Magic Instant Snow is really fluffy and can be made with cold water for that realistic shivery experience. Use it in trays and bowls, create your very own arctic adventure with arctic creatures, real ice, glitter and foil.
Mark-making is fantastic in the snow and provides a wonderful pre-writing activity. Bury treasure stones and ice cubes for a real chilly multi-sensory feel.
- Freeze water outside in a Tuff Tray to make an ice rink for fairies. Make ice mobiles with leaves, sequins and jewels. Half-fill bottles of water, marking the water line with a marker. Compare and contrast when the water has expanded. Fill rubber gloves with water and freeze to make ice hands.
- Experiment with Magic Snow, adding ice-cold water, glitter and food colouring.
- Build an ice cave (or Santa’s Grotto), adding snowflakes and icicles.
- Freeze letters and numbers in ice cubes.
- Provide different gloves e.g. rubber, wool, plastic, oven etc to see which are best for building with ice shapes.
- Put coloured water into spray containers and make paintings in the snow.
- Investigate footprint patterns in the snow – use foot stampers (print some tiny ones for elves or giant ones for monsters).
- Try looking at a snowflake through a digital magnifier for a truly spectacular event; a real awe and wonder moment.
Get creative designing Christmas-themed sleighs and Reindeer for Santa or the Snow Queen for a Narnia-themed learning location.
We had a go at making our very own Santa’s Grotto using a giant dark den, surrounded in an icy wonderland. You don’t have to spend to create a magical corner. Silver and blue creative foil makes amazing backdrops, den coverings, and costumes. Create a den and hang lots of handmade stars, paper snowflakes and icicles for a great ice cave and wintry scenes. Click here to view our how to blog on making your own Grotto.
Whether you stay indoors or out, we’d love to hear about your magic winter adventures.