10 Super Sand Activities ... No Beach Required!

Nothing says summer like sun, surf and of course, sand! Help your child bring the beach home with this collection of sand activities. From sand candles to an ocean-in-a-bottle, this versatile (and free) ingredient is perfect for a wide range of hands-on crafts.

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Make a Summery, Sandy Seascape!

Help your child celebrate the summer and the sun by making a sandy seascape.
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Make an Ocean in a Bottle

Kids are sure to be entranced by the magic of the ocean when they create their very own ocean in a bottle.
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Make Sand Dough

This versatile clay-like material hardens if left out and can be used for building sand castles, forts, and even school projects.
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Make a Mini Beach-in-a-Box

Enjoy the beach all year long with this fun activity that uses sand, seashells, and a shoebox to create a mini beach right in your house!
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Make Sand Candles!

Planning a beach vacation? Here's a cool nature craft you can make in the sand with your child.
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Make a Sandcastle You Can Keep!

Help your child make a beautiful homemade sandcastle that will last!
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Dig for Treasure: Play Buried Numbers!

In this activity, your child will develop her sensory awareness and build important math skills while having fun outdoors.
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Make a Sand Clock

An hour glass, also known as a sand clock, keeps time. In this activity, your child will make her own sand clock and measure the time it keeps.
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Make a Water Well!

Here's a simple science activity that will help your child better understand how wells bring us water.
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Sand Art Craft

Teach your kids about colors and patterns while creating a beautiful work of art.
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