Use your finger and write your weekly vocabulary or word study list in the sand. Have your partner read the word and use it in a sentence. Depending on the ability of the students you can have them say the sentence or write it.
Colored sand can be found at craft stores, but plain old beach sand works, too. Plastic meat trays work well as containers because they are deep enough to prevent the sand from spilling. They can stack on top of each other. You can also use tupperware or pencil boxes because they have snap close lids. Students can use their fingers or they can use a popsicle stick (some children with sensory issues do not like the texture of the sand).