Thursday, April 23, 2015

Play Matters: Kinetic Sand Review

Disclaimer: I was sent a box of Kinetic Sand from Baby Vegas for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own or that of my kids. No money was received in return for writing this post. 

Just before the school holidays we received a box of kinetic sand and all three kids were pretty excited, yes even the 8 year old. No time was wasted in opening the box and getting started on building things. That afternoon the 4 year old had a friend over so they divided into groups and had a sand building competition. 

It wasn't an easy task picking a winner, let me tell you. I tried to placate them with a response that they all did a fabulous job (I was trying to keep the peace), but I was told that there had to be one winner... Let's just say the result led to some tears. 

But that was just day one of our experience with Kinetic Sand. Sometimes the kids build things with it, other times they draw pictures in the sand and well they also just like to sit there touching it and letting it fall through their fingers. Doing so seems to calm them. 

And whilst it is still sand and does make a mess, the clean up is pretty easy seeing as the sand clumps together unlike normal run of the mill sand. 

If you have no idea what Kinetic Sand is, here are some details from Baby Vegas

Build it, form it, smooth it, slice it, mould it, break it and recreate it!Kinetic Sand is 98% sand and 2% magic, the ‘magic’ bonding agent that causes the sand to stick only to itself in a soft clump. This sand-in-motion flows and shapes just like wet sand, but leaves surfaces completely dry and mess-free. When pressure is applied to Kinetic Sand, it keeps its shape allowing for all kinds of sculpting and molding. Kinetic Sand is totally reusable and it never dries out. As well as non-toxic, Kinetic Sand is anti-microbial and also adheres to Australian safety standards.For children aged 3 and up, and packaged in a 2.5KG box, Kinetic Sand is fun, indoor, mess-free sand.
  • Special properties make it soft and stretchy
  • Won’t make a mess (sticks to itself but not to you)
  • Never dries out
  • Non-toxic
  • Store in a sealed container to keep clean and dust free
  • Do not get wet
And the kids have already put this set of moulding toys on their wish list.

If you are looking for ways to encourage play with Kinetic Sand and some of the benefits of it here are a few posts that will give you some ideas:

Learning To Play and Playing To Learn
World Of Senses- The Benefits of Kinetic Sand
Mama OT- The Benefits of Using Kinetic Sand in Therapy

Do your kids enjoy playing with Kinetic Sand?

1 comment :

  1. Wow. This looks great. Even I am tempted to play with the sand. Wonderful review.


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