When I was a kid, I remember a friend of mine had this awesome sand… She used it to make a castle underwater, and when she took a spoonful out of the water, it was dry!
I never got any of the magic sand myself, and forgot all about it, until my daughter got some for a Christmas gift.
I have to admit, I was kind of excited to finally be able to play with this stuff at home. And with the weather becoming too cold to play out in the sand box, magic sand (sometimes called Aqua Sand )has become a favorite for sensory play around here.
Of course, my son also loves DESTROYING the underwater castles….
Sometimes our sea animals swim around the castles. Sometimes the castles become home to a mermaid family. But almost always, boats become part of the play at some point.
When all the play is over, the sand can be scooped back up with mini strainer spoons, and since it is magically still dry, stored away for another day. I will say that I do put a plastic sheet under our sensory play when it involves water. This really helps contain any accidental spills.
What activities do you bring out for the kids to explore when the temperatures start to fall?