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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.
- 25 Flower Hands-On Activities for Kids
- 25 Cotton Ball Hands-On Activities for Kids
- 25 Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids
- 12 Functional Skills for Kids