What are we supposed to do with all this snow?! Paint it. Paint snow.
It’s a “Tale as old as Time” activity – and it’s a classic for a reason. The best use for a pile of snow might just be painting it. We decided to paint snow on our latest snow day, and it was just about as good an idea as hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows.
So that’s it – you just paint snow?
And it is as easy to set up as it sounds.
Also, crazy ridiculous fun.
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Let’s be honest: not all toddlers want to go play in the snow.
What if we can give them a snow experience INSIDE the house?
My toddler is NOT a snow fan.
He doesn’t like the cold or the excessive gear. Sledding is scary and snow balls aren’t happening.
But he still LOVED the snow. He loved watching it fall. He loved how beautiful it looked.
He wanted to play in it so badly but there were so many barriers for him.
So I took all those barriers away.
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I brought the snow inside…
I took our trusty storage container (this one is 41 quarts from Target) and filled it with snow.
This was a very cold task but very worth it.
Next, I grabbed bowls and filled them with colored water – just a few squirts of food dye into each bowl was plenty. Nothing dyed the kids or the floor or the bin.
I added in our paint brushes and VIOLA. Time to paint snow and make some cold art.
It was awesome to paint snow!
Painting snow was kind of like making your own snow cone – it had that same feel and texture.
It was the perfect way to bring the outdoors indoors for my littlest guy.
What can they do when they finish painting?
My kids painted for 35 minutes, then brought other toys into the snow.
It was actually kind of surprising how long the snow lasted in our house before it melted.
We had animals in the snow and construction trucks in the snow. I wish I remembered to bring down the Magnatiles to make Cathedrals in the Clouds too… maybe next time.
Painting the snow gets two cold thumbs up.
This was just plain FUN and absolutely perfect for all three of my kids, but especially my toddler.
He now has the background knowledge of snow, a foundation, and experience with it. Maybe next year he’ll finally be ready to play OUTSIDE with it.
Will your kids paint snow this winter?