Next time you take a trip to the beach, why not use your bucket to collect beach debris and make a sand picture with what you find? Children of all ages will enjoy making a secret garden picture with their beach treasures. It's a great way to explore natural shapes and textures and can be done as a group activity.
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Any Age
Enjoy walking along the beach collecting interesting beach debris in a bucket e.g. shells, leaves, seeds, seaweed, drift wood etc. Look for interesting shapes, colours and textures
Draw a shape in the sand to make your frame. You could also make a more defined frame by arranging several pieces of driftwood.
We chose to draw a square frame
Have fun sorting through your collection and making a secret garden by arranging your items in the frame. You can lay items flat or make a 3D effect by sticking in pieces vertically.
Take a photo of your secret garden picture to bring home with you.
After we had finished my daughter wanted to rearrange the pieces to make another garden picture
Have you made a secret garden beach picture? Share a picture by uploading a photo in the comments section.