Thursday, February 05, 2015

Kinetic Sand Potato Heads {Fine Motor Sensory Play}

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This kinetic sand potato head activity is simple sensory play at its finest. It all started when three year old K declared, "I want to play with kinetic sand." While I was grabbing our sensory container for the kinetic sand, I was thinking of what I could pair with it this time. Then I stepped on some random limb of Mr. Potato Head. Genius idea born from toy clutter on the floor.

Kinetic sand potato head sensory play for toddlers & preschoolers from And Next Comes L

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K had a blast with this activity and to think all it took was some:


I helped him form big and little balls of kinetic sand for the bodies, but otherwise these creations are all his. It was such a fun mix of fine motor playsensory play, and imaginative play. It was also a great way to discuss body parts.


Fine motor sensory play with kinetic sand & potato head pieces from And Next Comes L

Kinetic sand potato head sensory play from And Next Comes L

Fine motor sensory play with kinetic sand & potato head pieces from And Next Comes L

Here are a couple of his kinetic sand potato head creations. First up, "the baby."

Kinetic sand potato head sensory play from And Next Comes L

And this gorgeous creature is none other than me aka "mommy." He carefully cradled my kinetic sand body from one end of the sensory bin container to the other, chattering away about mommy related things.

Kinetic sand potato head sensory play for toddlers & preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Then somehow from there he moved to "making smoothies" with the kinetic sand. He talked about adding "some sprinkles" and "little bit of cocoa powder." I tell you, this kid is going to be a chef when he grows up! He loves everything about food and cooking.

Looking for more ways to play with kinetic sand? Try these out:


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Fine motor sensory play with kinetic sand & potato head pieces from And Next Comes L
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