Winter in Florida is warm weather and palm trees! We get nothing close to snow, so why not make our own!? 🙂 This sensory activity was so much fun and and so easy to create!
What you will need:
- 2 Boxes of Baking Soda
- White Shaving Cream
- Holiday goodies
How to make snow
Making the snow is easy and takes about 5 minutes. All you have to do is pour the two boxes of baking soda into the bowl and then start adding the shaving cream. Pour until you get desired texture. You will not need to use the whole bottle. When mixing it together it will feel cold 🙂 Don’t worry, you will not have to pull out your mittens! Add holiday goodies into your bowl and let the FUN begin. You can add Christmas or Hanukkah cheer!
Sensory Play for Kids
Sensory play is extremely beneficial for kids. We have been finding so many new fun and crazy textures to play with! We continue to build nerve connections in the brain’s neural pathway which increases the ability to learn complex skills.
I LOVE a good texture and this was a texture I could not get enough of! Aliza and I played with the snow for a while! We tried to build a little snowman by making little snowballs and we also would cover the jingle bells and ornaments in the snow and try to find them!
The tactile system includes nerves under your skin that connects with your brain. It sends information to the brain that includes light touch, pain, temperature and pressure. When a child has tactile defensiveness certain tactile stimuli may result in a negative response. They may find this texture to be painful and uncomfortable. When your child displays signs of tactile defensiveness try to be understanding and inform them before touching.
Don’t forget to check out more of my favorite sensory activities including:
- Sensory board turkey
- Pumpkin slime
- 5 simple sensory bags for babies and toddlers
- Glitter sensory bottle
- Sensory play with water beads
- Sensory play with shaving cream