A fun activity for children over the age of two, adding a different element of fun to small world toys.
You will need:
- Snow or fake snow
- Small world toys
- Large plastic mat
If you are luck enough to have some real snow then take the children outside to collect a few buckets full and place it on the mat on the floor. If you are not so lucky you could use fake snow, this also has the benefit of lasting longer. Give the children a choice of figures such as small dolls, lego men or happy land toys for example, to play with in the snow. The children could also use a range of play sets in the snow, making it more enjoyable than playing with them on the carpet. You could also use this as an opportunity to discuss the seasons and weather with the children.
Areas of learning covered:
- Language, Literacy and Communication skills
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Personal and Social development