We’re Going To Build A Sandcastle!
It’s a blue-sky, sunny day and we’re going to the beach. When we get there, we are going to build a sandcastle!
Let’s Get Ready!
Let’s gather up some helpers from family and friends.
Now we need some tools.
Next we need supplies — like sunscreen,
a picnic lunch and snacks,
and a blanket to sit on,
and something to shade us from the sun, when we take a break.
We’re ready, what’s next?
Find a Beach!
What kind of beach?
Like this? No, too rocky
No, too far down. Remember, Grandma is with us.
How about this?
Ah, yes! Just right! It’s a smooth, sandy beach right up to the shore. We’re going to build a sandcastle!
Push some sand together to make a big pile.
Fill buckets with water to dampen the sand.
Build a moat, if you want, with a stick bridge across it.
Build some towers with windows and sea shell adornments.
Make some steps to the top of the towers, and a wall to connect them.
Put a door in the wall to get to the courtyard.
Pave your courtyard with beach-gathered stones.
We Built A Sandcastle!
We played in the water.
We heard the gulls talking, and the boom as the waves hit that hard, cement wall.
What a beautiful sandcastle we all made together, with laughter and smiles, in the breeze and the sun.
As the day turned to evening, we packed up our things. The waves came up closer, we ran back away,
and watched as the waves turned our castle to sand.
We smiled, and we said, as we walked to our cars, “We’re going to make a sandcastle again, another day.
“Hey, Grandma, walk with me,” said our littlest one.
Do You Want To Build A Sandcastle?
If you want to build a sandcastle, we have just the book for you!
Read it, then go down to the beach and try out your own sandcastle. We’d love to have you post a picture in comments in this post.