Kinetic Sand … Favorite Fidget #9

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I have purchased and tried many different moon sands and kinetic sands and this National Geographic Play Sand is my favorite by far!

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This sand is so mold-able, it is amazing!  It is also pretty dense, so for those who have some tactile sensitivities, this could be a good touch exploration activity.  This set comes with 6 different tiny castle molds to add to the fun!

          

Setting up an “invitation to play” has been a really useful technique that we use in our house and that I recommend to families.  We all get into slumps and find our kiddos asking and asking for tv and technology.  When I find this happening, we “reset” with meaningful activities!  After the kids go to bed, we pick out a toy, craft or other activity, and set it out on the floor in the playroom.  When they wake up in the morning, they are immediately invited to play!  It works for us, because even if this is a toy that is stored in our playroom, this sets the scene for them to play with something that they may have forgotten about and it builds it back into their repertoire.  It has been really fun and they get so excited to see what is in store [and gives us a little time to sleep in 😉 ].

So yesterday, I set up an invitation to play on the floor of the dining for the kids to see when they got home from school. They were pumped because it was in the dining room! and immediately got to work on building sand castles!   They were engaged in this activity, squeezing the sand, dropping it, noting how hard and soft it was at the same time, and molding it.  You can see that they had a blast.

        

Here are some our describing words and score;

C (4) mushy, squishy, hard, 100

G (7) hard, warm, soft, 10

Grab your own set of sand and castles — NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand – 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) – A Kinetic Sensory Activity

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