I used to love playing in the snow when I was a kid! Building snow forts, going sledding, building snowmen, what's not to love? While this holiday was created to encourage kids to try snow sports, it also had another purpose. It was to encourage everyone to enjoy the snow! Hopefully, you can find some inspiration below to help you make some fun snow memories with someone you love.
Fun things to do outside in the snow:
build a snow fort
have a snowman-building contest
look for animal tracks
color on the snow with markers, then spray with water and see what happens
make a snow castle (just like at the beach)
make a snow road and play with cars & trucks
paint the snow with water & food coloring: you can use paint brushes, spray bottles, or eye droppers
see who can make the best snowball catapult or slingshot
bring out the Mr. Potato Head toys, and use snowballs for the bodies
Play tic-tac-toe. Use large sticks to write with.
Make a Snow Obstacle Course
Start at the door of the house by putting on boots and coat.
Make a couple of your own hills: one for rolling down, one for sledding down.
Make different tracks in the snow to run in.
Have obstacles to pull or push a sled around.
Have a snowball stop where snowballs must be made and tossed into a bucket or through a hoop.
Pile some snow under a card table that has to be tunneled through.
Color spots or circles on the snow with markers that must be jumped on.
Make a pile of snow where you've hidden an object that must be dug out.
Make Snow Ice Cream
8 cups of clean fresh snow OR you can use shaved ice
1 cup of milk (you can use any kind)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of sea salt
In a large bowl whisk the milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt
Go scoop up your snow and stir until you get the desired consistency
Ice cream should be fluffy
Be ready to eat, it melts quickly!
Optional: top with anything you like such as sprinkles, cookie crumbles, etc;
Is it just too cold? Or, do you not have any snow? Try these ideas!
Bring the snow inside! Put some snow in a big Rubbermaid container and play with it sensory bin style! If you don't have snow, use cotton balls!
Make some snow cones. All you need is shaved ice and fruit juice.
Have a pretend snowball fight with paper balls or rolled-up socks
Play with Insta snow
Use puffy paint ( mix 3 tablespoons of school glue and a baseball size squirt of shaving cream-not gel) to create a snowman art project
Make cut-out paper snowflakes
Get out the Q-tips and see who can make the best 3-D snowflake
Definitely, read snow-themed books!