The sun came out this morning so we decided to make the most of it, and head for the beach! We had such a lovely relaxing time. It was bliss!
We did some shadow dancing……
We took off our shoes and paddled in the sea…….. Nothing can instantly send you back to childhood like the feel of sand between your toes and the sea splashing your legs!
Pictures in the sand!
The kids explored rock pools and also enjoyed drawing pictures in the sand. I remember doing this when I was a kid on holiday at the seaside, and it was always one of my favourite things to do at the beach! They hunted out materials which they could use on their pictures to add a 3D effect. Seaweed made brilliant hair for their alien friends!
Creating their beach art!
I even created my own beach art!
We finished off by playing a throwing game. I drew single lines at approximately one metre intervals in the sand, with a number written next to each of them. These numbers are the points that are scored if you throw your stone nearest to that line.
I wrote the numbers as multiples of 5 going up to 30. The closest line to the start scores 5, the furthest scoring 30!
So at the first line you score 5 points, the second line 10 points, the third line 15 points, and so on.
The children then each found a shiny white pebble (easily distinguishable )! to throw.
The aim of the game is to throw your pebble the furthest as this gives you the highest chance of scoring more points. They each had 5 turns. We kept a tally of the scores by writing them in the sand, in a circle drawn for each child. (We wrote their initial of their first name to make it easier)!
The winner is the person who scores the most at the end of the game.
This is another brilliant way to help older children with their number work. My daughter loves to help add the scores up for each person, improving her maths without her even realising!
Hope you have all had a lovely Sunday too!