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Kinetic Sand

Kinetic sand is mouldable, sculptable sand, suitable for creative and open ended play. It is suitable for building and shaping, providing a sensory experience to children. Box contains 1kg. Suitable for ages: 3+

Key learning this resource may support:

Kinetic sand is particularly beneficial in supporting physical development such as fine motor skills.

Social and emotional development can be supported by engaging with the kinetic sand as children may find it calming and relaxing.

Kinetic sand provides a range of sensory experiences for children.

Suggested starting points for engagement:

  • Practitioners should firstly consider how this resource can be used to support children at their current levels and also offer a gentle extension to their learning as and where appropriate.
  • Practitioners may encourage children to explore the sand in an open ended way and support language and communication development by following children’s lead in how they express their experiences.
  • Individual children may benefit from using the sand in a particular way. For example, imprinting onto the sand or placing and finding items in the sand to develop fine motor skills.