Here in Wisconsin, it’s -2F with the windchill at noon today. There’s a wind chill advisory for tonight and it’s expected to be -18 to -25. That’s cold… We did go outside for just a bit to play in the snow and wear off some energy, but since it’s too cold to be out long, we brought the snow in for Winter Snow Bin Sensory Play. This is the easiest preschool winter snow sensory bin ever.
Winter Snow Bin Sensory Play
- Just shovel in some snow.
- Add colored water. We used food coloring. You can also use liquid watercolors.
- Provide tools: droppers, scoops, and spoons.
- See what happens.
*QUIET* Everyone is enthralled and busy!
That’s always nice of course, but what’s really happening? For one, everyone is working together and sharing. Socializing too.
They are also working on those fine motor skills, increasing hand strength that will help with using scissors and writing in the future.
Add in the color factor – my group was mixing colors and asking what color does red and blue make?
What about measuring, transferring and observing science – snow melting, color absorbing and spreading.
Don’t forget FUN! That’s just as important as everything above.