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Pretend Play Snow

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Using just 2 ingredients make this simple pretend snow that children can enjoy during sensory play.

Materials Needed: 

  • 2 1/2 cups of baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup of white hair conditioner
  • Large bowl 
  • Spoon for mixing

What to do: 

  • In a large bowl and 2 1/2 cups of pure baking soda with 1/2 a cup of white hair conditioner.
  • Stir mixture until well combined.
  • Pretend snow now ready to play!

Hints and Tips:

  • Substitute baking soda for corn flour.
  • Substitute conditioner for shaving cream.
  • Children should be supervised (not ideal for younger ones). 
  • Children should wash their hands after playing.  

Additional Info

  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    elates what they are doing with others
    observed and imitates adults actions
    explores materials
    recognises similarities and differences
    can follow 2 or more directions
    pays attention to activities for longer periods of time

  • Play Based Learning: Sensory Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Sensory Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4
  • Sub Outcomes:

    4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.

    4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.

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