Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, yet my least favorite is Winter…oh hold up. All seasons are fun 😐 Are they? Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter… my least favorite is still Winter 😐
Subzero temps call for lots of indoor play. Outdoor play…no thank you!
What to do?
Take some snow inside
Get some clean fresh snow if available (in case a child goes eating snow as mine did.)
Add Food Coloring
Let the children play
The food coloring may stain their hands for a day or longer. It’s food coloring so that did not deter their play fun.
There will be that child who will eat the colored snow. Another reason to get fresh snow and use food coloring instead of paint.
This sensory activity will help with science as they watch the snow melt. It will aid with color recognition and blending as the children will observe color formation when mixing reds with yellows and other colors. They will learn about temperature as they play with the snow without using gloves. This play activity will be remembered by the kids not just because of the color residue on their hands but because they were learning while having fun.
Some days it isn’t possible to play outdoors…although some may say, ‘there is no bad weather only the wrong clothes.’ I beg to differ as -50 degrees is no weather for children to play in.
Have fun bringing the outdoors in – Miss Sue
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