Interactive sandbox

Indispensable at every nursery school or kindergarten: the sandbox. Creative Learning Lab has enlightened the sandbox with colours and animations in the project 'Animaatje'.

Children are in contact with new media in a very early stage in our age. They are facinated by moving images from computers and television. It is a pity that this experience is limited to the screen. Animaatje, an interactive sandbox, brings change to this situation. By using an infrared pen, children can enrich their creations in the sandbox with colourful drawings and animations. Animaatje puts a digital layer over the sandbox. The aim is that with this projection technology, children can bring their expression and interaction skills to a new level.

Best practice

To stimulate excellent e-culture Virtual Platform has collected examples in a publication calledBest Practice. This project has been chosen as one of the best practices.


This video shows ho children are playing with Animaatje:

File Animaatje

Innovation programme Kennisnet

Animaatje is one of the projects of Creative Learning Lab within the innovation programme of Kennisnet for small-scale innovative experiments with ICT in education. 

Duration of the project: 
01-08-2010 to 01-04-2011