Friday, January 8, 2010

"Snow" Much Fun!

When the white stuff starts falling, adventure outside and have fun!

1. Ice Maker.
When the temperature drops below 32 degrees F, stay inside by the fireplace under your Snuggie blow bubbles and watch them freeze on the wand.

2. Snow Graffiti.
Give your kids spray bottles full of water that's tinted with food coloring. "Paint" pictures in the snow with the colored water. Avoid spraying each other as the food coloring will stain clothes - actually it would be their snow suits.

3. Snow Hurdles.
Pack snow up into mounds (hurdles) and build a course to jump over while playing follow the leader. Have children do this over and over until they are too tired and are begging to go inside for a nap.

4. Roll, Baby, Roll.
Pair up for a contest in which the object is to finish with the biggest snowball. The contest ends when the teams can no longer roll their snowball or they run out of snow.

5. Snow Shapes.
Use your sandbox toys, Tupperware containers, Bundt pan and other molds to make a snow castle or a snow cake.

6. The Headless Snowman.
Make your traditional snowman excluding his head. Allow children to stand behind the snowman and "be the head." Take their picture and tell them this is what they will look like in 25+ years.

7. Snow Catcher.
Give your child a piece of dark-colored construction paper and encourage them to catch and examine the snowflakes.

8. Yellow Snow.
Freeze colored water into ice cubes, then hide them around the yard for a scavenger hunt. Do not use yellow food coloring.

9. Tic-Tac-Snow (Not an original name with me - isn't it a cute name though?)
Draw a Tic-Tac-Toe board in the snow and use crisscrossed sticks and pine cones as game pieces.

10. A"mazing" fun.
Stomp out a path for the children to follow. Have it lead back inside where you can now sit by the fireplace under your Snuggie.

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