Today in Colorado, it reached 60 degrees. I left the jacket at home and even thought about trading my boots in for my flip flops if even for a day. I decided not to because our yard is still covered in snow. Though we were in the 60s, a lot of the United States is getting pummeled by snow and sleet. Once Mother Nature decides to take a break, you might want to get out of the house for a little while.
We know the feeling well here in Denver, Colorado. Sometimes, it is so cold that the thought of getting into all the gear it takes to keep warm just doesn’t seem worth getting out of the house. Last week, the kids hadn’t been outside in days. We had subzero temperatures and indoor recesses all week. On Saturday, we went to Target just to get out of the house. While there, the kids saw some clearance snow play items. There were sleds, snowball makers, and foam snowshoes but what caught both of my children’s eye were the snow paint bottles. They were on sale for $2.
It was just a little bottle with some food coloring and it reminded me of a birthday party we had been to last year when we first moved here. The ground was covered in snow and our friend had spray bottles filled with food coloring ready for the kids. The kids spent an hour outside spray painting pictures in the snow.
I knew this was just what the doctor ordered so we headed to the Health and Beauty section where we picked up four spray bottles for 99 cents each. I already had the food coloring at home so we wrapped up our shopping trip and headed home.
I filled the spray bottles with water and several drops of food coloring. The kids bundled back up and played outside for over two hours.
They drew pictures.
They played Tic-Tac-Toe (See? I told you they LOVE Tic-Tac-Toe!).
It was the perfect remedy to our cloudy, gloomy day! What is your favorite snowy day activity?