Nursery activity – Seaside collectors

On a trip to the seaside, provide our fantastic collecting sheets for children to seek, find and pick up a range of interesting things from the seashore. Provide easy grip tweezers, buckets, small rakes and trowels for digging and carrying. Alternatively, create your own seashore environment using play sand, pebbles, shells, driftwood, crabs and seaweed. Fill Tuff Tubs with water for splashy play and a deckchair or two for relaxing in the sunshine!

Download a handy PDF version of this activity, along with the collecting sheets, for you to keep.

Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum


The Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum is a new creative curriculum that gives you everything you need to create your own stimulating, engaging and aspirational Early Years environment. It features 28 ILPs (14 Nursery and 14 Reception), all crafted and themed around children’s questions and the world around them.

It’s been carefully designed with practitioners in mind, with the projects providing a range of quality group and enhanced provision activities. These enable children to practise and master the necessary skills needed to achieve the early learning goals.

Using our previous EYFS Curriculum?

The Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum is a brand new product. If your school already uses our interest-based learning projects, you can get the new EYFS curriculum and supporting documents with a discount of up to half the price.

Find out more about the Cornerstones EYFS Curriculum.

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Melanie Moore

Mel is Curriculum Director and the author of the Cornerstones Curriculum. She writes, edits and oversees all curriculum materials and leads our creative team. Mel has over 20 years of primary teaching experience, including as a deputy headteacher. She has also been a teacher adviser and a local authority strategy adviser.

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