Over the recent holiday season we had lots of fun playing with our Scented Snow Sensory Box but with Christmas over and winter in full swing I thought it was time to make a winter wonderland sensory box for the girls to explore.
We don’t typically get more than a dusting of snow but we have family in Wisconsin that has been sending us photos of all the snow they have and it’s made us very jealous! So to have our own experience with some snow to play I got out the Insta-Snow and made this winter wonderland sensory bin!This post contains affiliate links for your convenience
-Snowflake confetti (got at Michaels craft store)
–Clear Acrylic Ice Rocks
-Translucent glass gems (similar to these but I got mine at the dollar tree!)
-Blue decorative jar (also from Michaels craft store)
-Tools for scooping
I did also tint a small batch of insta-snow with some blue coloring and mix it in with the white to give it an extra “icy” look and gave them multiple plastic bins (all from the dollar tree) to transfer the items between.
I set this up on the light table but it is just as fun without it.
The jar was a great way for the girls to exercise their fine motor skills. Most of the acrylic ice rocks are small enough to fit into the jar but some were just a bit too big or required a bit of manipulating to get to fit. The girls had to size up and determine if each one would fit. The glass gems however are too large to fit in the jar, I did this intentionally so there was no risk of the gems breaking inside the jar or breaking the jar itself.
It also took much concentration to pour the snow into the jar.
The Insta-snow container that I recently purchased looks relatively small (we used up our big bag last winter) but I still have yet to use 1/2 of the container and we’ve made two sensory boxes from it already.