This is a fun activity to do on the beach which doesn't cost anything. Children will enjoy collecting and sorting beach treasures and arranging them into layers in their jar. Spend some time exploring colours, shapes and textures of the natural materials.
Fun even for the tiniest kids
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Empty glass jar (we recycled an old coffee jar)
Spend time exploring the beach and gathering natural materials such as shells, seed pods, stones, seaweed etc in a bucket.
Sort the materials, looking at the shapes, colours, textures
Arrange your materials in layers in a glass jar
When full, fit the lid back on to the jar
You could also try this on a forest walk, gathering leaves, twigs, cones, nuts etc.
Layered Treasure Jar using materials collected from the garden
What did you put in your jar? Please share a picture of your Layered Treasure Jar by uploading a photo via the comments section.