Thursday, June 25, 2020

Kinetic Sand Dot to Dot Fine Motor Activity

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Looking for kinetic sand activities for kids? This kinetic sand dot to dot fine motor activity is tons of fun for toddlers and preschoolers.

Kinetic sand is a go-to sensory item in our house. 

While it's fascinating to play with by itself, by adding one or two items from around the house, you can sneak in some extra learning. 

This activity is one such example, encouraging fine motor and prewriting skills.

An honestly, this kinetic sand fine motor activity gives me some serious nostalgic vibes, reminding me of that classic childhood pen and paper game called dots and boxes.

Fine motor kinetic sand activity idea for toddlers and preschoolers

What You'll Need for this Fine Motor Kinetic Sand Activity

This activity is pretty low prep. You just need to grab these materials:

Your Kids Will Love this Dot to Dot Fine Motor Activity Using Kinetic Sand!

First, we stamped the geoboard onto the kinetic sand so that when the geoboard was lifted, there was a 10 x 10 grid. And yes, we are full swing back into temporary tattoo mode at our house (note the Super Mario themed tattoos!).

Toddler stamping in kinetic sand

When you pull off the geoboard, you're left with this amazing impression in the kinetic sand.

Kinetic sand activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Now that we have the grid for the dot to dot, the boys started connecting the dots in different ways. K is still mastering straight lines, but he loved using the dots to build his letter writing and shape drawing.

Drawing in kinetic sand

Drawing in kinetic sand

Five year old J was more precise. He drew boxes and wrote teeny tiny numbers in the boxes (hello, hypernumeracy!) as he went along. It was like he was playing that classic dots and boxes game that I remember from my childhood.

Kinetic sand dot to dot activity for kids

Kinetic sand dot to dot activity for kids

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Fine motor kinetic sand activity idea for toddlers and preschoolers