Snow in September!?
Updated: Sep 30, 2020
Welcome to Colorado!
Here are some ideas to try to make adjusting from 90 degrees to 30 degrees a little bit easier!
Step 1: Fill a bowl with snow and bring it inside
Step 2: So many options!
Hide toys and have your kiddo try and find it with their eyes closed
Add food coloring and mix it around with your hands until all the snow has changed color
You can also do this with watercolors and paint brushes
Squish the snow into snowballs and cookies
Try stacking the snowballs to make a snowman!
Have a bowl of warm water, add a small amount of the snow to watch it melt or disappear
Squish the snow flat onto a tray or plate and practice drawing with your index finger, or even poking holes
Use spoons to fill a measuring cup with snow, pack it down and flip it over to make a snow castle
You can also use these to pretend to eat the snow out of the cup
Snow angels! Great for bilateral coordination.
Walking on a beam! Make a straight line of foot prints and have your kiddo follow in the same line. Great for visual motor skills.
Biggest snow ball ever! Start small and push the snowball across the yard! Great for heavy work.
If you have a sled with a rope, partially fill the sled up snow and have your kiddo take the snow for a ride! Great for strength and endurance!
Use small shovels to fill the sled
Plow the driveway! Give your kiddo a small snow shovel to help clear the driveway and the side walks. Great for heavy work and visual motor skills.
Make it fun, "I wonder who will get to the mailbox first!"
Try taking turns and sharing materials to encourage some great social interactions.