Do you live in a part of the country that is blessed with inches upon inches of snow? (Or cursed, depending on your relationship with the icy precipitation.) Though most of us, or it could just be me, try to avoid the frozen weather, kids tend to love snow and all its glory. There are so many different things you can do outside in the snow, so here are some ideas for your family–from the traditional to the creative. Bundle up and head outside!
1. Snowball Fight
The classic snowball fight. No winter is complete without it! You could always mix it up and make it a contest on how far each kid can throw a snowball…or who makes the biggest snowball!
2. Igloos or Forts
Again, how can you have kids and snow and not build an igloo or some sort of fort? If you’ve had snow for a week and have neglected to do this, then you’re doing it wrong.
3. Snow Angels
Make sure those kiddos are bundled up well; otherwise they make just get snow down their pants. It’s all fun and games until someone gets snow in their underwear. Or diaper. Ew.
4. Snow Cones
Create your own snow cone treat with your kids. Just add juice! Actually, your kids will probably enjoy just eating plain snow. They’re easily pleased.
5. Sculpt Animals
Of course there is always the classic snowman, but mix it up this year and create some awesome animals out of snow! Use sticks, rocks, or anything else you can find in nature (double check your kids aren’t picking up frozen poop or anything of that nature) and use it to enhance your snow animal. Check out the caterpillar above!
6. Snow Graffiti
Fill up squirt bottles with food coloring-dyed water and let your kids draw pictures in the snow. Hopefully this will deter any of your little boys from drawing pictures with his urine. Hopefully.
7. Scavenger Hunt
Freeze colored water and hide the colorful ice cubes outside. Let your kids go on a scavenger hunt to find the colored cubes!
8. Sledding or Tubing
Go sledding on a great big hill or attach a tube to your four-wheeler (or anything like that) and go tubing! Your kids will love either one!
9. Tic Tac Snow
Play tic tac toe in the snow! Use sticks and stones or pine needles as the X’s and O’s.
Okay, this is not technically snow related, but it is too cool not to share. Blow bubbles outside and the bubbles will freeze! Too cool. (See what I did there?)Google+