Studying the Arctic with your children this year? Building an Arctic small world sensory habitat is a fantastic way for children to assimilate the information they have been learning about the Arctic and to demonstrate their understanding.
I loved watching my children engage in pretend play with their Arctic small world habitat. It allowed me to see what they understood about the animals we had studied and the Arctic environment. It also gave me an opportunity to extend their learning by talking with them about the Arctic food web and melting polar ice.
In this post I have collected 10+ fabulous ideas to delight and inspire your child’s Arctic small world sensory play.
If you are looking for inspiration for your Arctic small world sensory habitat, the posts below all have great ideas using different sensory materials include water, ice, shaving cream, slime, fake snow, and more.
Arctic ice sensory play from Gift of Curiosity
Arctic snow dough small world with recycled materials from Crayon Box Chronicles
Arctic slime and polar bear play from Little Bins for Little Hands
Arctic sensory exploration from Fun With Mama
Arctic ice sensory play from No Time for Flashcards
Arctic small world on the light table from Where Imagination Grows
Frozen snow slime with polar animals from Sugar, Spice, and Glitter
Iceberg sensory bin from Color the Moon
Mini Arctic sensory bin from Mom Inspired Life
Polar animals sensory bin using insta-snow from Inner Child Fun
Shaving cream and ice sensory bin from Learn Play Imagine
Arctic themed play dough invitation to play from The Art Kit Blog
More Arctic learning resources
More Arctic animals posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- 9 Arctic animal crafts
- 9 Arctic animals learning activities
- Arctic animal videos
- Arctic Animals Printables Pack
- Arctic animals camouflage activity
- Where Arctic animals live activity and printable
- Arctic ice sensory play
- Build an igloo
- Blubber experiment to show how animals stay warm
- Arctic animals do-a-dot printables
- Arctic animals Bingo