Try this fun and easy way to play with kinetic sand!
It said it right there on the box “98% sand and 2% magic” and as I dumped the kinetic sand out onto the tray we discovered how true that statement was.
It looks just like ordinary sand, the stuff you’d find at the beach, or in the sand pit, but it doesn’t move like ordinary sand, and it certainly doesn’t feel like ordinary sand!
It kind of sticks together, but it isn’t sticky. It sorted of seems like wet sand, but it isn’t wet. It crumbles like regular sand, but it doesn’t spread or scatter. It almost flows like some kind of thick sandy syrup, yet it forms hard shapes when you compress it.
It’s all the fun of sand play without the mess, but better! It really is kind of magic, and oh so fun!
You can mold it into shapes, roll it into balls that stay together, make tunnels and caves for imaginative play, use all your play dough accessories with it, write in it and more, but the thing we liked doing best is using stamps with the kinetic sand…
Dump the kinetic sand onto the table or into a large container, we used a simple tray. Push the sand down and/or use a rolling pin to make a nice flat, tightly packed surface. The tighter you pack the sand, the clearer your stamps will show up.
Now collect up some stamps – yep, stamps, the kind you would use with an ink pad.
We have a great set of rubber alphabet stamps, a few fun animal stamps and some lovely hand carved wooden stamps from Indonesia.
Now all you need to do is start stamping!
While he was happily stamping away Noah was also learning letters, practicing patterning, working on learning his name, experimenting with cause and effect, creating representations, and enjoying a unique sensory play experience.
The kinetic sand stayed out in a big tub for the next few weeks and everyone loved it. Even adults stopped to play and marvel at this cool stuff!
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Kate Lloyd says
This sand looks AWESOME and what a great way to use it!
The kinetic sand looks so fun, so much potential for different ways to play.
I was at a street festival recently where they had a large tray of this or something similar in the kids’ play area. It was so fascinating that even the parents were playing in it!
I love kinetic sand! There’s so much you can do with it. How much sand did you use in the activity? On the white plate, is that a 1kg pack or more? Thanks so much for the lovely post.
Rachel | Racheous - Lovable Learning says
Love kinetic sand! What a creative post!
Ceri Lovitt says
My eldest would love the rainbow fairy door, and the fairy postbox…. And the Christmas wreath (eek so cute!)……. But mummy needs a craft table turntable organiser, it might help keep the mess of craft materials under control!!
Danya Banya says
Oh wow that kinetic sand looks amazing! It’s on my Christmas wish list!