The weather outside is frightful....
Yep, it's just too darn cold to take the kids out in this midwest winter so we decided to bring the snow inside!
The girls used measuring cups to experiment with the snow but you could use plastic cups, shovels, small buckets, mini containers, the list is endless. For my 21 month old the experience was all about feeling the snow, touching it with gloves and without gloves, and dumping it in and out.
For my 3 year old she also enjoyed the process of simply "playing" with the snow but for added stimulation I included these nifty little magnify glasses in her tray. She was able to put the snow in them and look through to see the magnified individual snowflakes. A great way to introduce the word magnify . We also talked about the word observe as I asked her what she observed in the magnify glass.
For more added fun I also gave the girls a spray bottle with red food coloring mixed with water. They had fun making the snow red!
Who says you have to freeze to enjoy the snow!!!