This is a SNOWsational sensory activity for kids. During a recent snow storm, we couldn’t get outside the first day because of the dangerous weather conditions so I thought why not bring the snow indoors! The texture of snow and cold feel makes it a perfect sensory play activity for kids. Don’t worry if you don’t have snow, you could always use a snow cone machine to make snow. This is how to do snow painting!
- Bowl (or any container)
- Paint Brushes
How To Do Snow Painting:
I made my own watercolor paint. Poured 1-2 tablespoons of paint into a cup and mix with water for the perfect watercolor paint.
Gather the snow into a container.
We scooped the snow into another container and then my son would add more when he needed a “clean” surface to paint on.
Use a paintbrush to paint the snow.
My son’s own creativity usually drives our activities. He decided to add snow to the paint cup and we talked about how snow melts. It’s fun to see what they come up with during an activity!
We ended up with a pretty neat watercolor snow painting!
Other Snow Painting Ideas:
- Use a muffin pan and let kids paint pretend cupcakes.
- Use cookie cutters to shape the snow.
- Hide small items in the snow and let the child find them.
I hope you get a chance to try this fun, SNOWSATIONAL activity for kids!