I wanted to show you a real simple activity I did with Reagan today....before he came down sick. :(
I've told you before that my little 5 year old, Reagan, is in love with snow.... he remembers when it snowed here last year and has been not-so-patiently waiting for it to return. I found this idea for making fake snow at Growing a Jeweled Rose. It looked simple enough and we've used shaving cream paint before (and loved it) so we decided to give this a shot!
This is probably the simplest thing to make. It literally takes 2 ingredients! baking soda and shaving cream. We had both of these already at the house so we were ready to get going and didn't spend a dime on it!
See - you can see in his eyes, he was starting to feel bad. :(
He was so proud of his snowball!
Here - he was working on making double snowballs at the same time. He quickly realized that you need 2 hands to make a really good snowball - to pack it down.....
We loved the naturally cold feeling of this "snow".... YES! It really IS cold! It's also so silky smooth so it's a great sensory activity. Reagan loved the texture... HECK! I LOVED the texture and found myself constantly playing with it.... Reagan played this all afternoon.
This would be a great fun activity to do in the classroom after reading The Snowy Day or The Mitten.
Here's the only sad thing.......... shortly after Reagan started running a fever... :( Look at my sick baby....:(