All kids love to goto the beach and play with sand. But it is not possible to take kids very often to the beach. If you are near the beach, then also it not practical to take your child everyday to the beach and let him play with sand. A very good alternative to sand play is the Kinetic Sand .
Kinetic sand looks like regular sand but is available in different colours and can mold it in any shape.
You can make your own Kinetic Sand at home for your kids. This is a wonderful recipe and the sand has a great texture. It is completely moldable, it seems like it is wet but it’s not! The best part is when you are done with it, you can put back the lid back on the container and can keep it for months.
The child only needs a big bin of sand and some beach toys or plastic cups to play with. To make it more interesting you can give your child, clay molds to make different shapes.
You can even hide different objects , like their small toys, animals, alphabet or number puzzle pieces and ask your child to find the hidden objects.
If your child is fond of cars and trucks, then kinetic sand is an excellent play option. Let him bring his cars and trucks. Ask him to put them in the sand and see how much he enjoys playing with them in the sand.
Kinetic sand is a wonderful activity which keeps your child busy for a long time.
Importance of Kinetic activities for the development of your child :
- Development of Sensory touch :
This is a very good sensory activity as kids touch the sand and play. They can feel the texture of the sand. This is very important for them to understand the importance of touch.
- Helps in the development of Fine Motor Skills:
It encourages children to squish, smash, roll, squeeze, cut and flatten it. Kids can also scoop it to build sand castles. All This help in the development if their fine motor skills.
- Hand eye coordination:
When kids play , they use their hand and eye muscles together to scoop or build sand castles. This coordination is very important for bigger things when they grow older.
- Promotes Creativity :
Kids use their imagination and can build a lot of things with kinetic sand. You will be surprised at their imagination of how many different things they make.
Does you child like to play with sand ? Do share in comments.
Never heard of kinetic sand before. Thanks for sharing this. My grandsons would love to play.ReplyDelete
Do try it out with your grandsons. They will love it😊Delete
We have a box of kinetic sand that was gifted to us but we haven’t played with it yet. I’ll open it up on your suggestion!ReplyDelete
Pls do. Your son will really enjoy playing with it!Delete
This is new to me.. and sounds great.. Must have huge therapeutic value as well!ReplyDelete
It actually is very therapeutic! I too enjoy playing with it myself!😁Delete
My elder one used to love playing with it.ReplyDelete
It's so much fun! Thank you for stopping by 😊Delete
I had never heard of Kinetic Sand and this seems a very interesting way to keep kids occupied. When my kids were small they had played with real sand as I was not aware of kinetic thing. But any which way more important is to let kids play in sand or soil.ReplyDelete
I also hlaaw it for the first time last year when someone gifted bitvto my son. But he loves playing with it .I enjoy playing with it too!Delete
My daughter loves to play with sand in school. i will try and make it at home and I hope that will keep her busy for some time. Thanks for the idea.ReplyDelete
I have purchased this sand , my daughter enjoy it.i will try to his recipe tooReplyDelete
The concept terminology is new... but I am sure kids love to play with sand...Got to learn something newReplyDelete
Yes kinetic sands are so much fun for kids and they had loads of fun while playing in it and best part it helps in developing their fine motor skills as well.ReplyDelete
Yes Simrit even I found Kinetic sand activity as a great way to keep kids busy for the long hours, my son thoroughly enjoyed this, though he became 10 now, but his love for sand activity is same, now he makes his younger sister learn About it. Please share some activities for 10-11 years kids also dear if possible, I would love to read and follow those.ReplyDelete
Never heard of kinetic sand before. I don't think they were there when my son was a child. A very good alternative. I am sure it must be quite popular.ReplyDelete
My twinnies love playing with sand and this great activity to nurture in the.reativityReplyDelete
It is too much fun for kids and easy to clean too. My daughter has a sea animals kinetic sand set.ReplyDelete
We love kinetic sand activities too. I also end up playing along with her at times.ReplyDelete
i didn't know about the kinetic sand activities buddy and you have left me much more enriched. a great post yet again buddyReplyDelete
Kinetic sand activities are good fr overall development of kids. Thnx fr this postReplyDelete