So EXCITED to be back this year with another 12 months of awesome sensory doughs! I am once again trying to make each of these recipes taste safe. My 2 year old is still tasting everything!
To kick off month 1 we are playing with snow dough.
To make this snow dough I modified my cloud dough recipe (Oh how I LOVE that cloud dough recipe!)
I used 8 cups of cornstarch and 1 cup of olive oil. To mix I use a large zip lock bag and split the mix in half. Meaning I added 4 cups cornstarch and 1/2 cup oil then mixed well.
I was also feeling brave and added 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, for some reason that smell makes me think of snow.
Once mixed in the bag I poured it out into the sensory bin and gave it one more mix up with my hands. It smelled SO nice!
I then added some glass color rocks and a penguin or two.
I also supplied the kids with the tongs from this fine motor set for picking up the rocks and moving them around. This kept them busy with a little fine motor exercise for awhile.
THEN I showed them that they could actually make snowballs! Oh the JOY.
This snow dough feels just like snow (minus the cold!) it also makes that crunchy sound when you squeeze it.
I love an engaged sensory bin. Also take a look at how we used this same bin of snow dough for our exploration of penguins last week in playful preschool.
Pin this snow dough recipe for later!
(Catch up with our 12 months of awesome sensory doughs here)
- Experimenting with Snow Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
- How to Make Snow Dough (Taste Safe) | Powerful Mothering
- Book-Inspired Snow Dough Sensory Play | Stir the Wonder
- Snow Dough Science | Raising Lifelong Learners
- Frozen Snow Dough | Sugar Aunts
- Edible Snow Dough | Wildflower Ramblings
- Snow Dough & Outdoor Play | Peakle Pie
- Music Inspired Snow Dough | Witty Hoots
- Arctic Small World Snow Dough | Best Toys 4 Toddlers
- Snow Dough Frozen Inspired Small World | Preschool Inspirations
- Sparkly Taste Safe Snow Dough for Toddler & Preschool Sensory Play | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
- Fizzy, Frozen Snow Dough | It’s A Long Story
- Frozen Inspired Snow Dough | The Pleasantest Thing
- Snow Fairy Small World with Snow Sensory Dough | Still Playing School
- Snow Dough | The Life of Jennifer Dawn
- Baby Cereal Snow Dough | Creative World of Varya
- Arctic play snow dough & fizzing science | Glittering Muffins
- Snow Dough Slime Recipe | Little Bins for Little Hands
Need some more inspiration? Check out the 12 months of sensory dough pinterest board! It also has all the ideas from last year in it. A fantastic resource.