Snow + kids = ?
So we finally have snow! It feels like it has been a long time coming, but it looks like we’re into snow season (for the next few days at least). So what can you do in the snow with your kids?
Most of us will start with building a snowman. If you have younger kids then they might also want to build a Snowdog!
Kids love sledging. Can you build a ramp to sledge down in your garden or in the park? If you have a slide then maybe just pile snow at the bottom of it and then slide down into it! Younger kids might enjoy being pulled around in the slegde (by a parent or older sibling), or might enjoy pulling their toys around in the sledge.
Making snowballs and having a snowball fight is fun, but could you build a fort too?
Have you got to clear your drive to get the car out? Let them ‘help’!
Make tracks in the snow and then take it in turns to follow them and step in each other’s footprints. Lie back and make snow angels in the snow. For pre-schoolers, use sticks or your feet to make large letters in the snow (or smiley faces etc).
Where are all your sand toys? They can be used in the snow too – scoop and dig and make snow-castles or a snow construction site!
Fancy a snack, then get out the kitchen utensils and do some play cooking by mixing snow around in your pots and pans.
Get creative by painting the snow. Just mix a little food colouring with water and add it to a sprayer (or put it in a jar and then drop onto snow using a baster)
And when you have finished having fun and need to get inside and get warm, why not try these stories to read and films to watch together.
Stories to read – The Grufallo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Schleffer, The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.
Films to watch – The Snowman, The Snowman and the Snowdog, Frozen.