Backyard Snow Activities For
By Nicole Dean
You look outside and see a beautiful blanket of white snow
covering the ground. Your children are inside getting more and more restless as
the morning progresses.
The next time this happens, turn off the TV, bundle up the kids, and head
outside for some old-fashioned fun in the snow.
Who says lumps of coal are a bad thing at Christmastime? All you need to
make a snowman is a few lumps of coal (or rocks) for eyes and a mouth, a carrot
for a nose, sticks for arms, and a scarf and hat to keep him warm, and you'll
have a snowman to make Frosty the Snowman envious. If you have very ambitious
children, send them out to make an entire snow family. Your kids will be
entertained for hours.
Have your children lay down in the snow and move their arms up and down, and
their legs in and out. Then, have them stand up. Your little angel will have
made an angel in the snow. Add glitter or a garland halo to make your snow angel
Build a Snow Fort or Igloo
There's no cheaper way to build a playhouse than with snow. Invest in some
warm mittens for your kids, and send them outside with some buckets. They may
get inspired and create an entire home, with snow-furniture and decorations. You
may even provide them with a spray-bottle with water and food-coloring so they
can 'paint' their igloo. Serve them hot cocoa with yummy marshmallows in their
Older kids love a good snowball fight. If you have a fluffy snowy day, jump
into the fray with your kids and show them how a good snowball fight is done.
So, the next time you see the kids getting restless, bundle them up in cozy
clothes, send them out into the snow, and start some hot cocoa brewing. Grab the
camera and enjoy the day.
Nicole Dean welcomes you to
http://www.ShowKidstheFun.com -- a free website filled with activities to
make memories with your children and
http://www.ShowMomtheMoney.com -- a fun and informative resource for moms
who want to make money and save money.