Sand blocks are easy to make. Make them with 2 small rectangular pieces of wood (4″x 3″) glue sand paper on one side. On the other side put a small knob for a handle. An old wooden spool works fine. Cover the side with tape so the child won’t get splinters.
Show your child how to scrape them together in a back and forth motion to make a wondferrful “shuff-shuff” sound. It is pretty loud.
Talk about what sandpaper is used for. Talk about what a scrapping sound is and how it can be make with different things.
DIFFEREN WAYS TO PLAY SAND BLOCKS
Scrape blocks back and forth
scrape in an up and down motion
clap blocks together
clap sides of blocks together
hold blocks “backwards” and tap handles together
put one block on floor and tap with other block
tap ends of blocks together
tap ends of blocks on the floor
scrape very softly
“clap” very softly
tap ends of blocks on shoes
Let child add more ideas