my idea was to have trays of fine colored sand to move trains through to make tracks. i even matched the train cars with the color of sand. i didn’t expect it to stay seperate, but i was curious how long it would.
the children were interested in this for about 15 minutes. then they began scooping and piling it up.
by the next day, i released and added cups and spoons. it was like 6 zen gardens. there was quiet, quiet work of spooning sand from tray to cup, from cup to tray.
children, the best leaders.