One of the activities that L and LJ had in their advent calendars was a "Snow Bath"
This was in L's words "Awesome!!"
I got the inspiration from Growing A Jeweled Rose. If you want sensory bath ideas this site has them all!
So here is what I did. First off I put a drop of blue food coloring in the water and added a couple drops of peppermint extract. I found the perfect foam snowflakes at the Dollar store and added in a little reindeer and polar bear to play with. I set the mood by bringing in a bedside lamp instead of the bright overhead light and hung a few glowing icicles around the room.
For the snow I used shaving cream for them to paint the bath and themselves with and to make "real" snow I used baking soda with enough cold water mixed to give it a snow texture. This is sooo cool as it feels and looks like real snow and just melts in the warm bath water.
I cut out pieces of craft foam so they could make their own snowmen.
They played for ages and much fun was had by all.
I think we may just do it again!!