Sunday, May 03, 2015

Kinetic Sand Sensory Math Activity

This blog uses affiliate links. Basically, I make a small commission when you use these links, at no additional cost to you.


Fall activities & crafts for kids

Use kinetic sand and math manipulatives for this simple sensory math activity.

So what do you do when you have a three year old who enjoys playing with kinetic sand and a 5 year old obsessed with math? 

Well, you combine the two into a kinetic sand sensory math activity, obviously.

This simple activity was a great way to work on fine motor skills and math concepts. It encouraged the boys to count in a fun new way.

Kinetic sand sensory math activity

What You'll Need for this Sensory Math Activity

You only need a couple of materials to quickly set up this sensory math activity. You'll need:


The Kids Will Love this Simple Sensory Math Activity that Uses Kinetic Sand

Stamping the base ten blocks into the kinetic sand ends up leaving an impression in the sand to count.

Kinetic sand math activity for kids using base ten blocks

Kinetic sand math activity for kids using base ten blocks

So the boys would stamp some tens and ones, count it up, and then stamp the corresponding numbers into the sand. For example, you can see two tens and four ones, which equals 24, in the photo below.

Counting with base ten blocks in kinetic sand - a simple sensory math activity

Or, in this case, five tens and one one, which equals 51.

Counting with base ten blocks in kinetic sand - a simple sensory math activity

Once the blocks and numbers were removed, you could count them again in the kinetic sand! For added learning, the boys traced the number impressions with their fingers (a good prewriting exercise!).

Sensory math activity idea

The boys also enjoyed just stamping different number combinations in the sand, which is a great for working on fine motor skills.

Stamping numbers in kinetic sand

Stamping numbers in kinetic sand

Other Sensory Math Activities You'll Love




If you're looking for sensory math activities for kids, then give this kinetic sand math activity a try

SHARE THIS


Browse these popular categories

Hyperlexia Autism Anxiety Hypernumeracy ADHD Sensory processing Social stories Speech & language Emotions & self-regulation Sensory bin ideas I spy games Kids activities & crafts
Fall activities & crafts for kids

0 comments:

Post a comment