Our Edible Sand Sensory Bin was such a hit this last summer that I thought it would be fun to make an Edible Pretend Snow sensory bin for the kiddos. Whenever possible, I like to come up with sensory materials that are safe for babies and toddlers who are still mouthing and might taste. This edible pretend snow bin was a hit with both kids. They had so much fun exploring the properties of our pretend snow and of course, making it snow with their hands was the ultimate highlight.
X was super excited to get to play in the "sow! sow! sow!"
He quickly figured out that he could make it snow all by himself and spent a good bit of time sending snow flurries down onto his legs.
His cute little toes get me every time.
After a good bit of snowing, he decided - why not dive in? He's been a full body sensory kid since the beginning - I love that he hasn't outgrown this hilarious and adorable trait just yet.
Then he discovered that he could smoosh snow into his hair. And onto his forehead. This amused him (and me, hahaha) for quite some time.
Our pretend snow will keep in a sealed container for one night; we got it back out to play with the next day.
The kids had a grand old time covering each other with snow (S figured out that if you squish the snow you can make some loosely formed snowballs!) and otherwise just goofing around.
To make your own Edible Pretend Snow you will need a loaf of white bread. This is a great use for bread that is stale - since our sensory bin is large we ended up buying two loaves of sourdough bread that were about to expire from the Dollar Tree. Tear off the crusts and in either a food processor or a blender, blend the center of each slice of white bread just until it has the appearance of snow. I found that pulsing just a few times on my blender did the trick.
The snow will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for one night. Once you're done playing with your snow, we highly recommend using it to make:
DIY Bread Clay for Ornaments
DIY Bread Clay for Ornaments
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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child's parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child's pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.
I absolutely LOVE this idea! I would have never thought to use bread as a sensory material. I will be doing this with my kids :) Thank you!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Katie! And stay tuned for how to use it up once you're done playing! :)Delete
I totally agree with Katie! I think I just had a "Why didn't I think of this?" moment! Both my stay at home kids (2 & 4) are gonna love this idea! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hahaha! Yay I'm so glad!Delete
Thank you SO much for such a fabulous, yet simple idea! This will be great for my grandson with autism that loves sensory bins!ReplyDelete
Oh I'm so glad! We have lots of other edible sensory plays (edible mini water beads and edible slime) - in case this is your first visit to our site. I hope he has fun!!! :)Delete