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Sand and Water Play Equipment

Early Years Resources® stocks a large selection of sand and water play resources for children and can be used in a home environment, school playgrounds, nurseries or any early years educational settings. Choose from our excellent choices of sand and water tables, sand and water trays and tubs, wooden sandboxes, sand and water play toys and accessories.

Children's Sand & Water Play Resources

Sand play and water play develops fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, sensory perception, language development and problem solving skills in children. Our selection of sand play equipment and water play equipment includes:

  • Sand and Water Play Tables - Our extensive range of sand and water tables included equipment from well known suppliers such Step 2, TP and Seaweenies. You'll find all the sand play and water play resources that you need to provide an excellent experience for children.
  • Sand and Water Play Trays - We also have a selection of sand and water trays and tubs for children including our popular tuff spot trays, titchy tubs and tubtrugs.
  • Sandpits - Choose from our selection of wooden sandpits and sandboxes designed to withstand all weathers and endless hours of sand play.
  • Water Play Toys - to enhance water play we have a choice of water play toys and games including water cans, spray bottles, play goo and floating toys.
  • Sand Play Toys - to enhance sand play we stock a variety of sand play toys including buckets, spades, rakes, sieves, wheel barrows, etc.
  • Play Sand - we have a variety of children's play sand in a variety of colours.
  • Sand and Water Play Storage - with water and sand play comes mess, we have everything you could need for storage and cover up, from aprons and smocks to table covers and mats.

We even have a range of Literacy and Numeracy resources for sand and water play.

Sand and Water Play Activities

Early years sand and water play encompasses every strand of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, as it enables children to explore and investigate whilst learning through play. Sand and Water play covers personal, social and emotional development which enables children to work independently and cooperate, extend imagination and build confidence. Creative and aesthetic development by experimenting with moulds, sand play toys and water play toys. Physical development by developing fine motor skills through pouring, filling, stirring, digging, patting, drawing, pushing, etc. and balance and spatial awareness. Sand play and water play also develops knowledge and appreciation of the environment by making physical features such as hills or changing the nature of sand by adding water.

Water play and Sand play also introduces children to science, technology, numeracy and literacy. Whether it is sifting sand or pouring water, or experimenting with just how much you need to make a sand or water mill turn, children will improve their hand eye coordination. By joining others in blowing bubbles or making sand castles, they will develop social skills and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world as they explore why objects sink and float.

Sand and Water Play Equipment