12+ Fun Sand Play Activities for Kids

Sand play is a fun addition to kids daily activities, indoors or outdoors. Provide awesome opportunities for learning through play with this exciting roundup of activities that use sand.

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Sand play can be provided in a sensory bin, in crafts, and in simple experiments. And it doesn't have to be limited to outdoor play. There are lots of ways to enjoy sand play indoors too!

You'll find a bit of everything in this fun roundup of crafts and activities.

Sand play activities

Why sand activities?

These are a few of the benefits of sand play:

  • .Sand activities promote creativity.
  • Sand activities provide fun sensory and fine motor play.
  • Sand activities are fun for all ages.

  • Sand activities bring a little of the beach indoors on a rainy day

 

 

1. Crafts with Sand

Sand crafts for kids

 

Decorate an apple design with an Apple Sand Craft / Gift of Curiosity

Decorate a Sandcastle Keepsake with small shells. / Paging Fun Mums

Make a sand castle with a Sand Paper Craft / iHeart Crafty Things

Combine sand and sea shells for Sand Shell Art / Happiness is Homemade

 Sand crafts for preschoolers

 

Layers of sand make a Sand Art Bottle Necklace that is colorful and unique. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Explore sand and water with Tide Pool Art / Buggy and Buddy

Painted shells in this Sea Shell Craft are so pretty. / Mess for Less

 

2. Activities with Sand

 Sand activities for preschoolers

 

You can Make Colored Sand to add variety to sand play. / Kids Craft Room

Support fine motor literacy with a Writing Tray using sand. / Crafts on Sea

Have fun with Sand Play in hands-on ways. / Happy Hooligans

Explore shapes with Sand Shapes Sensory Play / The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide

 

Activities kids can do with sand

 

Sand science is fun with a Sand Volcano / Fun A Day

Support sensory play with Pine Cones in the Sandbox / Preschool Toolkit

Sand Play with Loose Parts can include sand, sea shells and other materials. / The Imagination Tree

 

Whether outdoors building sand castles on a sunny day, or indoors making crafts on a rainy day, kids love including sand in their play. 

Have fun trying out these fun projects, or create your own unique uses for sand!

 

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