Sand Process Art for Little Kids

If you’re looking for a quick & easy STEAM idea to go along with just about any preschool theme, then you’re definitely going to want to check out this Sand Process Art for Little Kids. Your preschoolers and kindergartners can learn about the five senses while practicing fine motor skills with this hands-on preschool activity!

collage of Sand Process Art images with text: Five Sense Process Art for Little KidsI love quick & easy hands-on activities that are also incredibly versatile and today’s Sand Process Art for Little Kids was exactly that! This activity checked all of those boxes and so many more. And did I mention that both the little guy and baby girl had a blast making their very own sand artwork?  

preschool making sand art with glue and sand
We use our hands to touch and feel things. There are many different types of textures, such as rough, smooth, bumpy, soft and hard. Some things we touch are different temperatures. 

preschooler sprinkling sand on cardstock
This month we’ve been learning about our bodies and ourselves and this week’s it’s all about the five senses. We’ve explored sight, sound, and taste.

child making sand process art

Today we’re learning about our sense of touch. How perfect is that? Sand has such a unique texture and it’s definitely a wonderful tactile sensory experience.
preschooler's sand art
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

sand process art activity
Keep scrolling to learn how to incorporate sand art into your next five senses preschool theme. You’re not going to want to miss it!



Sand Designs Process Art

What you’ll need

  • Inspiration Photo
  • Sand
  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Spoons
  • Crayons

Here’s how to do it

glue on cardstock with sand sprinkled on it
Set Up

  • Set out the Inspiration Photo and additional supplies.

preschooler's sand art
Prompts

  • How can you make sand stick to paper? 
  • What are different ways to pick up sand? Will you pinch it with your fingers or use spoons? 
  • How does the glue feel? How does the sand feel? 
  • How do you think your picture will feel when it is dry? 

Observe

  • What words does the child use to describe the different materials he used to make his art? 

child sprinkling sand on process art
I can’t get over how much fun this sand process art activity was! Not only did my two-year-old love it, but my six-year-old did as well! Experience Early Learning of course sent us sand in our curriculum kit, but the little guy and baby girl grabbed some of ours too. 

finished sand art
You know, because we had to have pink sand and blue sand and… I’m sure you get the idea, but this preschool curriculum has become such a huge part of our lives. 

glue swirled on cardstock with sand sprinkled on it
If you’ve been around for a while, then you know that not only are we using it for baby girl, but we’re also still doing bits and pieces of it with the little guy.

sand process art project
Basically we use the curriculum as is for her, at least as much as possible, and do the Invitation to Create and STEAM Stations together. This year, we’re loving the new word wall cards. What a great way to practice vocabulary, phonics, and even handwriting. And whenever we can, we add extra fun read alouds that go with the monthly theme just for him. 

child's sand art design
If you’re looking for a preschool homeschool curriculum, then you’re for sure going to want to check it out! 

child's finished sand art
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collage of Sand Process Art images with text: Sand Designs Process Art for Little Kids

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