Bring the Weather Indoors

The Bear and Banana playing with snow indoors.

I’m always looking for activities for the girls that are relatively easy to set up and also free. With the cold weather yesterday, we brought the snow inside for some playtime. I had to share this activity as it has been the BIGGEST hit. Bringing the snow indoors is such a novelty for them. We have also brought snow indoors during bath time.

All I did was empty out two containers that usually hold Lego and Play Mobile. Then I filled one with warm water and the other with snow. I put them on a kid’s table in the kitchen and voila. Banana had to stand on a child’s chair in order to play but that didn’t seem to be problem. They played for about 45 minutes. Best of all, I was able to do a load of dishes while they played.

Clean up was easy. It’s not like playdough or paint where you’re worried about the activity has ended up. All you’re doing is cleaning up water and putting the kids into dry clothes afterward.

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4 Responses to “Bring the Weather Indoors”


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  2. 2 Big Mama February 5, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I used to do this, it is interesting to see their surprise when the snow turned to water.

  3. 3 Michelle February 1, 2011 at 8:39 am

    FANTASTIC idea! We “reward” the boys at bath time with a snowball or cup of snow in the tub, provided they’ve washed their hair without crying. But I’ve never tried to bring a tub indoors. I’m going to give it a shot this afternoon….Thanks!


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