Try one of these fun ideas for sensory play using sand!
15 recipes for sand play
Playing with sand is a classic children’s activity, and it’s a great sensory material for children to explore.
Sometimes though it’s good to give the classics a twist – to spark interest in an old material, or to introduce your child to some exciting new textures or ways to play.
Here’s a selection of fantastic recipes for sand play.
Sand play ideas for children
:: Simply adding colour to your sand pit can give it a whole new appeal. Here’s how to make DIY coloured sand – so easy when you know how!
:: And adding in some interesting bits and bobs to your sand pit gives an interesting invitation to your children to come and explore. I love the pouring containers in this sand sensory bin.
:: Coloured sand can be a great way to learn to write, as you can make clear marks in it with your fingers or a stick.
:: And you can use coloured sand to make art too.
:: My girls love this homemade cloud dough recipe to make indoor sandcastles…
:: and this portable mini sandcastle kit would be the perfect combination for it.
:: For a more permanent sand castle, try this air-drying sand recipe.
:: This taste safe moon sand holds its shape too, and could be a good alternative if you’re concerned about your child putting things in their mouth.
:: Have you ever tried making wet sand sculptures?
:: Or making prints in sand play dough?
:: I’d like to try this recipe for sand slime!
:: You could make sand paint to make some textured pictures.
:: or try this idea for moon sand cupcakes.
:: And this black moon sand is perfect for some outer space sensory play.
:: For a totally different texture, try this sand foam recipe.
:: or use kinetic sand to learn your ABC.
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