In this activity pupils work in groups and make a letter shape in the damp sand tray. Each pupil in the group traces over the shape, going a little deeper each time. The object is to get down to the base of the sand tray without the sides falling in.

Benefits

During this activity pupils will:

  1. practise forming lettersĀ 
  2. practise linking sounds to letters
  3. practise their fine motor control.

Materials:

The materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.