Winter is the perfect time to play inside - but depending on how long the season, it's always nice to mix things up with some new play opportunities! An arctic small world sensory play bin or area is just the thing to beat the winter blahs!

We looked online and found several different options for coloring chickpeas for icy water. For snow, we used shredded white paper. If you don't have any, coconut or rice are wonderful options too! Finally, we used colored cardstock for ice and added some of our favorite arctic animals!

This can be set up on a table or if you want to contain it a bit more, place it in a shallow box, a baking tray, or plastic bin!