We woke to white outside this morning. Just a little dusting but the kids were wildly excited! On the way back from dropping my daughter at school my son kept repeating – it’s a winter wipe-out! I think he meant it’s a winter wonderland but I didn’t correct him. He also wanted to have a competition to see who could see the most snow… Guess who won!
The best way to enjoy the snow is to bundle-up and go outside, explore and use your imagination. But here are a few ways to also celebrate the snowy season INSIDE…
Indoor Snow Activities…
- Bring the snow inside! You can gather some snow in a large bowl or bucket and make snow balls or mini snow men. You can pack it into cups or molds and have fun watching it melt in your nice warm house! This is a great activity for the really young but older kids will enjoy it too!
- You can also make paper snow-flakes. We probably all know how to fold paper to make the eight sided flakes but how about making more accurate six sided ones! I have included a printable folding pattern because it can be a bit trickier! Click here to print: 6 sided paper snowflake template. To see a few of my snowflake cut-outs check-out my post about Nor’esters.
Also check-out some of the amazing books by Kenneth Libbrecht. He is the leader in the science and photography of snowflakes. If you haven’t seen any of his books you are in for a real treat! The photographs are amazing!
The Secret Life of a Snowflake is the one children’s book in his collection. We currently have this booked checked out of the library. It has some great photos and also basic scientific information about snow and snowflakes. Including the fact that if it is really cold instead of “snowflakes”, 6 sided ice columns form (have you ever noticed these?)!
Kenneth Libbrecht’s Field Guide to Snowflakes
The Art of the Snowflake: A Photographic Album