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Super Colored Snow

10-15 Minutes: 2 and up: Learning - STEAM
Super Colored Snow

Super Colored Snow

Intro

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.

Learning Steam
Ages 3-12
Time 10-15min
Super Colored Snow what you need

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.

STEP 1

Measure 2 oz. of water in a measuring cup, and then add a small amount of Liquid WatercolorTM in any color to the water. Repeat for each color of snow that you’d like to create.

STEP 2

Have children tightly cup their hands together. Then, place two scoops of Insta-Snow® into the children’s hands.

STEP 3

Slowly pour the water and Liquid WatercolorTM solution into the children’s cupped hands so that it mixes with the Insta-Snow®.

STEP 4

Count to three together with the children as the Insta-Snow® powder absorbs the colored water solution.

STEP 5

STEP 5

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?

Conversation

Tips and Tricks

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

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!

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