Fun Outdoor Ideas for a Snowy Day

Posted on: Sun, 12/23/2012 - 18:13| By: GinaBina

The first snow day was awesome to play in.  Although it melted, here are ideas to prep for the next winter wonderland day:  Colored Ice Globes, Coloring the Snow, & Snow Ice Cream  

Colored Ice Globes:  Fill balloons with water & food coloring. After frozen in snow, remove the balloon. It needs to 2 days to freeze solidly.  Freezing only one night will still have colored water in the globe, that may leak, but the color is rich (as shown in the pic.)  After 2 days of solidly freezing, the color is lighter.  My kids loved decorating snowy mounds with these colorful treasures.  The idea came from this wonderful post.  

Color the Snow:  Fill a squirt bottle with water & food coloring.  Let the kids paint a masterpiece on the snow.  You can use water bottles or old shampoo bottles as squirters.  

Snow Ice Cream:  We didn’t do this at the first snowfall, but did it last year.  Mix 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract until sugar is dissolved. Then slowly add about 5 cups fresh snow (not packed). Honey can also substitute for the vanilla extract.