Anyone else get piles of snow this past two weeks? I know everyone is ready for spring and I am hoping we don’t have anymore snow this winter but just incase we do here is a easy fun idea for playing in the snow.
A recycled boxed made for a super quick slide. I even gave it a few goes (no there aren’t any pictures) and it was lots of fun.
Eli is still on the shorter side so trying to get around in deep snow is often very frustrating but this area ended up being great for him. The ground got patted down which made for easy walking and the stairs made it so he could climb to the top of the slide.
The cave doesn’t look very big from the outside but it was big enough for both kids to get in.
It later proved to be a great play area after mommy was too tired and wet to stay out any longer. Eden ended up finding sticks and made a pretend fire to keep warm.
While I was out during the first play time, I started work on an area to be used later in the day. Knowing that the snow would be around for awhile but not wanting to really get all dressed for snow, I planned an area to try out snow painting. I made a flat snow “wall” using the snow shovel on the parking lot side of the mountain.
I also filled up small plastic cups with the colored water and let them use paint brushes to paint the wall. I used the spray bottles to make an indention in the snow to help hold the cups in the wall.
This will defiantly be an activity we repeat for the next snow. It is a great process art. Next time I think I will add several more colors and I might add salt to one of the water and see if it melts the snow in a fun colorful way.