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4 Ways to Bring Snow Play Indoors

January 26, 2020

We’re always looking for new and interesting materials for sensory play, and winter is full of them! Snow and ice offer endless opportunities to build, stack, play, and learn.

You can take advantage of the great snow activities that winter has to offer—even when it’s too cold to go outside. How, you ask? By bringing the snow indoors!

Read on for four ways you can set up a snow sensory bin for your children at home.

Cars and Trucks

Cars and trucks are great for snow play! Set up a bin full of snow for a cold constructions site.

Kitchen Utensils

Add utensils like spoons, ladles, and bowls. Children will love playing with the everyday objects they see grown-ups using in the kitchen, while practicing scooping will help them develop the fine motor skills they will need for tasks like using a pencil.

Snow Painting

Try painting the snow! Add paints, paintbrushes, and palettes to a bin. This experiment in process art will encourage creativity as children see how the colours mix together and with the snow as it melts.

Food Colouring

Add food colouring and bowls or toy ice cream cones to your snow sensory bin for a creative way to dramatic play. Make cold “ice cream cones”. Watch as the colours mix together; can you name them all?

Looking for more ways to learn through play? Follow BridgeWay Family Centre on Instagram for creative family activities you can do at home.