It’s been a very snowy winter here in Chicago. Our local news was reporting that it’s snowed the last 10 out of 11 weekends and that this winter is the fourth snowiest winter on record. Naturally, while looking out the window and thinking about activities to share, my mind went to snow themed activities.
One of my favorites is really simple and perfect for little ones….bring the snow inside! This picture is from 2010 which is why Jacob looks so tiny but he loved this. Other fun ideas for indoor snow play include hiding objects in the snow, rolling the snow into snowballs, and spraying the snow with warm water to watch it melt.
Looking at the HOP linkys I found some other fun snow themed activities to share. Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares about her indoor snow play idea and how her kids used watercolors to color the snow. Fun!
These Watercolor Snowflakes from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds are cute.
Looking for more ideas? Check out my Winter Themed Lesson Plan for Preschoolers and Toddlers!
I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.
Visit my co-hosts!
Gold, Silver & Bronze Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder
Ways to play with the Hands-On Play Party from P is for Preschooler
Simple Play Ideas from Little Bins for Little Hands
Winter Baby Sensory Play from Lemon Lime Adventures
Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.
(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)