The cup half full: ideas for fun in the snow
So, how much “fun in the snow” was your commute this morning?
So if you had to get out there, there’s no cushioning it, it stunk. But here’s the cup half full: a gentle reminder and some ideas for fun in the snow, because at least the kids are happy.
Photo: Liz West
1. Paint in the snow – take back the yuck of yellow snow by spray painting (white) snow with food colouring in spray bottles in as many non-yucky liquids and colours as you can come up with. Tips: be generous with the food colouring for more vibrant colours, and pat down the snow before spraying,
2. Scavenger hunt in the snow – hide stuff in your yard (or park, or playground) for the kidlets to find! Outside Mom recommends coloured ice cubes.
3. Freeze bubbles – Here’s some science 101 for you: bubbles will freeze on a cold day. Outside Mom recommends getting a plate with bubble juice, and blowing a half bubble. Leave the plate outside for half an hour, and if you’re careful you can re-spray the frozen bubble with coloured bubble juice and freeze again.
Photo: Yan Song
Feeling extra ambitious?
Here’s a video on how to build an igloo:
How about some more inspiration?
Photo: Keep it. I resign.
Little kids will love this (sigh):
Want to warm up inside after that
commute from hell fun?
And, hey, at least it’s Friday, right?