Also known as motion sand or moon sand, kinetic sand is a mixture of 98% sand and 2% silly putty-ish compound. I know this may sound like a weird activity idea, but let me tell you, I was playing with this stuff at a demo station at Michael’s the other day and it was SUPER fun. I think this could be a great idea for anyone in the moderate to severe stages of dementia to stimulate fine motor skills and long-term memory (Why long-term memory? Because you can reminisce about the beach, of course!). Even better, it only sticks to itself so it’s super easy to clean.
Watch the video below for some examples of what it can do.
You buy can kinetic sand or one of it’s similarly named cousins at Michael’s, Brookstone, or online.