In January we spend a week learning about the Artic region and the animals that dwell in that environment. I was happy to stumble across bags of plastic like snow stuff at Wal-mart after Christmas. This is stuff I believe you would use in mini Christmas villages to give the look of snow. I couldn't pass up large size bags for about $.60 each... I picked up 2. One bag filled my little sand and water table up pretty well. I added some small Artic animal toys to it and viola... an Artic play land. The kids in my class have really enjoyed this addition to this play set.