Snow Day!

7 Jan

The past couple of days in Minnesota we have reached a high of about -8, brrr…  My boys really could use a little outside play, but it is just too chilly for them!  This morning we received a little more snow so I decided since we can’t go out in it, we’ll bring it in!  I figured the safest snow was on our deck where no one had been (especially not our dog) so I scooped some snow into two large bowls and the boys have been having a ball, a snowball that is!  Super easy, super fun and to top it off they are learning about how snow melts into water!  When I see that they are getting a little “tired” of playing in the snow I think I’ll put a few drops of food coloring in each of their bowls and let them play with colorful snow.

7 Responses to “Snow Day!”

  1. Wenonah January 8, 2010 at 6:57 PM #

    We did this today and the boys loved it. It kept them busy for a long time. Great idea.

  2. Michelle January 13, 2010 at 1:01 AM #

    That sounds like a super fun way to keep little ones busy. It’s odd, but while the rest of the country (world) is having a cold snowy winter we in North Idaho are having an extremely mild one. It’s been hoverning between 30-40 deg F and hardly any snow.

    • mommyapolis January 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM #

      I wish I lived in North Idaho… That sounds perfect!

  3. Angie January 24, 2010 at 10:23 PM #

    Good idea!!Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Heather February 9, 2010 at 8:59 PM #

    I brought snow into our house today too. We packed the snow in pie tins, then painted the snow with watercolors. My son even built a mini snowman and painted! The photos of my artists will go up on my blog this week! (shameless plug, but so proud of my boys)


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