Snow Sensory Bin
Earlier this week, the northeast received a large amount of snow which means there were some unhappy adults because they would have to shovel snow. But, where there’s snow, there are happy children. My children were ecstatic. I told them that they could go out after school to play in the snow. I scored some cool mom points there!
The snow was higher than I thought. It was up to my 4 year old’s knees. That did not stop him and his sister from having a blast and throwing snow at each other. They even threw snow at me!
After 20 minutes of snow play and runny noses, it was time to head back inside. They were already asking to go out the next day. Mama did not want to go out again. The next day, I brought the snow inside. That’s right, inside. When you can’t, or in my case, won’t go outside again, you bring it inside--hahaha.
I went to our balcony to fill a toy bin with clean snow. Once again, they were equally as excited as going outside. It doesn’t take much to please children.
They grabbed dinosaurs and a thermometer to begin their play. But, I couldn’t just let them play. I had to throw a few science questions in there somewhere---I mean, I am a teacher, LOL. We spent a few minutes comparing the real snow to the fake snow sensory bin we made in the summer. They discussed the texture and temperature. My four year spoke about why the real snow would melt if we played with it during the summer.
If you want to add a little color to the snow, grab a box of food coloring and have fun.
If you do not live in an environment that will give you a snow day, don't fret. You can always make it. Check out the DIY Fake Snow Sensory Bin. You can even add a few ice cubes to get the color sensation.
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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