Our kiddos nearly lost their minds when they saw the white precipitation falling from the sky. As the snow accumulated the kiddos’ anticipation intensified as they eagerly awaited the moment that they could go outside and play. So, after bundling up, unbundling, to use the potty, and then bundling back up again it was finally time to go out to play!
This year I decided to put together a Snow Much Fun basket for the kiddos and we are having a blast with it, so much so that I just have to share!
The Snow Much Fun basket consists of:
- Snowman Soup (hot chocolate, chocolate chips, mint marshmallows, peppermints)
- Snow themed activity sheets (educational)
- Various pails/buckets
- Spray bottle and squirt bottles
- Food coloring
So first things first, I removed all the paper activities from the basket as well as the snowman soup. Then I placed water and a few drops of food coloring in the various water bottles. Placed them back in the basket along with the pails/buckets, and we ventured outside for some snow fun!
We had fun playing in the snow, making various things, such as the Very Hungry Caterpillar in the picture above. The spray bottles were easy for all three kiddos to us, ages 2-7, and the colored water did not stain (though I suppose it could if the kiddos turned the spray bottles on each other, so do make certain there is adult supervision).
Once the children’s cheeks started getting too pink it was time to head inside for some warm Snowman Soup near the fire.
As we warmed up we talked about the fun we had outdoors. It was also the perfect time to talk about precipitation, the effects snow can have on a city, the need for salt, etc. Then we decided it might be fun to do some of the other activities that were in the Snow Much Fun basket.
I had printed off an entire packet of lessons for our preschooler from Living Life Intentionally and we had so much fun completing the activities together. His favorites were the snowman mathematics and the Capital/lower case worksheet since it required bingo markers.
To print off a packet click here. While you are there be sure to take a second to peruse, I love that blog!
For our 7-year-old I came across a fun activity about compound words that introduced her to the Dictionary, remember that thing we used to reference before google…you know that ginormous book just gathering dust? She had to look up snow words in the dictionary and determine if they were 1 or 2 words. snow_compounds
And then for our toddler I printed off some fun activity sheets from Kiboomu. Click here to print off the Mitten Counting Sheet we worked on. Then she had fun making her own snowman out of cotton balls and construction paper.
We had so much fun and hope you are enjoying all the fun winter, and especially snow, has to offer!
8 thoughts on “Snow Much Fun!”
Great post! Thanks so much for the Snow much Fun basket, I am excited to use it this weekend : ))
We’ll have to try the squeeze bottles of colored water at our house-we would all enjoy that! Great ideas!
Adorable ideas Kat! Thanks for sharing. The boys are waiting for some more fresh snow here.
Terrific ideas! We have been reading lots of stories about snow, but the bitter cold and wind we’ve been having have kept us indoors a lot recently. Next snowstorm though, I want to break out the buckets and shovels!
Thanks This Mummas Life! I can’t wait to read about your adventures with the next snowstorm. Happy New Year!
Great activities! I love your mixture of outdoor and indoor activities … perfect for this time of year. Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Kids’ Winter Activities Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-winter-activities/
Thank you Deb!