- You will need different colors of sand and books showing true sand paintings for this center activity.
- Have your students look at the books and materials.
- They should get a feel for the "type" of shapes and figures that are often portrayed and the general geometric and symmetrical uses of those objects. They should also notice the use of colors.
- Have them sketch a design in pencil that they would like to make. They should do this on a 6" square piece of tag board.
- They should divide their picture into sections based on colors that they would like to use. Have them lightly write the names of the colors in the corresponding sections.
- To do the "painting" part, they will need to put glue in one section at a time, completely cover that sections with sand, and then shake off the excess sand.
- You may want to use paper plates for the different colors of sand to keep things neat. This will also allow students to easily reuse the sand.