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Indoor Snow Play

Indoor Snow Play
Bring the snow inside. Build a road for cars, make snow soup, create a miniature snowman and so much more. A great activity for when it's just too cold to stay out any longer. It's also a fun activity for a child who is sick and can't go out to play in the snow: bring the snow to them!

How We Did It

Indoor Snow Play
We collected various objects that seemed like they'd be fun to play with in the snow: spoons, cups and a scoop, a measuring cup, toy cars, a sand rake. Choose whatever you have on hand.
Indoor Snow Play
Next we went outside and filled a tray with snow. I placed a towel underneath the tray to absorb any melting snow. Then we got our mittens out.
Indoor Snow Play
My four year old immediately set about scooping and moving the snow around. He was thrilled to be able to continue playing in the snow after being outside on a bitterly cold day. Outside snow play is fun but sometimes you just need to warm up.
Indoor Snow Play
My daughter had fun playing with the snow road she built.
Indoor Snow Play
Then she had another clever idea: "I want to make snow soup, Mommy!" We gathered some fun "ingredients" from our craft room: buttons and colored craft match sticks. You can use whatever you have on hand. We collected some more snow from outside and put it in a big mixing bowl.
Indoor Snow Play
She added her "ingredients" to the snow.
Indoor Snow Play
This snow was very hard and compact so stirring wasn't easy. She dove in with her mittened hands and mixed it up that way. Later, when the snow melted, we removed the buttons and sticks, put them on a towel to dry, then returned them to our craft supplies.
Indoor Snow Play
Our final project was to make a miniature snow man. Unfortunately, this snow wasn't the right kind of snow for shaping and molding and it wasn't easy to get a snowman out of it, but we did our best.
Indoor Snow Play
Here's a miniature snowman we made a couple of winters ago. We used blueberries for eyes, slices of peppers for the nose and toothpicks for arms. When done, we set them outside to keep them from melting. They greeted everyone that came to our front door.

Keywords

ice or snow

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My child and I completed Indoor Snow Play.

posted by: Nicole on 3.6.2014

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