Taste Safe Kinetic Sand is a fun and easy sensory play recipe that is perfect for toddlers! So versatile and fun! Sand that sticks to itself and not to you!
Taste Safe Sensory Play
Have you ever played with kinetic sand? It’s definitely a treat! We play with it all the time but for some reason this is my first post on kinetic sand. (I have a recipe and more activities in book of sensory bins Exiciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids). Kinetic sand has an amazing texture and is such as versatile sensory play material.
You can make kinetic sand with sand (see recipe in my book) or you can purchase it or you can make this taste safe version that is perfect for toddlers that still put things in their mouths! Remember taste safe doesnt mean that your little one can eat it, put your can rest at ease the if they decide to taste it, it is safe.
Supplies for Taste Safe Kinetic Sand
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- 1 cup of Baking Soda
- 1/2 cup Corn Starch
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp of Cream of Tartar
- 1/4 cup of Water
- Food Colouring
- Mixing Bowl
- Whisk or fork
How to Make Taste Safe Kinetic Sand
- Grab a mixing bowl and combine the baking soda, corn starch, sugar and cream of tartar and combine them throughly.
- Add a few drops of food colouring to the water and mix throughly.
- Slowly add the water a new teaspoons at a time. I like to add 1-2 teaspoons and then mix throughly. Be sure not to add too much water otherwise your kinetic sand will turn into an oobleck like substance. Your kinetic sand is ready when it light and fluffy and should form a ball when held in your fist. Add more water if the mixture isn’t sticking together.
Kinetic Sand Sensory Bin Ideas
You kinetic sand is ready! Now how to set it up for your toddler or preschoolers. Here are some fun and easy ideas to help inspire you:
- Construction trucks, rocks and sticks to create a Construction Site Sensory Bin
- Frogs and bugs, leaves, rocks and sticks for fun Forest Themed Sensory Bin
- Dinsosaurs for a Dinosaur Sensory Bin
Story your kinetic sand in an airtight container.
My favourite supplies for this sensory bin
This activity is great for kids 2 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 7 year old.
Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.
Make quiet time their favourite time!
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
My Sensory Play Kits are a fun and easy way to keep your child engaged while at the same time capitalizing on the benefits of sensory play to nurture their mind!
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