Snow Themed Activities For Kids {HOP}

It’s been a very snowy winter here in Chicago. Our local news was reporting that it’s snowed the last 10 out of 11 weekends and that this winter is the fourth snowiest winter on record. Naturally, while looking out the window and thinking about activities to share, my mind went to snow themed activities.

One of my favorites is really simple and perfect for little ones….bring the snow inside! This picture is from 2010 which is why Jacob looks so tiny but he loved this. Other fun ideas for indoor snow play include hiding objects in the snow, rolling the snow into snowballs, and spraying the snow with warm water to watch it melt.

Looking at the HOP linkys I found some other fun snow themed activities to share. Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares about her indoor snow play idea and how her kids used watercolors to color the snow. Fun!

These Watercolor Snowflakes from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds are cute.

 Looking for more ideas? Check out my Winter Themed Lesson Plan for Preschoolers and Toddlers!

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I’m really excited to be joining in as a host of the Hands-On Play Party with some fabulous bloggers. This linky will be posted each Tuesday. I will be sharing some of my own activities for kids plus sharing some other great ideas from bloggers that link up each week.

 Visit my co-hosts!

Gold, Silver & Bronze Sensory Bin from Stir the Wonder

Ways to play with the Hands-On Play Party from P is for Preschooler

Simple Play Ideas from Little Bins for Little Hands

Winter Baby Sensory Play from Lemon Lime Adventures

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Now it’s your turn! What fun hands-on play activities have you been creating at home? If you are a blogger you can link up your blog posts (no more than 3 please) or, if you don’t have a blog, share your activities on Facebook and leave a link in the comments below. Just looking for activity ideas? You can do that as well by clicking on images linked up below to view the full posts.

(Please note: If you are linking up below you give the hosts permission to use an image with a link back if you are featured in a future HOP post.)



Indoor Snowy Fun {Wordless Wednesday}

No snow here in Chicago and I don’t have any recent pictures that don’t have at least one child moving so I decided to share this picture from 2010 of Jacob playing in the snow indoors. This is such a fun way to play with snow on super cold days. I put it in a sink but you can use a large Rubbermaid container or put it in a clean bathtub.

To make indoor snow play even more fun you can hide things in the snow for your child to find or color the snow with colored cold water in a spray bottle.

Have fun! :)

Snow Themed Crafts Kids Can Make

With all the snow we got recently I was inspired to gather a bunch of snow related crafts kids can make.

{Click on the pictures to be taken to the posts they come from}:

Snowflake

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Marshmallow Snowman

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Paper Plate Snowman

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Popsicle Stick Snowman

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Puffy Snowman

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Snowflakes And Mittens

Tot School- Winter

This week’s theme is: Winter

Here are a few of the activities that I have planned:

* Bring the snow indoors- It is supposed to snow tomorrow so we will be bringing snow into the house. We will use a bucket to fill the sink up and sand toys to play in it.

* Coloring a snowman printout from Confessions of A Homeschooler

* Song- “I’m a Little Ice Cube” from A to Z Kids Stuff website

* Chalk winter themed picture- Use white chalk on a blue piece of paper

* Cutting practice sheets from Confessions of A Homeschooler

* Winter themed board books

* Snowman Craft- gluing cottonballs onto a snowman shape

* Play with white playdough

* Footprint snowman from PreschoolLearningandCrafts.com

 

Looking for Valentine’s Day themed ideas? Find my Valentine’s Day lesson plan here.

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FIND MORE TOT SCHOOL CURRICULUM THEMES HERE:

http://www.makingtimeformommy.com/lesson-plans-for-toddlers-preschoolers/