Features and Benefits
• Easily mouldable, yet also free flowing.
• It has the properties of wet sand, yet is not so wet.
• It sticks to itself, yet is not sticky.
• It is soft yet is not fluffy.
• It helps to develop fine motor skills.
• Encourages sensory processing for kids who are
sensitive to sensory input.
• Helps to teach drawing and pre-writing skills.
• Challenges kids to use their creative thinking skills.
• Promotes pretend play.
• Ideal for kids with special needs. Playing with Kinetic Sand
is an amazing tactile and soothing experience.
• Helps to calm their minds and increase attention span.
• Gluten, wheat and casein free - great for allergies.
• 100% safe and non-toxic.
Usage and Tips
Fine Motor Skills - Kinetic Sand is a hands on material. Squish
it, squeeze, or smash it to strengthen hands. Poke it or pinch it
to develop index finger skills. Roll it into balls or flatten it with a
rolling pin to develop bilateral skills. Scoop it or cut it to practice
grasping and using tools such as spoons, ice scoopers and
knives. Press cookie cutters down into flattened sand or pack
it into little cups and flip them over to build sand castles and
develop fine motor skills.
Sensory Skills - Kids who avoid “messy play” will likely be open
to engaging with Kinetic Sand due to its soft, non-sticky nature.
Perfect for kids with “tactile defensiveness“.
Drawing and Pre-Writing Skills - Before kids are old enough to
write they should practice their drawing and pre-writing skills on
multi-sensory material. Use fingers or tools to scribble, doodle,
or draw. This can give them additional sensory input and help
them practice their pencil grip.
Creative Thinking - An open-ended non-directed play material,
there is no right and wrong way. The child has to come up with
an idea of what to do with it, decide on a “motor plan”, (such
as squish, pinch, flatten, etc.), and then execute. Idea, plan and
execute...three important concepts!
Pretend Play - Research shows that toddlers require concrete
props to facilitate symbolic play, so pull out the miniature bowls,
spoons, mini animals, feed the animals, give them a bath etc.
Speech and Language Development - The interaction between
you and your child, as they play and tell you what they are
doing and as you ask questions, helps to facilitate language
Increased Attention - Squeezing the sand, provides deep
pressure which is organizing to the body. So all the squeezing gets
the brain ready to sit, focus and learn.
Sense of Calm - The unique properties of the sand, encourage
gentle rhythmic motions which are calming and soothing.
Cautions and Care: Kinetic Sand is 100% safe and non-toxic. As with all toys, children under 3 years should be supervised continuously whilst playing with Kinetic Sand.
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