If you are living in the northeast region of the US, there is a great deal of snow outside. Hopefully you can work from home or take the day off when a really big snow storm hits. Have some fun with the kids! They will remember this time with their parents.
My Top 5 Favorite Things to do with the Kids in the Snow:
Build a snowman
Make snow angels
After playing outside, make hot chocolate
Play board games and/or watch a favorite movie – Monopoly? “Frozen” anyone?
Depending on where you live, you may have opened the front door of your home today and seen a lot of snow. If not, the parenting lesson for this post is to enjoy some quality time with your kids and get as excited as they do with the simple pleasures of childhood ( first big snow fall). YOLO – (You Only Live Once)!
1- Go sledding! Get a sled, make a sled out of cardboard, and just go!
2- Build a snowman. Roll some balls, big or small. Build a snowman together. Find rocks for eyes, twigs for arms, and wrap him up warm with a hat and scarf!
3- Have a snowball fight! Show the kids how to make a snowball. Have target practice. Set up something to throw at and let the kids get some practice in throwing!
4 – Build a snow fort. Pack the walls together to build a safe place for hide out! We have a brick mold builder that the boys use in the sandbox and for snow!
5- While you’re out shoveling the driveway or sidewalk, let the kids help! Or have them make their own paths… maybe a snow maze!
6- Stomp through the snow and make footprints!
7- Instead of making your own footprints, look for animal prints! Do you find rabbit prints? Squirrels? Deer? What’s in your backyard?
8- Get creative outside in the cold! Paint the snow! Make it colorful!
9- After a fresh snowfall, go lay out in it and make some snow angels together. Make a whole family!
10- Load. Dump. Scoop. Pour. Do it in the snow!
Enjoy and have a nice cup of hot cocoa afterwards!