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Adventure Anywhere: Sandcastles

June Week 1: Brought to you by Beach Sand Sculptures

Anyone can build an impressive sandcastle, all you need are the right tools! Can't get to the beach? Make your own sand at home and then follow along with the experts to create your own sandy masterpiece!

Learn how to build a bigger sandcastle with Beach Sand Sculptures!
  Q+A with a sandcastle expert!



Snack: Krispie sandcastle  

Note: For a bigger sandcastle, double recipe!
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
3 tbsp. butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
Sandy crumbs from cereal or cookies (optional)
Large saucepan
Spatula (best if coated in butter)
Sandcastle molds, washed and dried
Seashells (optional)
Plastic wrap

Step 1) In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add in mini marshmallows. Remove from heat when completely melted.

Step 2) Add Rice Krispies cereal and mix.

Step 3) Line the sandcastle molds with plastic wrap. Using the buttered spatula, press the mixture into the sandcastle molds. Press down firmly to get the mixture into every part of the mold.

sandcastle craft 1

Step 4) Turn the mold upside down, give it a shake to reveal the first part of your castle.

sand castle snack 2

Step 5) Repeat to continue to add to your sandcastle, decorate with cereal crumbs and seashells!

sand castle snack 3


Craft: Make at-home sand 

Bring the beach to you! With this recipe you can make sand at home that’s just like damp beach sand.
Note: This activity is not appropriate for kids with wheat allergies.

To fill a small bin:
4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil

To fill a large bin:
5 lb of whole-wheat flour (1 bag)
2 cups vegetable oil

To fill a kiddie pool:
25 lb of whole-wheat flour (5 bags)
10 cups vegetable oil

Place the flour and oil in your bin or pool and mix with your hands. Once mixed, sand can be used to bury toys and build sandcastles!


Storytime: The Sandcastle that Lola Built 
Activity 1: Color a sandcastle 
Download worksheet  


coloring sandcastle

Activity 2: Maze - Help the sandcastle expert find his tools! 
Download worksheet  
sandcastle maze

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