We love fun activities for preschool kids and toddlers at our house so it makes sense that this squishy snow sensory activity is a big hit during the winter!
Squishy snow, also called clean mud, is easy to make, fun to play with, and NOT a mess to clean up. All you need is a bar of Ivory soap, a roll of toilet paper, and 1-1.5 cups of hot water.
While they were tearing and shredding I grated the bar of soap and heated 1.5 cups of water in the microwave.
I mixed the soap with 1 cup of water (to start) and poured it into the bin with the toilet paper. They used their hands (it was cooler by then) to mix it all together. Normally at this point I would add more of the water until it becomes a smooth, slick consistency, but they wanted to leave it a little drier today so we left it alone.
Have you made squishy snow or clean mud before? Did your preschool kids enjoy it?
It was interesting to see that my 3 year old who does not always enjoy sticky, gooey activities liked it better with less water. Experiment with the recipe to see what is most fun for your family!