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If you've read any of my other articles here at EcoParent you'll know that I am a huge proponent of kids spending time outdoors. Whether that means time in the backyard, the park down the street, a farm, or wildnerness area, I'm a true believer in the benefits – to kids and to our planet – of connecting with nature. That said, there are days here in frosty Winnipeg, Manitoba where the gauge dips down below -30 C (which can mean -40 C with the windchill!). There are very few days when we don't send our littles outside – even if for only 15 minutes at a time – yet on those -40 days it is always nice to have some ideas in mind for how to bring the outdoors in. A mini snow person station is one of those ideas!
Before inviting your kiddos to create some cool little snow people, grab the following items and set them out...
If you've ever made an outdoor snow person, making these mini snow folks will be intuitive. Here are the steps:
For your very yougest who might not enjoy or be ready for the mini snow people, try setting up a slightly larger rubbermaid sensory snow bin for them with snow, scoops, little animals, characters and more. Lay a towel or two under and around the bin for easy clean up! Enjoy!