As a big kid, Travis loves big drifts of snow (more on that later!), but all that powdery white stuff can be a bit intimidating for little sister Veronika. Here are a few fun ways we played off our patio when we got the first storm of the season!
First, carve out a maze. Use a wide shovel to make paths through the snow, bonus points if they connect in multiple ways…
…or go up a hill! This allowed Veronika to safely tramp around without being up to her knees in the stuff!
Next, we made a snowman with a twist. Pile a little snowman together, then use the accessories from a Mr. Potato Head to add features.
She loved the cuteness of this, and how easily she could poke the eyes and other items into the snow.
Next up, it was time for some sneaky snow science. Make a big mound of snow, then hollow out a crater in the center. We dumped in baking soda (nearly a full box), followed by a few drops of red food coloring.
When the kids are ready, add white vinegar and watch it explode.
Travis also loved filling in the crater of the volcano, after!
As for those big kids, the bigger the hill the better! We got a head start thanks to the neighborhood snowplow, then piled on extra snow so Travis could be king of the mountain!