A few months ago my children were given some kinetic sand for their birthdays. The texture of this stuff was fantastic, it was just like sand except it held shape and it was far easier to clean up. I immediately fell in love with kinetic sand, but still had no idea how to play with it.
So when I had the opportunity to read a book titled “35 Awesome Kinetic Sand Activities for Kids” (by Dyan Robson) I was excited.
All of the activities in the book are super easy, low prep. They require at most two or three materials to do, most of us with kids probably already have these materials around the house. Besides being a fantastic sensory experience to play with the kinetic sand, many of the activities are excellent fine motor exercise. Also, several of the activities are fun hands on learning for early literacy and basic math concepts.
My children’s favorite activity from the book so far has been building with kinetic sand bricks.
To make sand bricks all you need is some kinetic sand, either store bought or homemade, and a standard ice cube tray.
Press the sand into the tray.
Turn it over and the bricks fall right out.
You can build them to make whatever you like. Such as this castle tower.
My children eventually got the idea in their heads to raid my special shaped ice cube tray stash. These made for some rather interesting shaped bricks.
Now for the awesome part:
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