Outdoor activities for kids on snowy days

by Irene

Even though winter is still a long way off, snow may occur at any time of year, even in summer, particularly at higher altitudes. With it comes a range of new and diverse ways for youngsters to play.

How many other outdoor adventures can you explore with your children besides scooping, using a snowball maker to make ducks, sledding, and chewing snow?

Toddlers and preschoolers have an insatiable interest and enthusiasm for the outdoors that no other age group can match. So, if you’re going to be outside for several hours, keeping a few snow games for toddlers available will come in handy.

Make snowmen

Isn’t it true that this one shouldn’t even be stated? Don’t stop at a snowman, though. Inspire your child’s imagination, and they could wish to make a Dino group, a palace, a baby tortoise, or sculptures of their own parents!

Allow your child to pick out outfits and natural items to use to embellish their snow sculptures, which will add to the fun.

Paint the Snow

Now, this requires a little more planning, but it still is quick and easy. Filling an irrigation can, a spray container, or even a champagne bottle (with a hole drilled into the cap) with colored water is the fundamental concept.

Piece of advice: use a container with a small hole to drain the water slowly. That will allow the activity to last longer.

To avoid the kids’ clothes becoming dyed in the process, add just 1 drop or 2 of food dye to the solution. Add extra artificial flavoring to your solution if you want the colors to pop more on the ice.

Make a fort

If you spent any time in the snow, you’ve probably built a few forts. Remember that kids aren’t particularly large. And this doesn’t have to be a complicated business. Toddlers will still be thrilled to sneak behind and climb over a tiny snow barrier made for them.

Go out on a track search.

Walking through the snowfall, playing with their own footsteps, and following other prints are all activities that little children enjoy. Imagine you’re spies and go to the field or around the neighborhood to see how many distinct footprints you can locate, then investigate them to see where they take you.

Become a winter wildlife investigator.

Visit a natural region to discover how the animals cope with the snow. Make a winter treasure hunt before heading out. Or simply pretend to be environmental investigators and watch, hear, and experience with awe. What exactly are the animals communicating by doing? Is there any trace of them in the snow? Which tracks belong to whom?

Kids love interacting with the wild. But remember that they are very small and tend to get tired easily. That’s why you need to plan it before actually going out. Also, avoid areas that might have big or even dangerous animals. You can even invite the kids to simply watch birds if the kid doesn’t feel like going far from the house.

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