Sleds and snow are as inseparable as ice cream and a waffle cup. Think of different funny ways to ride.
It is possible to ride from a hill not only on sleds - for this purpose, they are perfect, for example, tires from cars, very well slides from the mountain, allowing you to develop a decent speed, a piece of linoleum.
And you can also make a kind of toboggan. To do this, take a large piece of cardboard and cut it so that there is enough space for sitting, lift the front end and wrap it so that the child can grab it. These are very light “sleds”, and it’s easy for a child with friends to take them to the nearest hill, where they can take turns riding. And when these sleds or children get soaked so much that it will be impossible to skate anymore, you can send the toboggan to the nearest garbage can and run free home with fun hands playing snowballs.
Perhaps there is not a single adult who in childhood would not play snow angel.
Show your child how to rest against the ground, so that you can fall back into a snowdrift and clap your hands and feet in the snow as if you are flying; the snow will cling to the baby, and his clothes will be snow-white and angelic, and his hands will become like wings. Then help the baby to stand up carefully, without destroying his “angelic” form. The snow that has just fallen is a beautiful fluffy bed, and the children, lying on it, like to soar in the freshness of a sunny winter day.
If the game of angels is no longer a novelty to your family, try to create with the child other snow images resembling different animals. Perhaps your son will be able to figure out how to lie down on one side and bend his hand so that the trace of him resembled an elephant's trunk, or a child can stand on all fours in the snow and imagine that this is not his, but horse's feet in the snow, but he is a horse
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Winter Games: Snow Creations
Sculpt snowmen is a common thing. But do you make snow maidens, little snowmen, snow dogs, cats,turtles or totoro? It's good to do this, if several people participate in the creative process, then you can fashion a snowy family or a whole zoo of snow dwellers.
If you want people passing by to admire your creation even more, then dress up your snowmen. A hat and a scarf are quite traditional decorations for snowmen, but what do you think about tying your snow maiden on your head with a scarf or putting on a large women's hat? Perhaps she would have a kitchen apron and a wooden spoon by the way. If you love shopping, then buy a few inexpensive things specifically to use for your snowmen after the next big snowfall. If you play in the snow with very young children, make snowmen too small so as not to tire the child.
And you can try to make a turtle, for this you need to fashion a dome-shaped form resembling a tortoise shell out of the snow, and attach four small legs, a head and a tail to it.
You can make not only snowmen out of snow. Tell your child that snow is the same material for modeling as clay, which can be used to create different creatures and objects.
With the help of kitchen shapers, plastic boxes from products and pots of all sizes, you can fashion shapes of different configurations, then fasten them. Small balls of snow are well connected with each other with the help of rods or toothpicks, and thus they make a variety of sculptures. Show your child how to connect the fragments of his sculpture with “snow glue”, that is, by spraying them with water. If the snow is fluffy and crumbles, children can add water to it or put made molds in the freezer for several hours to make them harden.
And you and your child can arrange a snow feast for the birds. Make cups of snowcakes and decorate them with real frozen bird food.
If your son or daughter wants to go for a walk on a snowball, and there is no one around who would make a company for a baby, invite him to play with a mitten girlfriend. Take a mitten, which has lost a pair - and make her face: from the buttons - eyes, and from the red thread - the mouth (or draw a face). Now your baby will gladly take a mitten girlfriend outside and teach her how to play in the snow.
Sometimes the winter days are simply gorgeous, but sometimes they are cold and dark, then I don’t want to go outside for a long time. Instead, have your child create a warmer and drier snowy landscape of the house. There are two possibilities here.
You can draw a winter landscape. Break the thick brown box of shoes, its bottom is quite suitable for drawing. Then let the baby decorate the dark background of the drawn sketch with small pieces of cotton, they must first be dipped in flour, and then applied to the drawing. It would be even better to glue the pieces of cotton to the pattern.
But you can do and volume creativity. Cover the table with a newspaper or some kind of cloth to protect its surface from "snow", and take out a shiny metal tray. Let the kid make mountains of clay on it, from games dough or plasticine. Offer him to build mountains of various shapes - tall, narrow and low, squat. When the mountain range is ready, give the child glue to spray the tops of them, and then sprinkle them with salt. One hill can be sprinkled not with salt, but with sugar, and some other flour. At the end of the creative process you can discuss which slides are whiter and look more “snowy”.
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If your child really wants to play with the snow, and you think that he should stay at home, think of snow cakes.
Pack a bucket or bowl with snow and bring it into the house. Let the child quickly push the snow into the cake molds and dump it on the culinary tray. Put these "cakes" in the freezer, and then they can be used to treat dolls, plush animals or imaginary friends. If your child wants it, he can decorate his frozen treats with pieces of chewing gum, small chocolates or sparkles for fun.
For a change your snow can be colored.
To do this, take a half cup of water and add food coloring there. Give your child a few such cups with different colors. Spraying paint on the snow or filling them with cups, he will get tinted snow, from which you can make balls, various figures or snowmen.
This is a very convenient time to introduce the child to the features of the color scheme. Give the kid cups with red and yellow paints, and let him pour half of each paint into a glass with snow.Stir the resulting solution with a spoon, and you will see how delighted the child will be when he realizes that by combining red and yellow paint, you can get an orange color.
When it’s too messy on the street to spend a lot of time there, and your child is impatient to move, shooting at the target is exactly the kind of exercise it needs, and besides, it contributes to the development of an eye meter and coordination.
Type in the snow and make snowballs out of it, then freeze them in the fridge (if the snow has melted, it’s better to make snow cubes). Prepare enough snowballs or cubes. When they become hard (but not too much - if they are too hard, transfer them from the freezer to the shelf of the refrigerator so that the snow "shells" will not turn into a real weapon), put snowballs in a plastic basin. Let your child stand on a closed porch or in another protected place, and you observe whether it hits the target accurately - it can be a tree or a circle in the snow.
Start with an easy goal, and if the kid successfully copes with it, make it less accessible.
Children of any age are happy to be fond of building snow fortresses, but most of all this activity is suitable for boys of school age.
We had to watch more than once how insanely happy boys spend the whole day long to build their “formidable” fortresses. Your task is to ensure that the construction of the fortress begins in a quiet place, where she will have a chance to survive for several days, and not somewhere on the road or at the front porch. Offer your snow architects a place where direct sunlight doesn’t fall much less, otherwise the citadel will be in danger of melting too quickly.
When building a fortress, some children like to use a bucket, stuffing snow in it; others, in order to build a wall, make large snow globes and, pressing them, lay them on top of one another; others simply jump into the middle of a snowdrift, breaking through the moves in it, and hide there.
The only role that you can play here is, perhaps, in providing the guys with plenty of hot tea, toasted bread, and besides, to constantly replenish the stock of dry mittens.
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When the thickness of the snow cover reaches fifteen centimeters or more, it is possible to break snow labyrinths and tunnels in it.
Help your child make a maze plan that he wants to build in the snow on an artificial or natural slope. When the maze is ready, water it and make it so that the surface inside it is very smooth. Now you can roll toys or balls along the construction paths. When several children gather, they can build parallel labyrinths and roll whatever they like along their paths.
For more fun, you can just dig labyrinths in the snow in the snow, and for kids you can dig tunnels in which you can easily hide some toys or play hide and seek.
When the snow is sticky enough, it's time to think about building a needle.
The Eskimos build their igloo out of snow blocks in a few days, but a little naughty boy can just sink into a snowdrift and dig a little house in it like an Eskimo. A child with an artistic imagination can use a wand to draw something on his igloo — some abstract design, sign, or a newly invented family crest. It will be interesting to build a small-sized needle for a plastic doll.
It’s good if a small scapula is stored in your household (say, in the garage), then you can get the child to help you clear the driveway to the house and the walkways.
If the baby begins to enjoy it, then in the future it will be easier for you to raise the bar: when he grows up, it will be to make him a completely serious worker. Together you will be able to check how deep you can dig snow in five minutes or how long it takes for you to meet, starting work from different ends.
Wrap your home with the magic of snowflakes by decorating the windows with colored paper dolls or asterisks.
Tell your child about the properties of snow - that there are no two exactly identical snowflakes. All of them are as dissimilar as children. If your heirs are older, you might want to get an encyclopedia and look for good pictures of snowflakes in it. If you have a magnifying glass at home, collect the snowflakes and have your child examine them carefully.
Then let him color the paper snowflakes and hang them on the window.This can be done in such climatic conditions, where there is never snow. And if you see an image of a strong snow storm somewhere, you may want a little bit of it in your house.
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Use a cold day to help your child become an “experimental scientist” who studies the effects of exposure to sunlight.
Give the kid two cups - plastic is better, but paper ones will do. In each of them, pour water tinted in different colors - about half a cup. Then advise the child to put one cup in the yard on the sunny side, and the other in the shade, and so that he often checks in which cup the water begins to freeze faster. How long does it take for each cup to freeze water in it? Does all the water freeze at the same time or is there some difference between the top of the cup and the bottom?
In warmer weather, your little experimenter can do the opposite. Cover the cups with plastic colored water lids and place them in the freezer.When the water freezes, bring the cups outside - one in the sun and the other in the shade. Observe how quickly water starts to melt.
When it’s too cold on the street for a child to jump there, and it’s just necessary to jump to your restless person, make “snowy mountains” at home.
Put pillows on the floor where there is more space so that the child cannot hurt himself or smash something around. Cover them with a white sheet and declare them your kid's personal snowy mountains. With some kind of fabulous spell, turn the child into a snow leopard, and let him jump from one mountain to another.
Observe how much time it takes for the leopard to destroy the mountains. Then let him build them again.