All seasons of the year have their attractions, but, without a doubt, winter is the most fun of them, especially when a lot of snow falls and the ground is covered with more than half a meter of it.
Children are the ones who enjoy it the most. It is inevitable that every time there is a snowfall, the little ones want to go outside to play.
But what can you do with them? Do you know how you can use the snow to entertain your children?
In this article, we bring a compilation of ideas that you can use if you've been trying to find some activities to do with kids in the snow. Keep reading and enjoy them!
Make a snowman.
This is a classic! And one of the activities that children love the most. For that reason, we put it at the top of this list.
As everyone knows, making snowmen consists of assembling a body with two large snowballs and then putting a 'face' and some clothes on it.
The most common decorations are branches for the arms, stones for the mouth and eyes, and carrots for the nose.
Many people also use scarves, jackets, and hats to create costumes for snowmen! You just have to motivate the kids to be creative.
This is another one of the classics! We can't imagine a heavy snowfall without a snowball fight, right?
We can say that this is a kind of cold battle in which people make snowballs and throw them at each other.
It is an excellent activity to play with children. However, we recommend that you make the snowballs small and inconsistent to avoiding hurting them if you decide to play with very young children.
To do this, use little snow and do not squeeze it too much while you are shaping the balls.
You can also practice target shooting instead of "fighting." You will have a lot of fun!
Create an igloo.
If a lot of snow has fallen in your city and there is a thick white layer on the ground, you can also consider building igloos.
Although real igloos are made with ice, these versions made with snow can be very similar to the originals - and funny, of course.
You just have to stack a large quantity of snow to raise different large and small clusters to do them. Remember that the piles of snow must be round like igloos!
Then, take a small shovel and pierce one of its sides. Later, dig inside the igloo and make a hole - remember to follow this step carefully to knock down the entire structure.
Finally, decorate the igloos with stones or branches inside them. You can also put toys or ask your children to bring their favorite items!
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Paint the snow.
This is an unusual activity, but it can be quite fun and interesting!
Did you know that you can paint the snow? If you mix water and food coloring or paint in a spray bottle, you can have a very useful tool for painting the snow.
If you repeat this step several times and with different colors, you could even make more complex drawings.
But you have to keep one thing in mind: snow is water, so wait a bit after putting in the food coloring for it to freeze and harden before using another color.
Build a snow fort.
This activity is quite similar to building igloos.
If a lot of snow has fallen and you have gone out to the patio to play or have a snowball fight, you can also make a fort to protect yourself and your kids.
To do this, you just have to collect a large amount of snow and build several forts, depending on the number of people participating.
Then each can take refuge behind them to protect themselves from the snowball bombardment of the opponents.
Do your children like sports and action? Then this activity can be entertaining and exciting for them! Winter also represents an opportunity to go sledding.
You can visit a toy store and buy a sled according to your needs - there are sleds of different prices, sizes, and designs!
Also, remember to buy all the implements to protect you and your kids!
Then, walk up a snowy mountain (it can be a hill near your house or in a park), sit on your sled, and slide down through the snow.
Remember to look for less steep mountains if you will do this activity with the children. This will make the hike easier and reduce the speed of the slide.
Make snow angels.
This is another of the snowfall classics!
One of the first things people do when winter comes, and snow falls is to make snow angels on the ground.
The snow is usually very soft when falling, so all you have to do is lie down on a surface covered with a layer of snow and open and close your arms and legs.
After a few seconds, you will be able to get up and see that your body's movement has created the beautiful silhouette of an angel!
It may seem a bit strange to blow bubbles in winter. But, once you try it, you will never want to stop!
If the temperatures are very low and are below 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 Celsius), the bubbles would freeze when hitting the ground.
If they drop below -13 degrees Fahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius), the bubbles could freeze in the air.
Very few people know about this phenomenon because it is not common to blow bubbles in the winter. But, if you try it with your children, you can enjoy a fun and tender moment (with their surprised faces) when making this incredible discovery.
In addition to being one of the most beautiful seasons of the year, winter can be quite fun.
As you could see from this list, there are tons of classic activities to do with the kids when the snow falls.
Besides that, there are other more innovative and less typical options to help your children put other skills into practice, have fun trying new things, and develop their creativity.
Try some of our list options and enjoy the white and cold weather with the little ones!