Friday, October 02, 2015

Kinetic Sand Spider Activity

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Looking for spider activities for kids? This spider activity for preschool uses kinetic sand to work on fine motor skills and encourage sensory play.

Kinetic sand is a great material to use to work on fine motor skills and even more fun to build with. From kinetic sand potato heads to this simple kinetic sand rainbow, the possibilities are endless. There's just so many ways to get creative with kinetic sand! 

And these kinetic sand spiders are one such example.

Now, I'm not a spider person. 

At all. 

This girl and spider activities for kids? Yeah, not a match...but these kinetic sand spiders are adorable and not at all scary. In fact, they're kind of cute, no?

But, most importantly, the kids had fun.

Spider activity for preschool

What You'll Need for this Preschool Spider Activity

You don't need much in terms of materials for this kinetic sand spider activity. You just need:

Making Spiders with Kinetic Sand is a Great Fine Motor Activity!

First, you need to roll the kinetic sand into a large ball.

Then simply let the kids decorate with pipe cleaner legs and googly eyes. You might have to remind your kids to press the materials in gently because if you press too hard, the ball of kinetic sand may break apart.

Ways to play with kinetic sand

Your kids can add the pipe cleaner legs by poking them into the side of the kinetic sand ball.

Building spiders out of kinetic sand

Keep adding eyes and legs until the spider is complete. Ta da!

Kinetic sand spiders are a fun way to play with kinetic sand and work on fine motor skills

At this point, the kids might try playing with and moving the finished spider around. It's a bit fragile. After all, an eyeball popped off this spider during play. But the good news is that the kids can always build and rebuild as many spiders as they'd like.

Kinetic sand spiders are a fun way to play with kinetic sand and work on fine motor skills

Other Spider Activities for Kids You'll Love

Need spider activities for toddlers and preschool kids? Then you need to try this spider themed fine motor kinetic sand activity!