At Kanhas, we love our kinetic sand – an amazing play material that is both moldable and crumbly. It holds shape very nicely but when pressure is increased, it crumbles slowly – as if moving on its own.
The best part is that it is very easy to clean up afterwards. .just sweep up or vacuum. .no sticky bits on the table or carpet!
Here are a few activities that we have done with kinetic sand
Cooking – Large cookie cutters are a great way to mould kinetic sand. Those along with some cup cake liners meant kids spent a lot of time cooking different things for the Lord.
Gem stone mining – I got a large packet of plastic gems which the children used to bury and find in the sand. We were able to do a nice demo of mining because the sand clung to gems very realistically and had to be “broken away”. The children also played a counting game where one child hid some stones in a “lump” of sand and the other children had to guess the number hidden.
Monsters – We used goggle eyes and pipe cleaners with the sand to make some flat faced monsters or “demons” from the Ramayan stories.