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The beach and sand seem to be on everyone’s mind. Why not make a learning experience out of the excitement of visiting the beach? Check out these 25 Sand Hands-on Activities for Kids and help little ones learn while they play this summer.

Sand Hands-On Activities for Kids

Summer and sand just go together. Whether you are traveling to the beach or are visiting your local park, you can have fun in the sand at home before you go! Enjoy sensory experiences, measuring, and kinetic sand ideas perfect for your preschoolers.

Sensory Sand Activities

Sand Foam – Paging Fun Mums

Sand and Water Ocean Sensory Bin – Mom Inspired Life

How to Make Your Own Colorful Sand – Mom. Wife. Busy Life.

Homemade Paint Recipe – Growing a Jeweled Rose

Sand Castle Puffy Paint Art – Still Playing School

Sand Play Dough With Loose Parts – Mama Papa Bubba

DIY Water and Sand Table Ideas – Lillian Hope Designs

Monster Moon Sand Invitation to Play – Nerdy Mama

DIY Sand and Rock Box – Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

Calm Down Zen Garden – Encourage Play

Edible Sand Recipe – Kids Play Box

Glow in the Dark Sand Recipe – Growing a Jeweled Rose

Homemade Moon Sand –  Love and Laundry

Learning Sand Activities

Learning to alphabetize using stamps and kinetic sand – Gift of Curiosity

Underwater Magic Sand – Teaching Mama

Letter Hunt for Early Literacy – Busy Toddler

Sand Art – Krokotak
Make A River! – Picklebums

Sand Volcano for Kids – Growing a Jeweled Rose

How to Make Homemade Sand Slime Recipe for Kid Science – Little Bins for Little Hands

Easy Sand Art for Children – My Frugal Adventures

Creating Sand Dunes – Simple Play Ideas

Drawing Outside with Spring-Colored Sand – Buggy and Buddy

Sand Painting – Meri Cherry

MYO Sand Paint – Nature Art – Emma Owl

What are some of your favorite ways to use sand for a fun, hands-on activity? Share with me below in the comments. 

For more ideas like this one, check out my Pinterest board below and also these other blog posts.

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