Super Colored Snow
Sensory activities are often some of the most popular classroom activities. They give children a break from some of their more routine activities and explore the vital sensation of touch. This stimulating activity incorporating Liquid WatercolorTM and sensory snow has an added scientific element as well.
Set Up ideas
The setup for this activity is pretty simple. You may wish to have one or more tubs available for the children to store their snow in. Have a few colors of Liquid WatercolorTM ready for use, and a nice sized pitcher of cold water.
Let’s Get Started
Depending on the number of children you have, you may want to take turns with them to receive and dump their snow or have them gather around in small groups to work with several at a time.
On three, have the children dump their handful of snow into a plastic bin. Now it’s time to play!
Sensory activities such as this one offer unique stimulation unlike most arts & crafts activities. Speak with children and discuss what they are experiencing throughout the activity. How does the paint look once it has entered the water cup? How does the snow powder feel in their hands?
Tips and Tricks
Children may take turns creating different colors of snow. You may wish to keep each color separate or combine the colors into one large batch of rainbow snow.
Follow up Activity
No matter what season it is, sensory snow materials mean that it’s always a good time to make a snowman! Whether you are in the middle of winter or looking for a break from the summer heat, use colorful sensory snow any time!