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Old-fashioned Backyard Snow Activities for Kids
by Nicole Dean
Build a Snowman
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
Have your kids 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 sparkle.
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 new
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.
http://www.ShowKidstheFun.com -- a free resource filled
with activities to make memories with your children.
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