I decided it was time for my sensory loving toddler to have a new dough to play with for the winter. We had a trying week to say the least so I wanted something that would be easy. I found THIS pin on pinterest and decided to give it a try. 2 ingredients? Corn starch and conditioner? Really? So easy! I can handle that.
I decided to prep this while K was sleeping in case it didn't work out so she wouldn't be disappointed with our Pinterest fail. But it wasn't a fail. It totally worked! It was soft and smooth just like they described. It came together really easily. It was kind of sticky and would stick to hands, the table and under finger nails more so than a normal playdough. But I was okay with that. It was a new and different texture than we'd played with before.
After I got the "Snow Dough" ready, I made a snow themed matching game to go with it. The game has 16 pairs of cards with snow related pictures. I stuck the pictures into the dough for K to try to find matches. I did the matching game as two different games - one with the kids playing in the snow and the other one was the snowman and the different 2-D shaped snowballs. She easily matched the pictures and we practiced finding different shapes.
Then I just let her play with the dough. She wanted to use some of her playdough tools. Probably not a great idea in hindsight. Because the dough is so soft, it just got stuck to the tools and I had to wash them. It is a good dough for rolling snakes and squishing though. K had a great time and little sister wanted to play too but she was more interested in eating the dough.
I have the matching game available for you as a freebie. You don't have to use this with snow dough. It could easily be used as a memory game.