In an effort to think "warm thoughts," and to integrate an ocean/beach/summer theme, we have been working with sand in different areas of the classroom. There are different types of sands for spooning and pouring in Practical Life and shells for counting in Math. I thought it would be fitting for the children to be able to work with sand and bits of shell in an artistic, creative way as well. The following activity is set up at a stationary table in order to maximize the sensorial element of the lesson - I wanted the children to simply not have to worry about carrying the materials to the workspace...they are able to do that with other lessons throughout the classroom. Here, it is all about the tactile experience with the sand types while expressing creativity and self.