The other day we kicked off a new series here on Growing a Jeweled Rose, and I could not be more excited about it! All Summer long we will be sharing super fun sensory activities and play recipes as part of our Summer Sensory Play series! We began the series with silly erupting watermelon heads, and today we are sharing a new Summer play recipe!
Summer Snow Play Recipe
What kid wouldn't love to keep cool in the Summer by playing in the snow? Wouldn't it be perfect if it snowed in Summer instead of Winter? While that may never happen, this new play recipe allows for kids to experience a bit of snow during the HOT weather months. Not only is Summer Snow AMAZING to play with, but it couldn't be easier to make.
All you need to make Summer Snow is a can of shaving cream. That is it! With just one ingredient, this really couldn't be easier for parents to whip up. Take your can of shaving cream and spray it into a container that will fit in your freezer. I used a simple plastic bin.
(Note- We buy our shaving cream in women varieties from the Dollar Tree. They make strawberry and peach scents for women which smell so much better than the varieties for men.)
Pop the container in the freezer and let it sit overnight. Then pull it out, and take a spatula or spoon to the top to break up the shaving cream. This takes just a second and turns the shaving cream into a fine, super fluffy and amazing frozen powder!
Your Summer Snow is then ready to be played with! Add shovels, buckets, or whatever else your kids might have in mind for their Summer snow play.
I dumped ours right into the girls sand and water table. We love this table, and use it for all sorts of sensory play.
Rosie had a blast playing in her ice cold Summer snow
The faux snow starts out icey cold. It has an amazingly FUN and FLUFFY texture that is irresistible to touch!
Summer Snow does melt just like any snow would in the hot, but that is part of what makes it SO FUN!
It is a perfect sensory material for Summer in that it helps keep kids cool. As the shaving cream is handled it melts, and goes through a variety of texture changes before returning to the texture of regular shaving cream.
Even after it is melted it stays cold for a bit, and playing in cold shaving cream is so much more fun than regular old shaving cream! Just ask Rosie, she'll tell ya :)
Note- this activity does get messy! Shaving cream is always a bit messy, but also SO FUN!
SUPER Cold Summer Snow