Fantastic Snow Activities Your Kids Will Love to Do
Have you ever been caught off-guard by snow? That was me this week.
On Thursday afternoon I was skimming through Facebook when I saw someone had posted about snow on Friday. It was in the 70’s just a few days ago, but that’s Georgia weather for you.
I popped on over to check out the weather forecast because I was hadn’t heard anything about snow coming. Being in the South, predictions of snow usually make their rounds through the grapevine with greatly exaggerated bravado.
Sure enough, the forecast listed a chance of maybe half to one inch with next to no accumulation. No biggie.
Waking up on Friday, I immediately knew we were going to get more than that. The forecast now read 1-3 inches of snow would fall over the next 24 hours. We were officially under a winter weather warning. Yep, it doesn’t take a lot of snow to stop things around here.
I live in Georgia. Snow is not normal and we get pretty excited if we get ANY, but this storm was a whopper. All in all, we had over half a foot of accumulation in the yard. Aside from power outages and being iced into our neighboorhood, it’s been pretty fun.
As a homeschooling mama and a teacher, sometimes the best lessons aren’t scheduled. They happen when an authentic opportunity arises. So deciding to turn this into one, I turned to Pinterest to search for ideas. These were my 15 favorite ideas. Hopefully, these will let us keep the fun going this week even once the actual snow melts. Enjoy!
We love making paper snowflakes and this is another way to do it. This looks like a great way to strengthen little hands for fine motor work. Maybe we will give this version a try.
Baking soda and vinegar always make for a fun science activity. These fizzing snowmen are adorable. I know they’ll be a hit.
YouTube videos can be a great tool for explaining new concepts. There are a ton of great videos, but they can be time-consuming to find. One of my favorite bloggers, Sarah, at Little Bins for Little Hands has gathered together a few great ones.
Why not add a snowflake snack to the mix. These pretzel and mini-marshmallow ones are just too cute.
Painting is another favorite activity around here. This snow paint looks like a lot of fun. Maybe my youngest can use it to practice painting her letters too.
These symmetrical snowflakes would engage my older daughter. They look like a great way to review symmetry. Math and art always is a fun combination.
This idea is going to require me to hide some snow in my freezer for later, but I know how much my little one would LOVE it. So, I guess I’m going to have to grab some snow before it melts.
I hope your kids enjoy these activities as much as my girls are going to. Maybe they’ll give you some ideas for a snow-themed lesson or maybe you’ll try them out during your next snow day. Either way, I hope you enjoy them.
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