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The Snowy Day Outdoor Activities

The Snowy Day Outdoor Activities

Book: The Snowy Day

 

Read the book: The Snowy Day. The Snowy Day is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures--experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day.

Take children outside on a snowy day. Encourage children to make footprints, knocking snow from trees and bushes, make snow angels, blow snow off their hands, and make snowballs. Caution them not to throw these snowballs at people.

(Variation: Not enough snow to make snowballs? Use crumbled up white copy paper. It will make a great sensory and science experience as well as the paper will change as it gets wet.)

Provide a snowball maker for children for their snowball factory.

Snowball maker

Let children feel the snowball on their nose, cheek, etc.

Let children throw their snowball in to the air and try to catch it again.

  • Catch it with their hand, their foot, their head.

  • Throw two snowballs

Place the snowball on their head and walk around their spot while balancing it.

Roll a snowball

Demonstrate to children how to roll a snowball in the snow to make a larger ball. Who will make the largest snowball?

Snowball Throwing Practice 

Place a large basket or container on the floor and invite children to throw the snowballs in to the basket or container. Next, encourage children to aim their snowballs at different objects like trees, bushes, etc.

Place hoops on the ground. Have the children try to throw snowballs inside the hoops.

Snowball Sculpures

Invite children to create a snowball sculpure inside the hula hoop. 

Make a tower. How many snowballs high is your snowball tower?

Decorate a Tree or Wall

Demonstrate to children how to press snow on to trees or on a wall. Can they make a scarf for the tree? A face on a wall?

Walk the Line

In fresh snow make a path by walking in small steps inside the snow. Let children walk, jump, tip toe, walk backwards along the path.