I had some rice & glitter mixture left over from the 'snow' in our winter discovery bottle & poured it into a large foil dish. (This is a high sided dish which I thought would help contain the rice when Minnie was playing with it. Plus the foil helped create a silvery, icy backdrop.)
And for some frugal play people we added cake toppers & Christmas tree decorations. (If you don't have any to hand, go raid your mums/grandparents baking cupboards I bet you'll find some) ;-)
And the texture was obviously too good to just explore with hands, soon arms were being buried in the 'snow'!
Minnie squealed as she slid the figures around the frozen lake, & soon a narrative was forming. She was transported to a whole new wintry world! Fantastic!
Minnie then added a small slide to her play, & sprinkled over of handfuls of rice. The grains bounced & flew in all directions, revealing new sounds & movements to explore.
This play scene is set up in our kitchen, mainly because I'm guessing the rice will slowly find its way onto the floor. ;-) The dish has worked really well containing the rice, & we've found it easy to move when necessary.
Much imaginative & sensory play has already taken place, & I wonder what new adventures lie ahead for this small world play scene.