When we went downstairs this morning, we were surprised to see snowflakes tumbling down through the sky. I think we must be the last place in the country to have snow this winter! Aaron is keen to go sledging, but it’s too wet to settle here in the town at the moment.
I couldn’t resist making up a quick snow sensory tray for the children to play with. This was very much spur-of-the-moment so I only used what I already had available – salt and cotton wool balls for the snow, some pine branches snipped from our pot-grown Christmas tree as greenery and some red beads for berries. Then we added some of our Holztiger animals and Tabitha’s dolls’ house figures.
The little people were soon having lots of adventures – building snowmen, making snow angels, throwing snowballs, shovelling paths and feeding the animals. Tomorrow I might add a mini bucket and spade, some building blocks, a mirror “lake” for skating and maybe a tractor to shovel the snow if I can find the right kind. We’ll be having lots of fun with both real and pretend snow over the weekend!