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Snow 🌨

It's that time of year again, when the glitter pots come out and everywhere is covered in a dust of talcum powder.... well in my sensory classroom anyway! 

We have started our sensory advent calendar this week. It is filled with Christmassy goodness to prepare for the big day.

It starts with our snowy theme this week. I am pleased to say that it looks like a lot of you have had the same thoughts as us and have joined along by tagging your posts #osk_snow on Instagram.

 We started off our week by experimenting with ways we could make our own snow.   We started off with Bicarbonate and Shaving Foam. This worked great, it was the consistency of spongy fluffy snow and was mouldable too!  Next we used 'magic snow' that we bought from our local £ shop (you can also purchase on Amazon). You just add water and it feels cold and almost exactly like real light and fluffy snow! Its amazing!  After that we sprinkled our tuff tray with talcum powder and write in it. A wonderful snowy activity that leaves your hands smelling and feeling wonderful.  Last of all, of course, we mixed all of the snow together to create the beautiful sensory aftermath you see if the photo above. We added some spare baubles, smelly sticks and tinsel too. It made a lovely wintery potion!

We started off our week by experimenting with ways we could make our own snow. 

We started off with Bicarbonate and Shaving Foam. This worked great, it was the consistency of spongy fluffy snow and was mouldable too!

Next we used 'magic snow' that we bought from our local £ shop (you can also purchase on Amazon). You just add water and it feels cold and almost exactly like real light and fluffy snow! Its amazing!

After that we sprinkled our tuff tray with talcum powder and write in it. A wonderful snowy activity that leaves your hands smelling and feeling wonderful.

Last of all, of course, we mixed all of the snow together to create the beautiful sensory aftermath you see if the photo above. We added some spare baubles, smelly sticks and tinsel too. It made a lovely wintery potion!

 @workingmamawednesday on Instagram shared this beautiful winter wonderland tuff tray set up for our snowy theme this week. The snow looks incredibly fluffy. What a great use of play dough and glass beads too. I can imagine rein-acting our favourite 'Frozen' scenes if he had this.

@workingmamawednesday on Instagram shared this beautiful winter wonderland tuff tray set up for our snowy theme this week. The snow looks incredibly fluffy. What a great use of play dough and glass beads too. I can imagine rein-acting our favourite 'Frozen' scenes if he had this.

 @thepaintedtoddler on Instagram shared their own snow recipe. They combined hair conditioner and Bicarbonate to create soft and silky snow. They then moulded it and decorated it using cookie cutters and sequins, what fun!

@thepaintedtoddler on Instagram shared their own snow recipe. They combined hair conditioner and Bicarbonate to create soft and silky snow. They then moulded it and decorated it using cookie cutters and sequins, what fun!

 @shooting_stars_ois on Instagram shared one of our favourite activities of the entire week: Shaving foam Christmas tree decorating! They squirted the tree shape using the foam then added glitter and baubles for the decorations. What a beautiful set up, even if it will turn into a soapy sparkly mess by the time you're done!!

@shooting_stars_ois on Instagram shared one of our favourite activities of the entire week: Shaving foam Christmas tree decorating! They squirted the tree shape using the foam then added glitter and baubles for the decorations. What a beautiful set up, even if it will turn into a soapy sparkly mess by the time you're done!!

 This is a craft that we created last year. All you do is combine our beloved shaving foam with PVA glue. It creates the perfect snowy puffy paint! It is puffy even when it dries! We then stuck in the foamy eyes, nose and buttons. Perfect melted snowmen. Crafts that require little adult help are always my favourite.

This is a craft that we created last year. All you do is combine our beloved shaving foam with PVA glue. It creates the perfect snowy puffy paint! It is puffy even when it dries! We then stuck in the foamy eyes, nose and buttons. Perfect melted snowmen. Crafts that require little adult help are always my favourite.

 @raisingcreativesuk on Instagram shared this great icy recipe for our snow theme this week. She mixed Bicarbonate and water, then used scrapers to create the drag strip. What fun!! She also suggested using icing sugar and water, which I am totally down for!

@raisingcreativesuk on Instagram shared this great icy recipe for our snow theme this week. She mixed Bicarbonate and water, then used scrapers to create the drag strip. What fun!! She also suggested using icing sugar and water, which I am totally down for!

 @tiny2teenschildcare on Instagram shared this beautiful invitation to get messy for our theme this week. She combined shaving foam, paint and ice stars for this snowy sensory play set up. I can imagine it looked just as amazing after the carnage! We would love to see a photo!! We thought you could make an edible version of this by using whipped cream, bubblegum ice-cream syrup and jelly stars. yummy!

@tiny2teenschildcare on Instagram shared this beautiful invitation to get messy for our theme this week. She combined shaving foam, paint and ice stars for this snowy sensory play set up. I can imagine it looked just as amazing after the carnage! We would love to see a photo!! We thought you could make an edible version of this by using whipped cream, bubblegum ice-cream syrup and jelly stars. yummy!

 @mygirlsmake on Instagram shared their beautiful icicle craft for our snow theme this week. They glued three lollypop sticks together to make the star shape. Then painted with white poster paint before adding gem stickers and glitter. They would look beautiful as part of a classroom display or stuck to windows. We love to see busy little hands at work.

@mygirlsmake on Instagram shared their beautiful icicle craft for our snow theme this week. They glued three lollypop sticks together to make the star shape. Then painted with white poster paint before adding gem stickers and glitter. They would look beautiful as part of a classroom display or stuck to windows. We love to see busy little hands at work.

 @naptimewonders on Instagram shared this wonderful sensory baby invitation to explore for our snow theme this week. She compiled blue and silver items in the basket, these are for feeling and mouthing. Then above she laced paper netting and decorations to pull and look at. The fur blanket is also a lovely addition. We love seeing how you include even the smallest sensory kids in our themes!

@naptimewonders on Instagram shared this wonderful sensory baby invitation to explore for our snow theme this week. She compiled blue and silver items in the basket, these are for feeling and mouthing. Then above she laced paper netting and decorations to pull and look at. The fur blanket is also a lovely addition. We love seeing how you include even the smallest sensory kids in our themes!