As I was scrolling through her amazing pictures, I came across some fun snow activities. Perfect since we have a dump of snow right now. Tons of snow actually. I feel like it came out of nowhere. Just when I was preparing for spring.
I prepped two of the snow activities last night but the kids were so into it that I scrambled for a third and it turned out great. Mainly because I had all the stuff I needed at home and it got the kids outside.
Activity #1: Snow People.
This one I got from katherinemaries. What a great idea to bring the snow inside. I laid out all the materials on a the wood trays, brought in the snow and let them create. I did have to help quite abit with this one. Getting the snow on the tray and even getting the materials on the packed snow was a bit of a challenge. But they loved the end product.
Activity #2: Dino + Minion Snow Dig.
This is a modification of one of katherinemaries activities. I wanted to include Isla in this so I made her the minion dig and Oliver the dino dig. I found two scoops in the drawer, threw in the treasures to find along with the snow and let them hunt. The kids loved it!
Activity #3: Paint the Snow.
This activity was the one I threw together last minute with stuff I had at home. I wanted to get the kids outside and do more of an art project. After searching through the house, I found a ketchup and mustard bottle, filled them with water and food colouring. Easiest activity ever. Done a million times by moms everywhere.
My goal is to do a well planned and intentional activity with my children every Monday morning. It may involve prep the night before but I want to start out the week with fun and learning which can be done together.
Find what inspires you and do.
The day ended with a neighbourhood snowball fight with kids against Trevor. Oh the fun!