Children can't wait to play outside! Come on, dress them up, we have 10 great ideas to make them play in the snow!
Falling snowflakes, piling up snow, multiplying pleasures… We had almost forgotten how fun it is to play in the snow!
Take out molds of all different sizes and shapes to create spectacular castings. Decorate your works with branches, leaves or various vegetables. Make an exhibition…on the sidewalk!
The famous snow fort is a classic to create. Introduce your little ones to the fun you already had building one (always bigger than the neighbours!) when you were little. The grown-ups have as much fun as the grown-ups. Don't forget your family flag… to create warm in the house with felt!
No two snowflakes are the same
Have a flake hunt. Go outside when it is snowing and examine the shapes of the snowflakes with the little ones. Find the most beautiful, the biggest, the most impressive. Extend the fun indoors by sipping hot chocolate while cutting snowflakes out of white paper.
Draw me a picture
On aflat surface and with a rigid stick, everyone makes a drawing that the others try to guess.
Seek and find
For toddlers new to snow, this activity will delight them. In a small bucket, hide an object (car, little man or other plastic objects) by covering it with snow. Give a small shovel to the child who will have to dig to find the surprise.
Take turns in the snow by lying on your back and sliding your arms and legs on the snow.
On your marks
Ever tried snow racing or snow jumping! It's not as easy as it sounds! Who knows, the little ones might be the most agile.
A little color please
Colored snow without damage: yes it is possible! In a spray bottle or an empty bottle with a hole in the cap (salad dressing, mustard, etc.), put water, a drop of food coloring and a drop of dish soap. Artists… to your snow board!
Follow the trail
Someone is hiding and the others try to find him by following his tracks in the snow. Also, try to find animal tracks and guess who they belong to. Then imagine, the tracks of other animals (elephant, mouse, duck, etc.)
We play inside
It's stormy and you don't feel like dressing the kids to go outside? Bring the snow toinside! Spread a large sheet or piece of plastic on your floor. Cover a cardboard box with a cut garbage bag (to make it bigger). Fill it with snow. Provide shovels and buckets to your children who will play warm with snow! Exciting experience because of its unusual side.