When N was done with that activity, I left the bin out to dry, thinking I’d throw out the sand afterward.
But when E came home from school and saw it, she insisted on playing with it. N followed her lead, and they had some awesome Sibling Play with Dried Out Halloween Quick Sand!
(N was 1 year and 2 months old.
E was 4 years and 10 months old.)
Materials for Sibling Play with Dried Out Halloween Quick Sand
- Halloween cookie cutters.
- Halloween cupcake picks.
- Shoe box sized storage bin.
Check Halloween Quick Sand for the recipe I used. Make sure to enjoy the fresh quick sand before letting it dry out for this activity 😉
I left everything exactly how it was after N was done playing the first time.
After running her hands through the dry quick sand, E decided to poke a chunk with a cupcake pick.
At this time, N was sitting a ways away from the sensory bin. He was clearly watching her, though, because after a few minutes, he came over and imitated her 🙂
I was very happy with the fact that they were able to both play with the sensory material and enjoy it together!
They particularly enjoyed squishing the chunks of dry quick sand.
E experimented with letting the sand fall on her leg.
N examined the cookie cutters and ran his fingers through the dry quick sand repeatedly.
Finally, after E had gone inside to change her school clothes, N dumped out most of the dry quick sand.
He was done after this, but E came back out in fresh clothes and was inspired to do some scooping, filling, and dumping.
Afterwards, it was very easy to sweep the dry quick sand up and save it for another play time in the future.
What do your kids like to play together? Leave a comment below!
If you’d like to see more, here are a few more sibling play activities and resources:
Sibling Play with Pillows by Frogs and Tails and Puppy Dog Tails
5 Activities to Strengthen Sibling Relationships by Hands On as We Grow
17 Tips to Encourage Sibling Bonding by B-Inspired Mama
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