Play Kitchen with Snow!
Playing kitchen is a classic kid’s activity. It is perhaps the first pretend play activity your little one will be able to do on their own.
Add snow and you have a fun winter activity perfect for all ages!
Here’s how to get started!
This one is very easy to set up.
You can either set it up indoors during a snow day by bringing in the snow or you can take your kitchen toys outside.
When we did this activity we were being blasted with a huge polar vortex, that was covering most of Canada and the US so it was much too cold for us to play outside for long. So I decided to bring this activity indoors.
To prep for this activity, I went simply outside and filled our large sensory bin with snow. It was as easy as that!
I packed the snow down inside the sensory bin. I found that this helped to keep it cold longer so that it lasted longer while inside. I also laid out a picnic blanket on the floor to help catch any snow that fell out while my daughter played.
There was endlessly creative possibility with this activity. The snow, especially when brought inside can be made into anything your child desires.
Add food colouring to make different dishes different colours. You can also incorporate pom poms or caps to add some color to the snow.
How long does the snow last?
Despite my fears, the snow did not melt right away nor did it make a huge wet mess.
Since I packed the snow down in the sensory bin it lasted for nearly an hour. It did of course start to melt but it just formed dense wet packing snow rather than just water.
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- Large Storage/Sensory Bin, 41 Quart,
- Kitchen play toys
- Food colouring (optional)
- Pom poms, caps (optional)