Snow Sensory Play
It's still winter here in the south island and it well and truly felt like it the last few mornings we've definitely woken up to the aftermath of Jack Frosts overnight visit. I thought a snow themed sensory invitation to play would be the perfect experience for my two this week.
In preparation I decided to try out two very simple recipes for 'Sparkle Snow' and 'Snow Dough', from twinkl. I also added some glittery rice and ice cubes for added wintery senses. The girls made and decorated snowmen, used cookie cutters to create winter themed shapes which they decorated, then they decided to add toys to the their play.
The girls enjoyed running their fingers through the sparkle snow, taking chunks of it and squishing it into different shapes. They enjoyed the coolness of the snow dough and I refrigerated the glittery rice for an extra cool sensation.
For SPARKLE SNOW ~ A powdery but moldable snow
1 can of shaving foam
Mix the shaving foam and cornflour together. This takes a fair bit of mixing, I recommend using your hands. Plus it's quite therapeutic. Add some sparkle with glitter and some freshness with peppermint essence.
For SNOW DOUGH ~ a cold silky soft dough
Lotion - added in stages until soft silky dough is formed
Simply add enough lotion until a soft moldable dough is formed. Add some sparkle and freshness with the essence and glitter.
For more ideas on sensory play for preschoolers, visit twinnkl.co.uk, (or twinkl.co.nz) a fantastic place for parents, home educators and teachers who are looking for easy, fun and engaging resources for children.