I set this up whilst the boys were building their castle. Without a flat surface, it’s much trickier than it looks! Aside from hand-eye coordination, this takes patience and resilience.


  • Rainbow pebbles
  • Beach pebbles


Finn came over first to deconstruct the pebble towers and reposition them.

Meanwhile, Ioan built a tower with the beach pebbles. After Ioan’s tower toppled, crushing his hand, he decided the rainbow pebbles were a safer option!

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.