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Week 21 Sensory Activity - Kinetic Sand

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Have you ever played with kinetic sand? It's kind of fun even for adults! It's moldable, squishy sand that stays together as you build with it. You can play with kinetic sand just like you would with real sand: get molds, sand buckets, scoops, shape it into balls, etc.

Kinetic sand is a great substance for sensory play because it's gritty and sort of sticky, yet colorful and fun. You can buy lots of colorful kinetic sand or make your own.


I'm usually a big proponent of DIY and would encourage you to make your own as part of the sensory play, buuuut in this case I really think it makes sense to just buy it. Here's why:

  • you want to use super fine sand so that it is more moldable, so if you don't have access to fine sand you still have to buy it... in which case might as well save yourself the trouble and just buy kinetic sand
  • if you want fun colorful sand, you have to dye your super fine sand, but it might come out a funky color unless you start with a very light colored sand, so you might choose to buy colorful craft sand... in which case you might as well save yourself the trouble and just buy some kinetic sand

But it's totally up to you! Making your own is certainly the more affordable and customize-able option! Here is a recipe for DIY kinetic sand.

Don't forget to use the hashtag #52weeksofsensory and tag @highchairchronicles if you post any pictures on social media!

Psst, if you happened to come across this page and are wondering what the heck this is all about: We are doing the 52 Weeks of Sensory challenge. Come join us!

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