We got a wee bit of snow around these parts recently.
I used the opportunity to have a bit of snow fun at the dining room table.
I had my faithful assistant, Victoria, go get bowls full of fresh snow and fill an under-the-bed storage container with it.
Then I put it on the table with an assortment of little cars and a bulldozer for Alex to do a version of Lonni’s shaving cream snow plow idea from the silly assignment day.
He plowed for a while but his hands got too cold, so we moved on.
First I packed down the snow and gave him a big paintbrush, a jar of water (right in the tub, so spills wouldn’t matter) and some watercolor paints. He painted the snow for a bit, but it was a bit tricky. So we moved on.
I put out a muffin tin of water and added primary colors to three of them, and then we made all different colors in the cups. I gave Jack, Victoria and Alex all pipettes (like tiny medicine droppers, I get them in bulk from a science surplus store for science and art fun!) and they squeezed colors to their hearts’ contents.
It was a colorful, artistic, crazy bunch of fun.
Even I got into the act!
I highly recommend it next time you have a bit of the white stuff to deal with. If you don’t have any snow, try mixing up anything white in a similar container and dropping colored water on it. Dry rice, pale sand, shaving cream… Lots of things would be fun to experiment with!
In my book, any activity that involves pipettes and colored water is a good idea.