The snow dumped on us a couple weeks ago and the kids were begging to play outside. The forecast said the next week it was going to be very low temperatures (in the negatives) so we decided to take the opportunity to play in the snow.
The dragons wanted to build a snowman but the snow was so powdery it fell right out of your hand our through your fingers. Snowball fights were also out. We needed something to do.
We were all in snowsuits so I grabbed some cups and containers and we scooped and dumped snow pretending to cook.
Spontaneously I filled a container with snow and dumped it out. It kept its form and the kids were excited about it. They stomped and crushed the first few with giggles. Then I was able to get a few stacked and they asked for more and more.
Then daddy joined us outside and together we stacked up a wall brick by brick.
The kids ran around us as we worked jumping in the fluffy snow and throwing it at us.
We built the fort/wall up big enough for the kids to hide behind it. Well, they could just stand behind it and it covered their bodies.
I sat behind the fort for a picture too...
And Doll Dragon dumped snow down my back. Soooo cold.
To test out the fort Jerry tired throwing a snowball at Little Dragon, but he definitely has the advantage.
There are so many play options with a snow fort. We chased each other around throwing snow and hiding in the fort.
You can talk about rectangles-or any other shape you make a fort out of-, counting, construction, and science.
It was great family time :)