Land and Water Form Trays

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Land and Water Form Trays
Social Studies - Geography
Land and Water.JPG
MaterialsWater Form Tray
small pitcher of water (could be dyed blue)

This material teaches the child about land and water forms.


  1. Take the tray to a table or mat.
    Land and Water 1.JPG
  2. Step two
    Land and Water 2.JPG
  3. Step three

Different classrooms handle the removing of the water from the tray in different way. Some have the children pour the water directly back into the pitcher. Some have the children move the water back to the pitcher with a small baster. Some have the children empty the tray into the sink and the refill the pitcher for the next child. Do whatever works best for you.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

  • These were made with Sculptamold and inexpensive brownie pans:
    Walk Beside Me landform 1.jpg Walk Beside Me landform 2.jpg
    (For a detailed description of how this was done, see Walk Beside Me

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