There are still some snow days coming for many people in many parts of the country and if you are looking for some creative snow ideas to pass these days or enjoy them, you have come to the right place! Here are some awesome creative snow ideas and activities for all ages that go beyond just building a snowman!
8 Creative Snow Ideas (for the Kid or Kid-at-Heart)
Make Snow Taffy. Just boil real maple syrup (It must be the kind that is not full of imitation maple flavoring or just sugars. Buy genuine maple syrup.) and using a candy thermometer, get it around 230-235 degrees. Take it off the heat and pour onto fresh, clean snow. Eat it as soon as it is cool!
Use sand toys to play in the snow. Not only do they make cool shapes just like they do in the sand, but if you feel so inclined, you can create a Snow castle! You can also use empty milk cartons and containers to create bricks or other things to build with.
Add a little bit of food coloring to a spray bottle filled with water. Use these to spray the snow and “paint” with them. Write each other messages if you are playing with others and have them come read them. You could also use these spray bottles to create a very colorful snowman or some sort of game board outside.
If you have a large area such as a field of some sort, this one can be loads of fun for adults and kids. Create a message that people above can see. For instance, you may want to “draw” something or white a giant “Hello!” in the snow. This is even better if you have a way to get up high enough to see it.
Make Snow Milk. This is almost like ice cream and so delicious. You will need clean, fresh snow as well. Just combine 9 parts snow (in cups) to 1 part milk and 1/2 part sugar. Add flavoring with extracts of even frozen, pureed fruit. Work quickly to mix because it melts very fast.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area that has nature trails nearby, why not go “hunting” for animal tracks. Kids and adults alike will like following tracks for short distances and guessing what kind of animal belongs to the tracks you find.
Skip the boring snowman and build something truly amazing. You might be surprised at how much fun it is to build an animal, a mythical creature or even a favorite cartoon character. Add dimension and fun by using food coloring in spray bottles to color your characters.
On a day where fresh snow just fell, get up early and create s snow track maze where you turn your whole yard into a maze to follow. At the end, have a warm prize for everyone.
What are some of your favorite ways to play in the snow? Do you still enjoy getting outside and playing in it with your kids? Let me know in the comments.