Playing with snow is a lot of fun where we can find it – outside! But fun doesn’t have to end when we go home, bring some inside! (Make sure it’s clean, preferably freshy fallen snow of course. )
We did that last time it snowed and had a lot of fun! Here are 5 fun indoor snow activities!
FIND THE ICY JEWELS
Get a few bigger pearl beads and hide them in the snow. Give your child a wooden spoon and a cup where he or she’ll place all of the found “icy jewels.”
It takes quite a bit of dexterity to find the small pearls in the snow and place them in the cup without dropping them to the ground!
CREATE SNOW ART
Use snow as your canvas and create a snow painting! Fill a plastic bottle (with a nozzle) with water and add a few drops of liquid food coloring. Gently squirt the bottle and create snow art! If necessary, make sure to protect the clothes and the floor from stains.
SMALL WORLD PLAY: SKI RESORT
Build a simple ski resort! Add some plastic toys, cups and spoons! Small world play is a great opportunity for children to use their imaginations, get into a character and act out different scenarios. I love how open-ended this activity is!
BUILD A SMALL SNOWMAN IN THE BUCKET
Build a little snowman! We used the pearl beads as accessories and also some small twigs, plastic cups and made the eyes and buttons from molasses. Use whatever appropriate small objects you have around the house!
Isn’t this little snowman adorable?
MAKE A SNOW VOLCANO
Making a volcano is a lot of fun and so easy!
- baking soda
- liquid food coloring
- plastic cup or a small plastic bottle
Place a plastic cup or a small bottle on the ground and pile up and around some snow to form a volcano. Add 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of food coloring to the cup. Slowly pour some vinegar and watch the eruption!
If it doesn’t work so well, try adding a bit more baking soda and a bit more vinegar. My daughter loved the volcano and made it erupt over and over again!
Have fun! If your kids love snowmen, also check out this fun Snowman Counting Puzzles printable freebie that will help kids practice counting! Get it HERE.