Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to have a snowball fight without snow!

Around here there is NO SNOW!
It is a crazy 50 degrees outside.
Usually, this time of year is snowy and cold.

So we had to make our own snow!

We read the book, The Mitten,
to get us in a wintry mood,
Plus, I LOVE this book and I can't go past the 3rd of January without picking it up.

Then we did some sensory play with "snow"
AKA the insides of diapers and ice.
Sounds weird, but it makes a cool mushy texture that feels like snow.  Or you can buy the exact same stuff at a learning store for $1 for a tiny bag...
(All you do with diapers is to cut the back open, and peel the whole diaper open, then you pull out all of the fluffy parts, and shake out all of the dusty parts. Then mix it with water.)

I let them go to town with it!
I ran upstairs to grab my camera and they had starting playing pretend.
First they pretended that they were making snow cones,
and they had a big order, so they had to hurry...
(Hence the blurry photos.)
Then they had to make an ice pie.
It was so cute how they were working together.
We also had a snowball fight.
I took some of my old marshmallows and mixed them with powdered sugar.

I had them put on paint shirts,
and we went out to our snow-less yard.
Ready, aim, poof!

It was a great way to perfect their target skills,
without getting cold!

Can you see the powdered sugar cloud when M. threw her marshmallow?

This was SO fun!  They were giggling for days,
AND it didn't hurt!

If I were to do it again, I would buy the giant marshmallows,
And have one snowball station.
It would be a big bowl with powdered sugar and marshmallows.


  1. haha very interesting and creative

  2. Clever! Looks like loads of fun! Thanks for sharing it at our Outdoor Play Party!

  3. What a creative way to enjoy winter! I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Kids' Winter Activities Pinterest board at

  4. Love this, so much fun!! Need to try this:)


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