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 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.
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.
Make a baby snowman and pull it along on a sledge.
Add accessories such as buttons, hats and scarves or Mr Potato Head features.
Even without much snow you can make miniature snowmen and add an origami hat.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Other Snow Fun
Lie in the snow and feel it fall on your face.
Use the snow for imaginative play
Catch the snow on your tongue
Shake snow from the trees
10 thoughts on “Snow Day: Ideas for Playing in the Snow”
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 🙂
It would be great if we had snow in Cornwall this Christmas – I know our children would be overjoyed. What a lot of snow fun and games particularly with the glitter and paint. Thanks for linking up and sharing your winter snow fun with Country Kids.
You had snow! Yay! We didn’t get any snow days, but we’ve had plenty of snow 🙂 Love all the games you played, will have to try the paint and glitter the next time it shows here. #CountryKids
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 :):):)
Awesome snow day! Hope my wee man gets to enjoy one of those one day!