Thursday, January 30, 2014

101 Ways to Play in the Snow!

Winter is in full swing here in Northern Michigan! Sometimes the cold winter weather is a challenge to getting out and active-- So, I thought I would put together a list of 

101 WAYS that you can get outside TO PLAY IN THE SNOW! 

1-Sled down a hill. 

5-Slide down the hill on your bottom

6- Make a sled train

7-ROLL down the hill!

8-Pull the sled back up the hill

9- Pull your friend (or anyone who is willing around in a sled)

10- Push someone around in a sled

11- Dig to China- or Antarctica, or just dig, dig, dig!

12- Shovel the driveway- and help dig out the car. 

14- Make Snow Castles

15- Build a snowman

18- Make colored snow (add food coloring to the water before you throw it!)

19- Blow bubbles and watch them freeze

20- Add food coloring to your bubbles to make frozen colored bubbles!

21- Go for a walk!


23- Have a snowball fight! 

24-  If you are concerned about the children throwing snowballs
 at each other make targets for throwing at. 
Hula hoops work great and so does a target on a fence. 

25- Play snow basketball! Set up a hoop to throw the snowballs through!

26- Send snowballs flying with a giant catapult!

35- Melt the snow with colored salt and a GIANT pendulum

36- Roll the biggest snowball ever

47- Open Up Your Very Own Outdoor Concession Stand!
 (Make sure that you have a lot of Ice cream and hot chocolate!)

51- Collect Icicles!

52- Compare Icicle Lengths

56- Build the Tallest Snowball Tower

57- Play Snow Bowling!

58- Play Boot Hockey

 59- Bring Prisms Out into the Snow

 61- Race through the DEEP snow!

63- Make a Snow Obstacle Course

64- Add Ice Cream Scoops, Spoons, and other odds and ends for digging and sculpting! 

65- Make a "snow flake catcher" with black construction paper. 
(Make sure that you store the paper in a cold place so 
that the snowflakes do not melt when they land on it).

66- Play "King of the Mountain"

68- Try Snowshoes

70- Make Stairs/Steps in the Snow

71- Go Ice Skating

72- Waddle Like a Penguin Across the Ice

73- Create a Winter Outdoor Theater Production

74- Carve Out Furniture in the Snow- A bed, a couch, whatever you decide!

76- Find the Biggest Chunk of Snow You Can to Carry Around

77- Go Snowboarding

78- Write Your Name in the Snow

79- Throw Fluffy Snow High Up Into the Air

82- Go Cross Country Skiing

83- Go Downhill Skiing

84- Go Ice Fishing

85- Bury Someone in the Snow (Like you do in the sand at the beach)

86- Play Snow Baseball (use a snowball)

87- Make a Mini Avalanche

88- Measure How Far You Can Throw a Snowball

89- Make a Snowy Golf Course

91- Catch a Snowflake on Your Tongue

92- Use a Rake to Make Patterns in the Snow

93- Dig a Hole You Can Crouch Down In and JUMP Out Of

94- Follow Someone's Boot Tracks

95- Build a Snow Wall

96- Blow On the Snow to Make it Melt

97- Melt Snow in Your Hands (You can do this outdoors or indoors!)

99- Make TINY designs in the snow

100- Make the TALLEST pile of snow you can (and climb it!)




 More About Amy

Amy Ahola is the owner/operator of Child Central Station, group home daycare in Marquette, Michigan.  She has been running her own business since 2005. Prior to that time, Amy worked in a childcare center and public school. In addition to her childcare business, Amy also provides educational training sessions. Amy earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Northern Michigan University and a M.S. in Training, Development, and Performance Improvement.  For more information about any of her programs, please visit Child Central or Find her on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedInGoogle+InstagramTwitter, or Tumblr

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