I took kids for a walk on a cloudy Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago. The weather was wonderful without the heat and the UV from the sun. I just put all three of them into the sand and then start to relax and brainstorming myself with a book of IKEA for almost an hour.
It was also the first time of Penny with the sand. Her reaction was not that bad of what I expected. After getting familiar with the touch and the feeling of the sands, she soon starts having fun with all kinds of shovels and bucket.