Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Kinetic Sand Cupcakes Sensory Play

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Try this kinetic sand cupcakes activity with your toddlers and preschoolers as a way to work on fine motor skills and to encourage creative play.

This kinetic sand activity is definitely the most popular one in the eyes of my three year old. To say he loved it would be an understatement. Together we made cupcakes, sang "Happy Birthday," and engaged in lots of adorable pretend play.

Now if you want to do this kinetic sand cupcakes sensory activity with your child, then you're going to love that it requires no prep and uses materials that you likely already have on hand.

Kinetic sand cupcakes sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers

Kinetic Sand Cupcakes: What You'll Need

For this cupcake pretend play idea, we used:

This Kinetic Sand Cupcakes Activity is Great for Preschoolers and Toddlers!

There is one thing my three year old really loves and that is cooking. For as long as I can remember, he has had an interest in cooking, whether it's for real or for pretend. So one sunny day, I paired his love for cooking with some kinetic sand and together we made birthday cupcakes.

Just fill up the muffin tin with kinetic sand and add candles. What a fun way to work on fine motor skills and engage in sensory play!

Making kinetic sand cupcakes

Making kinetic sand cupcakes

Preschooler playing with kinetic sand

You can even pop out the cupcakes and hold them in your hands, which was easily my son's favorite part. 

Cupcakes made out of kinetic sand

He would sing "Happy Birthday," blow out the candle, remove the candle, and pretend to eat the cupcake. He even let his stuffed kitty cat join in on the fun. He would sing to the cat or let the cat remove the candle.

Cupcakes made out of kinetic sand

K also enjoyed filling up the muffin tin and pretended to put them in his pretend oven. He would ask me how long to cook it for, count, and then make a dinging noise for when they were done cooking. So much fun!

Other Activities for Kids You'll Love

Looking for kinetic sand activities? Try this kinetic sand cupcakes activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It's great for working on fine motor skills and encouraging pretend play.