Winter can be long and cold, but it also brings opportunities for outdoor play and winter activities. If you live in an area where it doesn't snow often, or you just want to have some snow fun indoors, then look no further than this DIY 2-ingredient snow activity that can be made with simple household items. In this blog post, we'll discuss why this activity is beneficial to preschoolers and what you need to get started.
What I love about this snow:
I love incorporating sensory and hands-on activities. This DIY snow activity is perfect for engaging young children in imaginative play and sensory exploration. It's also a great way to develop their motor skills, creativity, and imagination. And best of all, it's easy to make, affordable, and safe for children to play with.
How is this activity beneficial to preschoolers?
Playing with snow can be a new and exciting experience for preschoolers. This type of sensory play stimulates their senses and helps them learn about different textures, temperatures, and shapes. They can also use their imagination to create snowmen, snow forts, or snowballs, which fosters their creativity and problem-solving skills. Playing with snow can improve their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills as they scoop, mold, and manipulate the "snow".
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Real snow outside
- 1/2 Cup hair conditioner and 3 Cups baking soda
If you have real snow outside, simply bundle up and head outside for some fun in the snow. If you don't have real snow, you can purchase instant snow powder. Follow the package directions to make the snow. Alternatively, you can also make your own snow with hair conditioner and baking soda. Simply mix the conditioner and baking soda together until it becomes a crumbly mixture that resembles snow.
WHAT TO DO:
Once you have your snow, it's time to play! Encourage your child to explore the snow with their hands, feet, and tools. You can provide them with different items, like spoons, cups, and cookie cutters, to use as tools to scoop, mold, and shape the snow. You can also add food coloring or glitter to the snow to make it more colorful and sparkly. Just be sure to supervise young children closely to ensure that they don't eat the snow or put it in their mouths.
Make it a little more Christmas-y by adding in some Christmas items.
So why not give it a try and let your child enjoy the magic of snow all year round?
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