When it comes to winter weather, nothing gets kids smiling like snow. And around here we have had plenty of it already, and it isn’t even officially winter yet!
But what do you do when the temperatures are just too cold to let the kids play outside? (Or maybe one of them already has a cough that doesn’t end and you don’t want to aggravate it…)
Bring the snow inside!
Today I decided to fill our large sensory tub with snow and set up a scene with some of the super hero figures. I set it on the plastic ground cover we use for messy play, and then I called my preschooler to the kitchen.
We have played with snow inside before, but never this amount. In the past it was just a few handfuls; I don’t think he knew how to react at first!
He proceeded to toss a few more super heroes into the snow, looking up every once in a while to see my reaction.
Then it was time to get down to business!
I helped him put on a pair of mittens, and a wintry super hero story started to unfold.
He had so much fun, I know we will be doing this again this year!
Have you had snow yet this year? How have you been playing with it?
The Dose of Reality says
Oh my gosh!! This is SO cute and fantastic!! I love it!! –Lisa
The simplest things…. 🙂
Wow… looks like he is having fun! I used to do that when my kids where younger! If it was to yucky I would bring some in….
Us moms are resourceful and smart A?! 🙂
It’s all part of the job!
So cute! I would love for you to join me at Check Me Out Saturday and share with my readers.
It does look fun and has the perfect winter theme. 🙂 Thank you for linking your post to Super Sunday Sync.
Today he was asking for more snow so his cars could explore it… Definitely started something here! 🙂
This is a great idea! Today is super cold, so we’ll be staying inside but there’s heaps of tempting snow outside. I’m curious…about how long does it take to melt?
Our tub was fairly deep — the snow was a good 10 inches thick in it, and it lasted a good hour or so. Of course, the temperature in the house will affect it, too. It definitely beats little noses getting cold and runny or being out if it’s super windy on a cold day!
Donna DM Yates says
This is perfect. He’s still playing with snow but he’s not out in the freezing temperatures. Great idea.
Kristine Foley says
Such a great idea!!! Thanks so much for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!