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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sand Projects for Kids

Do you like the sand? From the moment your child sets foot on his or her very first sand, wonder and learning begins.

The good news is that you don't have to go all the way to the beach to recreate this learning sensation.

I was at Five Below (It's a store that sells everything inside for $5 or below for each item). I saw a package of what used to be called Moon Sand there on display, and even my almost teenager had trouble pulling herself away. It was so soft and felt fun to just run through your fingers.  If you don't have any sand to work with at home, check out Five Below, or even the Dollar Tree (even cheaper, but probably less quantity).

These pics are us on top of the Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan.

But, you don't have to climb a dune to have fun with sand.

Are you fascinated by how sand dunes form and the science behind them? It's science facts like this that can create fun, hands-on science experiments for children.

This is a great science experiment project that is simple to do and requires minimal mess yet provides a huge learning experience for kids:

Sand Dunes Project For Kids

Be creative. Put the sand inside a container that allows for child play without destroying the carpet, but plan on at least some amount of cleanup afterwards. It's just typical for small hands to drop some of the sand outside of even the largest container.

Check out other ideas for Toddler Tuesday:


1 comment:

  1. It's been a long time since I have been to the beach. I grew up in NYC but have lived in rural northern PA for the last 22 years. There are times I miss the beach and regret that the children won't have that experience. This sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing on Toddler Idea Tuesday and for sharing my button.
    I hope you will have a chance to stop by again this week. Linky will be live all week.
    Have a great day.