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5 New Unique Fun Things To Do In The Snow With The Family!

on February 19, 2012

They are saying it is going to snow, and the excitement is building in my house.  Fa has selected her “Play In The Snow” outfit, and K is trying to figure out if she will have softball practice.  Snow is simply refreshing.  When we wake up and see that field of white, we realize there are endless possibilities.  I want to explore 5 new, unique activities that you can do in the snow with the family.  Not your typical snowman or sledding.

1) Make SNOW CREAM – My aunt Brenda use to make snow cream, and it was the highlight of a good snow! Of course, the standing joke was don’t use the yellow snow!!

Here is a simple recipe, but play around with it and add cinnamon or other flavors!

  • 8 cups snow
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place snow into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

Leave me a comment and let me know how this works out for you and if you added anything else to it!

2) Make a NON-TRADITIONAL SNOWMAN – I don’t know about you, but I have never been successful with the traditional 3 circle snowman standing up with the twig arms and the carrot nose.  However, last year, we did make a really great snowman taking a nap! Be creative! Then take pictures and share with me!

3)Have an ICE CUBE SCAVENGER HUNT   –  First, make ice cubes of different colors using food coloring.  Then hide the cubes in the snow in a designated area and let the children try to find them.  Tell them it is training/practice for Easter.  If the kids are really driving you batty, hide like 50 ice cubes and tell them they can not come in until they find them all!!  That should by you some time.  JUST KIDDING!!!

4) Make a SNOW KINGDOM – Dig out the sand box toys/beach toys. Use the sand molds and buckets to build castles in the snow. Dig roads with shovels. Use bath tub boats as sleds for your icy kingdom. Then bring out the matchbox cars and let the kids pretend!

5) DECORATE your snow – Give your kids spray bottles filled with water and a couple drops of food coloring. Send them out to decorate the yard.  Your yard will be the talk of the neighborhood!

When you send the little folks outside to play in the snow, make sure they are warmly dressed. Enjoy some quality family time and go out and play with them. Of course, after hours of snow fun, come in and warm up with a nice big cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows!!  Memories last forever!!  Who knows – more time playing with our kids my prevent you from having to use extreme techniques of parenting later.


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11 responses to “5 New Unique Fun Things To Do In The Snow With The Family!

  1. katejohns says:

    Great ideas. I hate snow, but now I actually want it to snow, so we can try your ideas out!!

  2. Brenda Henley says:

    Absolutely awesome, Gina!! Love these ideas! So creative.

  3. Madeline says:

    Wow, these ideas look fun! Pity we don’t get snow here. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog the other day. 🙂

  4. deedee says:

    great ideas, we’ll have to try some. I like the spray bottle color!!

  5. Lou Finley says:

    I’ll be posting a blog, IT’S SNOW MUCH FUN, tomorrow at tickedoffandtickled.com I like your
    ideas about the snow. My blog is observation, not suggestions.

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