Snow Day: Ideas for Playing in the Snow

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A snow day is always a treat but after a few days off school, enthusiasm wanes. Try some of these snow day play activities to keep your kids entertained.

Sledging

Sledging is always great fun, it was always my favourite snow activity as a kid. You could shake it up a bit with some Winter Olympic themed bobsledding. Lie on your front while being pushed  down the hill shouting oy, oy, oy.  You could race one another too.

Snowmen

See if you can roll a really big ball to make a body.  Sometimes kids find this difficult but if you I start it off  and everyone joins in to help, it is lots of fun.

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Make a baby snowman and pull  it along on a sledge.
baby snowman on sledge

Add accessories such as buttons, hats and scarves or Mr Potato Head features.

mother and baby snowman

Even without much snow you can make miniature snowmen and add an origami hat.

snowman
tiny snowman perched on the fence

 

Snow Painting

Fill glitter sprinklers or herb containers with powder paint.  Little ones enjoy sprinkling it around while older children draw pictures in the snow. You could use fingers or sticks to draw and colour them in.

Make a snow angel and colour it with paint.

coloured snow angel

Paint a snow sculpture

Build a snow sculpture and add colour with block water colours painted on with brushes.  You could also paint pictures on the snow.

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Winter Olympic Fun

It can be great fun to stage events from the Winter Olympics. Ice hockey, curling, skating and skiing are fun events to try even without snow but with snow on the ground they are even more fun.

 

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Play with Ice

Visit a frozen pond, make pictures with ice, Go on an icy treasure hunt, make ice ornaments or investigate the properties of ice.

Make targets and throw snowballs at them

Targets could be drawn in the snow, on a fence or a tree or throw snowballs into a tub or box.

It would be preferable if the target wasn’t your mother!

snowball

 

Other Snow Fun

Lie in the snow and feel it fall on your face.

lying in the snow

Use the snow for imaginative play

snow on feet
I’ll make you some ice skates

Catch the snow on your tongue

catching snow

Shake snow from the trees

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10 thoughts on “Snow Day: Ideas for Playing in the Snow”

  1. How fabulous! Such a shame the school was closed and everyone had to play in the snow. Sounds like everyone had the best time – I can’t believe how much snow you have too. We’ve not had any yet – hoping it comes after Christmas 🙂

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  2. Such a great idea to include powder paint. Im from the south coast so never a promise of snow but if we get it this year or early next I will for sure be trying this out. Fab post * #countrykids Merry christmas :):):)

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