Winter Activities for Kids: Homemade Pretend Snow Play Ideas

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Homemade Pretend Snow Play Ideas

If you have been following the blog you know how much we love “fake snow” simply  because – well, we don’t have real snow around these parts. We have been coming up with play ideas using “pretend snow” Today’s post is a short roundup of common ingredients you can use to simulate snow and the children will love it. Even for those who have snow, these ideas will be a change from the usual routine.

You will find 10 ingredients that make for a perfect pretend snow base. All of them are common household ingredients. Click on over and find out how these simple ingredients were used, take a peek at their gorgeous pictures and read up on play ideas, tips and tricks.

Pretend Snow Sparkly Winter Sensory Bin

snow-water-fall

Extensions/additional play ideas using this ingredient

                     Pretend Snow Writing

                     Pretend Snow I-Spy Game

Edible Snow

edible snow

Asia is great at making sensory activities as non-toxic, edible and all natural as possible. She has done it again in this sensory snow which is great for babies. Head on over to find out what the pretend snow really is. I promise you will be impressed.

Another edible snow

coconut snow sensory play for winter

Genny at has created this GENIUS pretend snow recipe which will make you say “coool!”

 Sparkly Snow

sparkle pretend snow

One of your pantry item added with a dose of glitter makes for a wonderful pretend snow experience. Recipe from Growing  A Jeweled Rose.

Shivery Snow

shivery snow

This super fun cold to touch pretend snow is a very cleverly devised recipe from Learn With Play At Home

Sensory Snow

baking soda pretend snow

Another pantry item is all you need to make this sensory snow by FSPDT

 Snowy Winter Sensory Bin

Snowy-sensory-tub-with-shaving-foam

This common household ingredient can be used in multiple ways. Click on over to see this amazing small world play from One Perfect Day.

Extensions/additional ideas with the same ingredient

                                 Shredded Paper Snow Scene

Sudsy Snow

Ivory Soap Snow World

Make a simple South Pole scene with this soapy snow recipe

Extensions/additional ideas with the same ingredient

Snow Dough

Dry pretend snow sensory play

scooping-snow-7

Fine motor skills and pretend snow play? Yes please! Activity from Fun-A-Day.

 Penguin World with Pretend Snow

snoww

Make a simple Arctic snow scene with a basic material. So easy and so much fun!

Fake Snow”

snow activities for kids with rainbow snow

Ok this one needs to be purchased. But it is fantastic and we have come up with plenty of play ideas for the product

Fake snow painting

Pretend Snow Dinosaur Goo

Fake snow sensory bin

 That’s all folks! There you have it – 10 ingredients that will keep your children happy and playing with “pretend snow”

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  1. What a great resource — thanks so much for including our snow scooping activity here! :)

  2. thanks you for including me!! XX

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