Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Then again, maybe not. Snow is one of those things that many of us want until we actually get it. Then we want it to be gone, gone, gone. In any case, ’tis the season for the white stuff.
If you have actual snow, it may interest you to know how it’s formed. The life of a snowflake begins high in the earth’s atmosphere. Whether a potential snowflake becomes sleet, freezing rain, or a blizzard depends on temperature, humidity, and water vapor encountered during its fall to earth. The perfect combination of all three factors is required to form the type of snow that’s perfect for making a snowman, snow ball, or snow fort.
When you are blessed with real snow, there are a variety of ways to celebrate. You could make DIY snow paint and design a masterpiece in the front yard. You could be more traditional and make snow prints or snow angels. Or you could be silly and make snowmen that will attract the attention of the passerby. Here are ten more activities to do in the snow. Have fun, and make sure to bundle up!
If you don’t get the real stuff, snow can always be enjoyed in the realm of make-believe. You could make cute snow globes with baby food jars and a few simple steps, or sew a soft set of snowballs that can be used for a fun indoor snowball fight.
For more inspiration, here are 17 ideas for snow crafts. If you or your little ones insist on actual snow, you’ll be able to come quite close by following this easy DIY recipe for making nontoxic, realistic snow.
So there you have it, a variety of ideas for having fun with snow. Enjoy the white stuff while you can. You’ll be wearing flip-flops and T-shirts before you know it!