What is it
Sands Alive is the super soft modelling sand from John Adams. Squish it, shape it, mould it, make it; with Sands Alive you can bring all the fun of a sandy beach indoors but without the mess. Compared to other sands, Sands Alive has an amazingly soft feel with a light and extra fluffy texture that allows small hands to create amazingly detailed 3D creations. One of the best features of this super soft modelling sand is that, as well as having an antibacterial formula, it never dries out, so you can have hours of fun by playing with it again and again!
Build the ultimate sand castle with the Sands Alive Castle Set, which includes 900g of sand, four deluxe castle shape moulds, five mini castle topper moulds, pebble pattern roller, brick pattern paver and a play tray; all you need to make your sand castle the biggest and best in the land! Mess free, non-toxic and doesn’t stain, these super soft modelling sand sets are perfect for play indoors and outdoors.
What our team of testers said
"It feels like it's happy." - Girl aged 6 (with learning difficulties)
"Mine is a castle." - Boy aged 4
- Building promotes creativity and problem solving
- Encourages imaginative play
- A lovely sensory activity
What our experts think
The Sands Alive Castle set was a huge hit with our testers and is an incredibly versatile toy. Children loved all of the accessories included but also introduced other objects to experiment with different prints and effects. Our testers enjoyed using other toys like plastic animals for imaginative play in the sand too.
The sand is a lovely sensory material that children can use to construct and experiment with, which is ideal for curiosity, creativity and problem solving. For preschoolers, the sand is good for developing hand and finger strength (known as fine motor control) which is important for writing. They can also use containers to learn about capacity and measuring.
It would be even better if...
We found that there wasn’t enough sand included in the set to fill in the tray provided.
- RRP: £29.99
- Brands: John Adams
- No batteries required
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Colour, shape and pattern recognition
Fine motor skills
Logic, strategy & problem solving
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Space and measure