Baby it’s cold outside! When the kids want to play out in the snow but the temperatures are hovering near zero, do the opposite: Bring the snow inside! If nothing else, the novelty of this idea is sure to delight any little ones feeling cabin fever.
First, we braved the cold for just a few minutes to shovel up snow, filling a few large plastic bins. Travis loves his child-sized shovel, and would happily have stayed outside longer if I let him.
Inside, set down your snow on towels to contain any drips.
Waterproof mittens are a definite plus…
… although Travis decided he liked using his regular mittens best.
Now just have fun with the snow! Fist we made snowy roads for his cars to drive down.
By far his favorite activity was stirring together a snow soup. I gave him little odds and ends from our craft bin, such as blue stones, buttons, and sparkly pom poms.
You can’t have indoor snow play without adding some glitter.
Finally, we made a little indoor snowman! The snow wasn’t the right texture for perfect snowman building, so two tiers was the best we could do. We decided he looked more like a Snowfrog, and put him outside on the patio where he won’t melt.
Here’s wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2018, hopefully with warmer weather to come soon!