I think I speak for everyone in the Midwest when I say, “I am so over this winter.” Being outnumbered by the twins, I haven’t felt up to playing in the snow. Snowsuits, boots, mittens, hats… and then hoping they don’t run off in opposite directions. But I did feel a bit bad about R&B not being able to experience snow. So, I brought the snow indoors for a fun sensory activity.
This is such a fun and easy sensory activity for the little ones. I used our plastic bowls, plates, and spoons and set everything out on the foam tiles in the kitchen. The kiddos enjoy stirring the snow, dumping the snow from one dish to another, breaking apart little chunks of snow, and even tasting the snow!
I have done this a few times now, and it is a huge hit. In fact, when I took the snow away from R (he was eating WAY too much of the stuff) he had a complete meltdown. He quickly discovered a puddle of melted snow on the floor to play with. Which brings me to clean up: a large bath towel for the twins to play with and push around. Done!
I have seen people pour/spray dye onto the snow, but to be completely honest, I don’t trust my children with dye. Maybe next winter…