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Tatyana Domysheva
Master class "Kinetic sand"

By organizing this Master ClassI set for myself the following target: development of creative potential and creation of conditions for professional development craftsmanship teachers in the process of active gaming interaction in the development of an effective developmental and universal means - sand.

And the following tasks: -Create conditions for fruitful creative activity of the participants master class,

- Deliver to educators the importance of using game techniques with kinetic sand in the development of figurative thinking, sensory perception, creativity of children.

We are all adults, and when we were children we took sand. In appearance, small grains, nothing special, but for some reason I want something with him do: build castles out of wet sand, using molds to make waders, and it's just nice to pour it through your fingers, however, the sand is not that simple. The seemingly elementary games can be very useful for the mental health and development of children.

Sand - it is a natural material, it not only fills it with natural energy, but also successfully takes negative energy into itself, moreover, it transforms aggression into positive charges. Sand It is a very flexible and democratic tool of creativity, it allows everyone to work with themselves and the objects from it can be easily changed at any time without much regret. Children who have difficulties in mental development, conflicts in relationships, fears especially need sandbox. As studies have shown sandbox has a psychotherapeutic effect, helping the child to get rid of fears, shyness, conflict in communication and many other problems.

Since we have most of the time winter and children do not have the opportunity to play their favorite game with sand in the street. We in our group use sand all year round. Children love to play in the sand. Sand helps children to find mutual understanding.

In our group we made «mini sandbox». Our mini sandbox has a wide range of applications. We use it both in the classroom in joint activities with children, and for independent games and children's activities.

In speech classes we use the following methods and techniques. work:

Conversation "The rules of the game with the sand in the room"during which we discuss what you can do with the sand in the group and what you can not (scatter sand, throw it, move to other places)

Sinking sand (hourglass).

In the math class we use exercises like

"Measure and Count". Children spoons sand from one tank to another and count their number.

A game “Find a figure”. Rake fingers sand, find a geometric figure and call it.

Now colleagues I want to offer to cook live (kinetic)sand do it yourself. Sandthat does not dry.

Kinetic sand appeared on the market in 2013 and pretty quickly fought a certain popularity. A child can play with him at home and the consequences of the game can be collected in half a minute with his hands, which then do not even need to be washed. Strange to touch sandand seemingly as sandand the physical properties are completely different. How does this work out?

2 cups sand

1 cup of starch

0.5 glass of water

Pour into the container sand and starchStir and pour water. Stirred. That's it, ready!

Summing up: The sand is very soft, pleasant to the touch, does not stick to hands, when you take it in your hands it seems that the magic power holds your hands, you do not want to remove them from the sand. Does not stain hands, does not scatter, comfortable to the touch, but unsuitable for the construction of castles or any other tall and complex sculptures.

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Amazing sand Kinetic sand (made in Sweden) is an amazing material. He holds his shape perfectly, while it is easy.

We offer you several variants of games with kinetic sand, which will make playing with this unique material even more interesting and useful for the kid and for parents.

We hope these ideas will show you the unusual and useful kinetic sand for creativity and become the starting point for inventing your own games.

Game 1. Getting to know the sand.

The very process of exploring the sand can take several hours.

The first thing to do, becoming the owner of the kinetic sand - is to open the package, pour it into the sandbox or on the table just to try it by touch.

The kinetic sand looks very similar to wet sand, but at the same time it feels completely dry to the touch. Try to make the simplest figure, for example a small ball, make sand, what dense figures are obtained, and then just press on the figure with your finger and enjoy the view and the feeling of how the figure spreads over the surface.

Try to let the sand through your fingers, it seems to flow.

Such simple activities with kinetic sand are great for relaxation, and most often moms and dads

Now that you are familiar with the amazing properties of sand, you can start playing games.

Game 2. Cooking cookies and cupcakes.

For this game, you can use various baking dishes, cooking cuts, baking dishes and even a rolling pin. The sand does not stick to them, after the game it will be enough to wash the forms and they can again be used in the kitchen for its intended purpose.

The child can offer to roll the sand like dough.

With the help of cut-out forms, you can bake cookies of various shapes and arrange a real tea party for dolls and toys.

Using the cupcake bake sweets for mom and dad.

The toy plate will perfectly fit into this game if you have one.

Game 3. We train the skills of owning a knife.

All parents really want to quickly teach the child to wield this dangerous object, but it is also scary to entrust everyone with a knife in the inept handles of the baby. Kinetic sand will be an excellent material for training.

You can make “bread”, “butter” or sausages out of the sand, give the child a plastic knife or a less dangerous table knife and suggest slicing bread or making sandwich breads.

Products from kinetic sand are perfectly cut even by dull knives, and the child will be carried away by a trusted important mission.

Game 4. Hide and Seek

Children love to play hide-and-seek, and in this regard, kinetic sand is a limitless field for games with children of different ages.

The simplest hide and seek - in the sand you can hide a few small objects and offer the child to find them. These can be kinder toys, designer parts, figurines from the sorter, buttons, balls and other small items. The task of the child can be to find a specific toy, to find all the toys, to find a certain number of toys.

When playing such a game, be careful, do not leave the child alone so that he does not accidentally pull small objects into his mouth and choke!

Hide and seek training. For older children, you can hide not just toys, but numbers or letters and ask to find a certain number or a certain letter.

From the numbers found, you can make examples, and from the letters found the words.
You conceive a word, write it down on a piece of paper, and suggest that the child find the necessary letters in the pile of kinetic sand to make up the word.

Game 5. We write in the sand

This game is also suitable for children who learn to count, learn the alphabet or learn to read and write.

You can practice writing letters, numbers, words on the sand, solve simple examples, or learn to read syllables and words. It is much more fun to draw letters and numbers with a stick on the sand than with a pen on paper, which means surely this game will entice a child much more than a boring table sitting!

Game 6. We sculpt from kinetic sand

To convey the beauty of kinetic sand in words or photos is very difficult, you need to feel it by trying the sand with your hands!

Kinetic sand is great for sculpting shapes.

You can sculpt various forms out of it and study them with the child, using figurines from the sorter as molds or offer the child to sculpt letters and numbers (to complete the task, you can pre-print stencils on A4 or half A4)

Game 7. Guessing game

On the kinetic sand, any object or die leaves an excellent, well-defined mark, and this also makes an excellent educational game.

Take a few different items, even the sand on the table. Try to leave traces of these objects in the sand, look with the child what is their difference. In itself, this occupation is a great game, but after all the available items have left their mark on the sand, you can go ahead and play a guessing game. One of the players takes any object and leaves a footprint on the sand, and the second player needs to guess what the subject left a footprint on the sand. Change roles with your child from time to time.

Game 8. Who is higher.

The kinetic sand has very interesting properties. On the one hand, the forms made of sand are very strong, on the other hand, as soon as the pressure from above reaches a certain maximum weight, the structure collapses. Accordingly, you can use this property for the game.

The task is to build a tower as high as possible.

You can build a tower of bricks, you can make of homemade blocks or balls.
If two are playing, then the winner is whose tower will be longer and last longer. If you are playing on the same side, then just train to build a tower as high as possible, from as many elements as possible.

And with the sand, molds and other materials at hand, you can come up with an infinite number of story games!

And attentive readers can even save a little on the purchase

How old can you play with kinetic sand?

On the boxes with sand manufacturer stated that the sand is suitable for playing children from 3 years. In fact, kinetic sand will be interesting for children from about a year to 5-6 years. Just kids should play under the vigilant control of adults.

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Why it is worth arranging sand games at home

The most favorite and all-consuming activity of the child is a game. In it, each baby creates his own world, arranges it as he likes. The child takes this game very seriously and generously puts its emotions into it. Sand is an excellent material for games: it is incredibly plastic, loose, it can be wetted and sculpted into various forms, destroyed and rebuilt. Share with the kid the pleasant emotions from the game - arrange a sandbox at home. It's simple, because you do not need any special knowledge or sophisticated equipment. And for the child, this game is very important, as well as the fact that you will play together. You can start working with sand from a very early age, when the baby is just introduced to different materials and tries to pour, mix, and so on.

What you need to work with sand at home

Sand for games can be any: river, sea, most importantly - clean. You can buy it at the pet store or even replace it with semolina. A sandbox will serve as a rectangular tray or a regular container with dimensions not less than 50 by 70 centimeters. The sandbox needs to be filled with sand by two thirds. You will also need water to wet the sand and a set of miniature toys - figures of animals and people who do not take up much space in the sandbox. This is enough for any game from this list.

"Building your world"

This is a very simple and very important game. The child is invited to create his world on a tray of sand. Let him build as he pleases, but he observes three key rules: do not pour the sand, do not rush them, do not break other buildings, when he does not play alone.

The goal of the game: to allow the internal processes to go outside so that the child sees them, to be able to realize something important for him.

Pay attention to what the baby is building. For example, if he creates a house with thick walls, this may mean a desire for security, which he lacks, a desire to strengthen his psychological boundaries so that they can be seen and not violated. The powerful walls of the sand castle can mean that the child’s borders are not built, and this makes him uncomfortable.

Often, if the baby needs warmth and care, candles appear in the sandbox, a hearth. And if there is a chaos in it, it can speak about a complete disorder in the inner world of the child or about the imminent beginning of changes.

It is very important to carefully watch the game, ask the baby why he created such a world, what these buildings mean to him. When a child builds his world daily, very often his behavior improves, sleep normalizes, anxiety and stress subside.

"Family in the images of animals"

Suggest the child to settle a family of animals in the sandbox, build a city in which she lives, or simply create a world of a family of animals. You can first play in different sandboxes, when each of you builds a city for your family of animals, and then together. It is important that you have as many animal figures as possible. The baby’s choice will be more conscious if you, while reading him tales, draw his attention to the behavior and character of different animals. For example: a fox is sly, an evil wolf, a strong bear.

Pay attention to what animals the child chooses, what he says about them, if at all, how these animals behave in the sandy field, with whom they communicate and much more. And if in the game the kid always chooses you as a bunny, and himself, for example, as a wolf, then think about why this is so. Or just ask the child: he knows and can explain! Play with your child: so you will have fun and answers to the questions that are of concern to you.

This game, aimed at the development of fine motor skills, helps to relieve tension. You can hold it before bedtime or activities that require strength, such as lessons. In order to put both hemispheres of the brain into work, the child must first play with both hands in turn, then together. His task - to leave traces on the surface of the sand, and whose precisely, you say. Show your child how to leave traces: a hare - with the index and middle finger, snakes with the little finger, a boa or mother snake - with the edge of the palm, kitties with large, index, middle and ring fingers, put together, and so on. Make up fairy tales about those who left their tracks!

Contrary to the aggressive title, this game is played for peaceful purposes. I recommend using it in the event of a looming conflict, and when everything is at home peacefully and smoothly. In some families, there is a ban on anger and the expression of negative emotions, and in children the feeling of anger is hidden very deeply. This game allows anger to come out, go outside, although sometimes you have to play a lot to do it.

It is convenient to play “War” with wet sand, not a decoy: it crumples. Wet the sand, build from it mountains, fences, walls, obstacles, trenches, select toys that "quarreled" and "are angry at each other." And let the kid start fighting: sculpt bombs, throw them at toys, break buildings, cause all kinds of destruction. This game helps the child not only to give way to repressed anger, but also to see all its destructive power. The kid learns not to fight with his feelings, but to resolve them for himself. Do not be alarmed if the child returns to this game day after day, destroying all new sand constructions. So, he needs it for now, and it should be important for you. But the day will come when the child wants to build a peaceful city. Тогда вы поймете, что он справился с гневом.

Эта игра направлена на снижение тревожности и борьбу со страхами. Ее суть — закапывание в песок различных предметов, например, игрушек или ракушек. By burrowing or falling asleep, the child may suddenly realize his power over fears. And when he digs it up, he struggles with his experiences, cracks down on what worries him.

Kinetic sand games

This sand does not necessarily buy in the store, you can make it yourself by adding water and starch. And you can play right on the table, without the sandbox. You will need a baking dish. The essence of the game is to make sand figurines with the help of molds, cut them with a knife, lay them out on doll plates. The game aims to develop the functionality of the hand - it is important for learning to write, creative imagination, thinking, ability to interact with a partner - mom or another relative.

Playing with kinetic sand can be complicated by adding miniature figures to it and setting a specific theme for it. For example, you noticed that your kid had a falling out with someone on the playground and therefore he was not in a good mood, he had a bad dream and was still scared, sad because he did not want to go to school or kindergarten. Ask him to “sculpt” his world when he is in such a state, and you will see how gradually the baby will calm down and cope with these difficulties. The main thing - be close.

Children find it difficult to recognize their emotions and feelings. Therefore, in all these games, I recommend parents to ask the child questions, share their thoughts and experiences, prompting the baby to do so.

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Kinetic Sand is a mixture of the purest quartz sand (98%) and a special bonding agent (2%), which is essentially silicone. Kinetic sand is completely non-toxic and does not cause allergies. Bacteria do not live in it, so it is safe for children from three years. An important advantage is the fact that the living kinetic sand does not dry, is easily collected from the surface, and therefore you can play with it again and again! Video source youtube.com/watch?v=pUHYMCXHpb4

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