Kinetic sand play ideas

Kinetic sand play ideas

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!
We got ours for a great deal from Spotlight but there are a couple of DIY recipes online as well.
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.

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About the Author: Shweta Shetty
Suvarna Radhika Devi Dasi (Shweta Patil) has been practising Krishna Consciousness for over 15 years now. A qualified software engineer and Bharat Natyam Dancer, she has now ventured into the field of early childhood education. She has completed a certification in child care and is applying her spiritual and academic experiences to create a unique Vedic training program for children in Melbourne.

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