Activities for a SNOW DAY!

1 Feb

SNOW DAY!! You may be home today with the kids and you want to enjoy this beautiful snow. So far you have already done snow angels and you have just put the finishing touches on the snowman. Fresh out of ideas. Well, you’re in luck! Here are just a few snow crafts and activities that you can do today. Click the link at the bottom for even MORE snow fun! Make sure to bundle up and take frequent brakes so you don’t get too cold and get sick. Drink water. Be safe today. Watch out for ice and be careful where you step. The snow can be fun but also dangerous. BE FUN SAFELY!! These activities courtesy of TLC.

Snow Boot Two-Step

What You’ll Need:

Snow boots
Winter clothes

This tough-to-master version of follow the leader requires 2 or more players. The leader makes a path in freshly fallen snow.

His or her teammates must try to step in exactly the same spots. The object of the game is to make it seem as if only one person has taken a walk through the snow.

Can you pull it off? It takes balance and agility! Be sure to bundle up to stay warm and dry.

Snowscape Stomp!

What You’ll Need:

  • Snow boots
  • Tablespoon
  • Paintbrushes
  • Food coloring
  • Paper cups
  • Water

Does it look like winter weather has put a freeze on creative fun? Think again! Grab your gloves and your paintbrushes, and that snowy hillside becomes an artist’s canvas.

Mix 2 tablespoons water with 10 drops food coloring in a paper cup (make as many colors as you desire).

Go outside and march out a playful pattern of footprints in the snow. Splatter splashes of color in each frosty track, and watch the magic begin.

Be sure to check for chilly changes later as the snow begins to melt and the colors soften.

Remember that food coloring stains if it gets on clothing or light-colored boots, so be sure to wear old clothes your mom won’t mind getting splattered. And don’t forget to bundle up.

How to Make Frozen Bubbles

What You’ll Need:

Measuring cup
Soap powder
Sugar
Hot water
Bowl
Spoon or whisk
Bubble wand

This is an activity for a cold, cold (below freezing) day when there is no wind in the air.

Start by making a strong bubble solution. Mix 1/2 cup soap powder, 1/2 cup sugar, and 3 cups hot water. (This mixture will help the bubbles last longer.)

Take the bubble solution and a bubble wand outside. Blow a bubble, and catch it on the wand.

Let the bubble sit resting on the wand in the cold air. In the below-freezing chill, the bubble will soon freeze into a fragile crystal ball.

Making a Snow Snake!

What You’ll Need:

  • Snowy field
  • Warm clothes and gloves
  • Bits of food

Everyone’s heard of a snowman. But making a slithering snow snake is ssssserious fun.

Instead of making a snowman of 3 large balls, try a snow snake made of as many ­basketball-size snow sections as you can make. Once you’ve lined your snow snake balls up, carve out a pointed head and rattling tail at either end of the snake.

Decorate your snake with bits of food, such as raisins. These will be good treats for hungry birds and squirrels.

MORE SNOW CRAFTS FOR KIDS!!! CLICK HERE FOR MORE CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT YOU CAN DO IN THE SNOW!

I hope you enjoy these unique crafts!

Take pictures of the snow, your crafts, or funny pictures of the kids and e-mail them to babysitterblab@gmail.com and they will be featured in the next post!!

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One Response to “Activities for a SNOW DAY!”

  1. Tee Nelson February 1, 2011 at 6:52 PM #

    great ideas.. lets go do them

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