This is my first post for my new weekly feature, Fun on a Dime! I’ll be sharing fun, simple, and inexpensive ideas for kids, families, parents, and moms! Also, I would love to feature your ideas, so feel free to send me an email at motherhoodonadime @ gmail . com!
1) Bring the snow indoors!
This is one of my favorite activities when it snows! My littlest girl (age 2) likes to be outside in the snow for just a little while (she’s not a fan of cold hands!), so I bring the snow inside. Simply fill up a few bowls with snow. Lay down a towel and pass out cups, measuring spoons, spatulas, and any other desired items. Have fun scooping and playing in the comfort of a warm house!
2) Make a masterpiece with birdseed!
Let your little ones explore and design their own creations in the snow with birdseed! They can also get in a little alphabet practice by making letters in the snow!
3) Come in from the cold outdoors and make “Snowman Soup”!
Heat up a steaming mug of hot chocolate — this is your “soup”. Throw in some marshmallows — this is your “snowman”. Have fun watching your “snowman” melt! (We turned this into a relay. You can check it out here.)
4) Make an ice-skating rink indoors.
Put on some socks and pretend to skate! We had fun gliding, twirling, and sliding.
*If your floors are pretty slick and/or your children are prone to accidents, you might not want to attempt this activity! Otherwise, I think it is probably safer than ice-skating outdoors!
5) Make snowy paintings!
Use a marshmallow dipped in paint to add snow to a winter scene. You can find step-by-step directions here.