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5 Ways to Explore SPLASHY SAND: A Parent's Guide to Fun and Creative Activities

SPLASHY SAND has quickly become a beloved sensory experience for children and parents alike. Its unique properties make it a versatile material for play, offering endless opportunities for creativity and exploration both on the counter top or the sensory bin, or in the bath tub! In this guide, we'll delve into various fun and educational activities parents can enjoy with their children using SPLASHY SAND.

  1. Sensory Exploration: SPLASHY SAND is renowned for its satisfying texture and moldable consistency, making it perfect for sensory exploration. Encourage your child to manipulate the sand with their hands, squishing, squeezing, and shaping it to discover its properties. The chocolate sprinkle kit is so much fun for this due to its unique texture with the aloe. It's so much fun for kiddos to practice small motor skills by breaking apart the small, naturally forming clumps. This hands-on experience stimulates tactile senses and promotes sensory development.

  2. Shape and Mold Creations: One of the most enjoyable aspects of SPLASHY SAND is its ability to hold shapes and details. Provide your child with molds, cookie cutters, or even household objects like cups and utensils to create unique sculptures and designs. The vanilla sprinkle and sorbet kit come with the most adorable ice cream cone molds! Whether they're building castles, animals, or imaginary landscapes, sculpting with SPLASHY SAND sparks imagination and fine motor skills.

  3. Letter and Number Formation: Transform SPLASHY SAND into a playful learning tool by using it to practice letter and number formation. Flatten the SPLASHY SAND on a flat surface and encourage your child to trace letters or numbers with their finger or a small tool. This hands-on approach to literacy and numeracy helps reinforce learning concepts in a fun and engaging way.

  4. Sensory Bins: Enhance sensory play by incorporating SPLASHY SAND into sensory bins. Fill a shallow container with SPLASHY SAND and bury small toys or objects for your child to discover through sensory exploration. The Pirate kit is perfect for exploring buried treasure, our bug life kit is perfect for exploring dirt dwellers, and our construction kit allows little explorers to drive through or construct in the "mud".

  5. Science Experiments: SPLASHY SAND offers opportunities for simple science experiments that captivate curious young minds. Explore concepts like magnetism by hiding magnetic objects within the sand and using a magnet to uncover them. Or use our fizzables for counter top play with a dropper and explore chemical reactions! Our dino kit with a volcano and lava fizzables is so much fun for this! 

Clean-Up Tips: While SPLASHY SAND is less messy than traditional sand or rice sensory bin fillers, it's still important to establish some clean-up guidelines. Encourage your child to play on a designated surface or in a sensory tray to contain any stray pieces of SPLASHY SAND. When playtime is over, use a broom or vacuum cleaner to easily gather stray particles.

 If you are very mess  averse,  allow kiddo to play with their kit in a dry bath tub. Any SPLASHY SAND that is spilled can be left in the tub for the next bath- ready to nourish kiddo's skin!

SPLASHY SAND is more than just a toy—it's a catalyst for creativity, exploration, and learning. By engaging in these activities with your child, you'll not only foster their imagination and cognitive skills but also create cherished memories together. So, grab THE PLAY  BATH and let the fun and learning begin!

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