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Fun things to do with Kinetic sand

Kinetic sand is a sand that can be molded or played with as free flowing sand. It sticks to itself so clean up is always nice and easy. 
We love Kinetic sand so today we focused on other things we could do with it. 
Here is the list we made and some other ideas~
First idea
Use letter stampers (from play doh sets) and spell things out. Great for kids learning abc's and spelling. 



Next we used cookie cutters and cut out shapes. No you can not pick them up to play but if you do this on a smooth surface you can still move them around while they lay down. 

This idea we used legos~
We filled the legos with sand and then tapped them out to make cool designs. We also stamped the legos in the sand and we even used them for teaching a bit of math. Ex. if you stamp two legos together how many circles do you have all together. 


After that we went on to stamping our own feet and some other feet and paws in the sand. 
It was neat to see everyone's finger prints. My daughter found it cool that everyone's finger prints are different and this was a neat way to prove that. 


I also went on to give them a kids knife (knowing they can handle it) and they practiced cutting. This was after they made their own little cakes.(as seen below) they also got to practice using real kitchen tools to make their own cakes. 

Lastly we poured some sand into a bowl and let them go at it.
 Playing, mixing, mashing, pouring, scooping.
They did it all.


Some other things you can do is stamp numbers, and add sand toys to build castles


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