Making it snow at Christmas. Even in Bethlehem!


  • Tuff tray
  • Playmobil
  • Packing peanuts
  • Cornflakes


Step 1: I gave Ioan the resources and he set this up as an invitation to play for Finn.

Step 2: I challenged them to bury the sleighs in a snowdrift.

They absolutely loved making it snow. They threw the packing peanuts up and tried to catch the snow before it hit the tray. I had to stop Finn trying to catch it in his mouth and he was really confused because “That’s what you’re supposed to do with snow!”

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Understanding the world

ELG 13 – People and communities:

Children talk about past and present events . They know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.

ELG 14 – The world:

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.