Winter Snowman Sensory Tub ideas can be LOTS of fun – if you incorporate snowmen and colourful play rice!
Download your free copy of these alphabet snowman cards here! These would make a great addition to your beginning sounds games.
Snowman Sensory Bin
What a great way to encourage kids to work on their letter recognition and alphabet matching skills. Kids love using various materials while learning, my kiddos especially love these printable play dough learning mats.
I also printed and binded several of these Hands-on Fine Motor Learning Books and placed 1 on each table for the kids to learn and practice.
This activity include alphabet matching cards in colour and black and white. This alphabet activity is a great resource to use during the winter months!
With alphabet upper and lowercase cards along with the matching beginning sounds picture, this resource is a brilliant way to reinforce the alphabet with your children and how they should be pronounced!
Looking for a great colourful rice recipe? This one was so easy to make and guess what I am all for EASY and simple!
Coloured Snow Ice Recipe
What you will need:
- Any type of rice (I use long grain the cheapest one I can find at my local grocery store).
- Food Colouring
- Hand Sanitizer (any that you have on hand or use the link here).
- Zip lock bag or any clean plastic freezer bag.
That’s it! Add 1 cup of rice to the bag along with 3 drops of blue food colouring. Then add about five drops (squeezes) of hand sanitizer and close the bag properly.
Shake the bag and its contents and be sure that all the rice is covered.
Leave the bag open to let the rice dry overnight and viola you’ve got yourself BLUE rice!
What I did to make the rice look like ‘snow ice’ is add some plain rice to the tub and mix it! Easiest coloured rice recipe EVER! 😉
This activity is so easy to prep and play!
Snowman Sensory Bin with Rice
Beginning Sounds Games can be a lot of fun once you include snowmen and rice!
To play this game, after you’ve prepped the rice, print the cards (found below) and laminated them.
Cut out the ‘snow ball cards’ and the snowmen heads with the letters. Place the ones you want to work on in your tub along with the rice.
Have the kids use food scoops like these to try to scoop up an ‘ice ball’ letter card. They will read the letter on the card and place it on the tray.
They continue this until they see a match and then place the cards to ‘build a snowman’. So this activity is actually a three step process, scoop, read, and build. So much fun!
As an added activity, I get the kids to write the alphabet letters after they find them.
Here is a great guide on the benefits of sensory play for kids. There are so many benefits!
Another resource I really love is this how to make a 4 x 4 snowman, great for more crafting action.
Snowman Beginning Sounds
Are your students ready to start working on their alphabet knowledge? Use these super cute winter themed ABC I spy printable mats.
I add them to learning binders.
There are so many Winter sensory play for toddlers ideas and games. I like to mix it up and choose the ones that work best for my group of kids at the time.
January alphabet practice is easy with these Alphabet Busy Book Worksheets I spy mats! These Winter ABC learning folder pages are low prep, and they come in color and black and white for options. Just print, laminate and go! Do your kids love I spy games?
Snowman Count and Trace – these adorable cards can be used over and over and over again!
This super fun, print and go activity bundle for Winter/January is a perfect way to practice number identification, formation, subitizing skills and addition to 10! These self correcting printable math picture puzzles are perfect to add to their binders or use independently during math or numeracy centers.
Beginning Sounds Activities Build a Snowman
Build a Snowman Alphabet Match and Build Sensory Bin
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