Two indoor “snow” activities for the kids

We don’t get much snow here in San Antonio. It might snow every three or four years, and even then it is never enough for the serious childhood snow play that I remember from my youth.

So whether you live in a snow-free climate or you just don’t like going out in the cold, here are two snow activities that you can do from the warmth of your house.

Snowball fight

P1040145For the past two Christmases, I have thrown a kids Christmas party and the biggest hit has been the indoor snowball fight.

I found this idea from a blog in 2013 and quickly made about 30 snowballs for our party. CIMG3565They are made out of white pantyhose and soft poly fill. The kids had a blast pelting each other with these snowballs.

They are exceedingly easy to make but you do need to make sure you put a knot in before and after each snowball (except the first one which only requires one after it).

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make them.

Fake Snow

CIMG3530In December 2014, I found this blog with snow as a sensory activity. It takes just baking soda and shaving cream.

CIMG3537On the blog, they didn’t say how much of either item to use. It just said one “large” box of baking soda. I used a 4 lb box and one can of shaving cream to make enough for both my kids. And the cool thing is the “snow” is actual cold! Lexie added a little white glitter to hers.

CIMG3560This kept Lexie busy for hours. Jase played for a little over an hour with it. He liked putting his Legos in it.

Since it is made of baking soda, you can always pour vinegar on it for a little bubbling action when you are done playing.

Both of these projects are cheap and easy to do. And best of all, the kids loved them and were kept busy over our winter break.

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3 thoughts on “Two indoor “snow” activities for the kids

  1. […] have board games and Lego bricks to keep them busy. And if necessary, I can always bring out the fake snowballs or let them make their own snow – those two activities are guaranteed to keep them busy for […]

  2. […] attention? Well, yes if she wants to. She can spend hours playing video games or with play-doh or fake snow. And as with many kids, she would rather be playing than doing homework. Ugh – homework is […]

  3. […] white sheep and one special black sheep) out of poly fill and panty hose. (This idea came from my snowballs from their holiday party.) I attached paper legs and faces with googly eyes. (Template for the […]

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