Dam building

This play-based activity supports young learners to build a dam using natural material.

© Learning Through Landscapes. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

< 30 minutes


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What you need

  • A small stream, flowing surface water after rainfall or large, shallow waterproof containers and access to water
  • Natural loose materials e.g. mud, sticks and stones
  • Waterproof clothing and footwear


  • Outdoors