Fake Snow Recipe For Sensory Play

What Do Children Learn From Fake Snow?

Fine Motor Skills as the squeeze the fake snow into balls as well as using tools to move the fake snow around the tray.

Speech and Language as you explore the tray together, supporting your little ones ideas and talking about what is happening.

Imagination as they narrate their play by adding their own story line using the items within the tray.

Mathematics as you count the snowballs they have made as well as talking about the different sizes of snow ball you can make.



Use Before
5 Days


Air-tight Container

Mess Scale

3 Years +


Can Prep
Night Before

How To Make Fake Snow For Sensory Play

Just Grab

  • 1 ¼ cups or 225g of bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ cup or 50g of white coloured hair conditioner


  1. Pour the bicarbonate of soda and the hair conditioner into a bowl and mix until well combined.

What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Fake Snow?

Cleaning Up Your Child

Wipe the worst of the mixture off your child first with a wet flannel. Then wash their hands with soap and water.

Cleaning Up A Small & Large Tray

Tip the leftover mixture into an air-tight container and wipe the tray down with an anti-bac wipe.

Cleaning The Surrounding Area

Use a dustpan and brush to sweep any over-spilt mixture and wipe down the area if needed.

Fake Snow Sensory Play Ideas

Fake Snow Activity

Fake Snow Activity

Fake Snow Activity

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