With Kinetic sand there is no need for shining Sun or rising temperatures to be able to play some good old fashioned sandplay!
Sandplay is a psychotherapeutic technique which can be used for soothing, tactile stimulation and funny learning. Using sand and the miniatures gives children a symbolic way of expressing their feelings and their worldview. It does not depend so much on communicative proficiency, it can be used with a wide range of people with varying verbal and cognitive abilities.
It is a safe way to explore the unconscious, along with overwhelming feelings and life situations. Because it allows the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in a non-threatening environment, it is highly effective in reducing the emotional causes of difficult behaviours. Sandplay thus helps to strengthen a child’s connection between the inner and outer worlds.
What is Kinetic Sand?
Kinetic Sand is 98% sand and 2% Magic. The magic is a non-toxic, synthetic polymer (like Silicon oil). Kinetic Sand will not dry out in the open air. It is recommended to use an old icecream or tupperware container as storage place. I have not used any storage place for the kinetic sand and it still as good as new after 8 months.
Some Sensational Kinetic Sand Play Ideas
- Kinetic Sand “Writing” | Tactile: Sitting on the outside of the sandbox and running fingers through the kinetic sand on the ledge: making lines, squiggles and movements…
- Kinetic Sand Sensory Play | Tactile & Proprioception: Creating shapes by hand or using different tools.
- Shake and Spin | Vestibular: Filling a funnel (like an hourglass funnel) with kinetic sand and then turning it over. As the sand pours out, spin in circles like a sprinkler system.
- Bury and Destroy | Proprioception: Hands couldn’t get enough of this game! Burying hands and fingers in the kinetic sand and preparing for takeoff. Count down and remove the hands very fast!
- And much much more! Just use your fantasy!
More about Kinetic Sand
- 98% sand, 2% magic
- Special properties make it soft and stretchy
- Mess free. Kinetic Sand only sticks to itself and not to you
- Never dries out
- Soothing and relaxing to play with
- Great for kids and adults
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