5. A Picnic
A milder day is the best time to attempt an al fresco dining experience. Take advantage of the fact that you are right by the house to prepare a hot meal like a comforting soup served in a heat-retaining container.
6. Spray Painting
Here you artist’s medium is spray bottles filled with water tinted with food colouring that is applied directly onto the snow. Let your imagination run wild! You could, for example, have all family members participate in creating a large-scale masterpiece together, each armed with their own spray bottle!
7. Winter Brought… Indoors
Fill some deep bowls with snow and bring them inside the house. These containers are now sensory bins that toddlers will love! Include toys such as cars and trucks to make tracks on the snow. Use the above-mentioned spray bottles filled with tinted water to colour the snow. Or take out small bowls and measuring cups so that you little ones can scoop up and empty the snow from one vessel to another. In short, the possibilities are endless! Plus, this is a great way to play in the snow while avoiding the cold.
8. An Outdoor Kitchen
Pull out your pots, pans, cups, spoons, and other utensils to prepare hearty winter dishes. Snow, stones, branches, and anything else you can find in your yard can be used as an “ingredient.” Your kids will love this game of pretend chef!
With all these new ideas, your youngsters will have no excuse not to play outside when the next snowstorm hits.