Delta Sand is soft and non-toxic light gray (almost white) sand that can be easily molded into mountains, castles, tunnels, cake and other objects around us. Originally from Sweden, this sand can be heated, painted and mixed with water and yet, return to its original condition when wetted, washed and dried, respectively. An effective substitute for real sand box in the yard, delta sand activities are good for sensory experience, hand and finger exercises and creativity improvement.
Delta sand are often used with other instructional materials. For example, when making ice cream, you can decorated paper cones and fill it with sand. When the topic is all about means of transportation, you can utilize backhoes and dump trucks. When you form a snowman, you can attach googly eyes, a pointed object for the nose and short textiles for the scarf. After making an umbrella craft, you can drop sand over it, as if it is rain or snow. When you want the kids to have a gardening lesson, you can dig the sand with gardening tools.
Playing with delta sand can be messy. Although it can be dusted off easily, it is wise to let students bring extra clothes. Be sure to allot time for washing hands and feet. After playing with the sand, place it inside a sealable plastic bag to maintain its quality.