No snow… good snow.

I am not a snow lover and normally in my area it is not an issue. This winter is exception, we have had about 6-12 inches of snowfall this week. My kids are drawn to this stuff. So, I have had to be creative to find them snow toys.

Make a snow shovel: Take either a plastic milk jug or a laundry detergent bottle. Cut the side off, the opposite side of the handle. Rinse the bottle well. Now you have a child size snow shovel. BTW this also works in the sand or garden.

Make snow squares for igloo walls: take a clean tool box, plastic works best. Fill box with snow and pat down. Flip box over and tap too loosen snow block. Now you’re ready too make your igloo. Our Dollar tree has plastic tool boxes.

Color your snow: take a clean spray bottle and fill with food coloring or kook aid, add water and shake. Now you can paint that snowman. Keep in mind this may stain hands, clothing and pets.

No sled? Make your own. You can use just about anything to make one. Flattened cardboard box, clean garbage can lids, car hood, inner tubes, plastic sheeting. Keep in mind some homemade sleds won’t last as long. My son suggests wrapping cardboard in duct tape….we haven’t tried this one yet.

Don’t want that little tyke outside? Bring the snow inside. Bring a tub of snow inside and dump it in the bathtub. Dress your little one in their snow clothes and let them climb in the tub for some warm snow play.

Hang those wet mittens: Use those store hangers that have clips for your pants. Clip each wet mitten onto the hanger and hang them up and out of the way.

When the play is through don’t forget the yummy hot chocolate and a yummy bowl of tater soup. For a tater soup recipe see my next post.

Happy winter!

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About givethemavoice77

I'm a 30 something married mother of 6 kids. 3 girls, 2 boys and an angel in heaven. I am a stay at home mom and a home educator. I have 3 children with mental disabilities and learning disabilities. 1 child who just recently received an autism diagnoses. I love education, traveling in the US, researching autism, frugal living, fun family activities, spending hours on end in the library. Most people label me and my family as weird and nerdy.......I'm honored to have that title!
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