Aliens in the Apple

Getting creative with snow

Franci 2 Feb 2011 Apartment living Funny things Kids Weather

We’ve had a lot of snow here this winter, and today we’ve got snow and ice rain again! Well, life carries on about as normally as it can and we try to get out when we can. It is of course inevitable that we’re going to be inside more. With the kids having another round of colds last week I looked around online for some fun things for them to do and came across the idea of playing inside with snow, which we did! The kids had an absolute blast, it was easy to clean up on our hard floor and nobody got cold or complained of wet socks inside their gumboots.

A bit of food colouring adds some fun, and is a neat way of learning about how colours blend to make new colours.

Bowl of snow, anyone? Marica had fun eating it! And just for the record, it was fresh stuff that had fallen just that morning, straight into the bowls we left outside for that very purpose.

Ben came up with the cool idea of making Snow Milos (Milo, for our American readers, is a malty hot chocolate drink). First you fill up some mugs with snow…

Then you heat them up in the microwave. That’s all that they reduce to! Add some Milo, half & half or milk, heat some more and enjoy!

Comments (3)

Hannah 2 Feb 2011 at 9:54am

Looks like fun and a success! :)

Can’t remember if you’ve tried snow cream? A lot of snow, part of a can of sweetened condensed milk (this is key, do not try other substitutes), and maybe a little vanilla. I don’t think any regular milk is necessary. Slushier than ice cream, but tasty if you get it right. Tasty in the American sense, not in the Kiwi sense.

Anna Banana 2 Feb 2011 at 10:31pm

LOVE!!!! My nieces and I made a snow duck last winter, and we used food coloring on the beak. Very fun! I love playing in the snow, and I am a wee bit jealous that I didn’t get a chance to have some indoor-snow play. You guys are awesome!

Mirren 3 Feb 2011 at 12:04am

You’re so creative Franci! Looks like Marica and Esther are loving it. :o)