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Snow ideas

(7 Posts)
Welovecouscous Sun 20-Jan-13 17:15:43

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Mogandme Sun 20-Jan-13 17:09:15

I would attempt to do your normal routine in the morning and then free play until 9ish - before maybe doing some baking; biscuits/fairy cakes; then head out into the snow and have a play; coming in about 10ish for hot chocolate and to eat the baked goods. Then free play for a while or maybe a craft activity. Do an early lunch for 12ish and then the 2 year old can go off for their nap, then when they're up again, have a warm snack before heading out for a walk around the block - maybe you can collect some snow to play with when you get home, Home for about 3ish for another warm hot chocolate and a film/some tv, then the whole after school routine you normally have.

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pinknanny Sun 20-Jan-13 17:00:53

Snowmen
Sledging
Igloo
Snow angels
Paper snowflakes
Any craft activity
Put some snow it to large basin/tub indoors and allow kids to add colours, make snow shapes from different moulds around house.
Rice crispie cakes using white chocolate so like snow.
Filling balloons/ plastic gloves/tubs with coloured water once frozen remove baloons and put in snow, children can watch them melt, play with them etc.

1996timeforchange Sun 20-Jan-13 16:09:55

Glue, paint, glitter can last for ages!!!

laalala Sun 20-Jan-13 16:03:02

It's just those two, I'm a nanny maybe I worded that wrong to start with. So no water table or anything but the seeing how long it takes to melt is a good idea thanks.

Runoutofideas Sun 20-Jan-13 15:40:48

How many children have you got altogether? If there are a couple of older ones, I would send them outside with a beaker to collect snow, tell them to bring it in and have a competition to choose places in the house where it will take longest to melt. Estimate how long it will be before they have a beaker of water etc. For the little ones, I'd be tempted to fill the water table full of snow, with maybe a few drops of food colouring and let them investigate, or hid things in the snow for them to find.
Read snow related stories - make snowflakes out of cutting white paper - draw snowman pictures.... Doesn't have to all be snow related of course!

laalala Sun 20-Jan-13 10:27:04

So it looks like the schools are going to be closed here tomorrow due to the snow, so I'm looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained. The eldest is 7 and youngest 2. Can't spend too much time outdoors as the youngest is still in that falling over his own feet every 5 seconds fase, so he gets cold and fed up of snow quickly. I was thinking going out in the garden every so often, maybe some kind of baking activity. Any other good ideas?

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