Sunday, December 22, 2013

Sensory Snow Play

Today was a cold and rainy Sunday, and we needed something fun to do indoors. Living in the southeast, we don't often get snow so I thought it might be fun to allow the girls to enjoy some sensory snow. Making and playing with the snow was a great measuring, exploring and building activity. I allowed Bug to measure out the ingredients (baking soda and hair conditioner) and mix them all together. We all got into the mixing part.



We used white hair conditioner from the dollar store so our snow had a distinct coconut scent which made us feel more like a tropical vacation than the cold winter snow. 

The great thing about this sensory snow recipe is that it made moldable snow.  This provided for great building opportunities.  We made balls of different sizes and sorted them to build a snowman.


We also made balls of the same size and figured out how many balls we needed to make a pyramid.  Overall, some great spatial reasoning activities all while having fun and not even realizing we are learning.



I will warn you that our snow got everywhere - mostly due to Little Bear, but it vacuumed up right away!



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Sensory Snow

Supplies:

  • 3 cups baking soda
  • 0.5 cups hair conditioner

Instructions:
  1. Mix the baking soda and hair conditioner in a container.  We doubled the amount of ingredients for our play.
  2. Make, mold, explore!


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