Play Snow

Snow!!! Who doesn't like snow - my kids would love to play with snow but unfortunately we don't live where it snows much so this is a great alternative. Two ingredients, smells good, cleans up easy and the kids love it - you can't beat it. Try this snow out with your kids and I'm sure it will be a hit like it was with mine!

Snow!!!  What kid doesn’t get excited about snow?!?  I didn’t get to see snow much growing up and every time I did get to play in snow it was so exciting.  Where we live there isn’t much snow and, so I love that my kids can play in “snow” and get that excitement even though it isn’t real snow.

Supplies Needed:

  • Baking Soda – 6 cups
  • White Conditioner – 1 cup
  • Bin (not pictured but affiliate link to one like I use)
  • Toys and things to play in the snow with (optional)
  • Plastic tablecloth (optional)
Supplies Needed - only two supplies - 6 cups of baking soda and 1 cup of white conditioner

I’ve seen many different posts about this but after trying some of those out and tweaking it a little bit I found a snow that seems perfect for play and building.  I got the cheapest baking soda and white conditioner that I could find, measured it out into the bin and mixed it together with my hands.  It was almost addicting sitting there and just playing in it. 

M having a blast playing in it at only 1.5 years old

I have done this with my class before and we added some animals that might live in snow for them to play with.  When I did it most recently with my kids I added the glass bead vase fillers as “ice” – I use little ones and the bigger ones.  The kids had so much fun and the best part is that the clean up is so easy.

Each of my kids loved playing in this "play snow" from my 1 year old to my 5 year old and even me

When I set this up for my kids I had them do it in my living room, so I decided to lay down a plastic tablecloth that I had to try to keep the mess to a minimum.  They still got some of it on the floor and of course all over themselves but all I had to do was brush it off and vacuum it up.

This smells really fresh and cleans up easy and my kids had a blast and I’m sure yours will too.

If you are looking for another hands on activity around Christmas time check out this Christmas Science I did with my kids.  Or if you are looking for some fun and easy craft projects check out our Christmas Tree Painted Ornament and our Fingerprint Christmas Lights.

Until next time, keep creating memories with your kids.


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