Yesterday, we had a Winter Fest with some friends.
Living in FL we unfortunately do not experience much of a winter
& I was determined to give the girls (& their friends) a bit of winter fun.
I had 7 kids total ranging in ages from 1 to 10
& every one of them had fun!
Here's what we did:
I supplied paper, card stock, markers, crayons, stickers & stamps
and let the kids make winter cards for someone special.
They made cards for their Dads, Moms, teachers & friends.
It was a great gathering activity.
Frozen Paint Crayons
I found ice cube trays that make long thin ice -
absolutely perfect for crayon shaped frozen paint!
They all made great works of art
as they explored the frozen paint.
It went from cold, to melty & squishy.
A very tactile & messy painting experience.
We had fun exploring
They played with their hands,
explored how it felt under their feet (cold but soft!)
threw it on themselves, on each other and all over the floor
enjoying every minute of it!
One of the other Mama's froze some toys/trinkets
into cups of ice and we let the kids explore getting them out.
They used droppers and added some water to help them melt
some smashed them against the wall (luckily we were outside!)
and they hit them with wooden hammers to help crack them open.
It was lots of fun, both for them to do & for the Moms to watch!!
Sock Snowball Fight
There's no better way to end a winter fest
than with a snowball fight!
The kids were armed with sock snowballs
and they had way too much fun pelting each other. :)
I LOVE that photo of the Lil Divas
just having a GREAT time!
It was a great Snow Day!
(PS) I LOVE Insta Snow!
It was so easy to do, play with and clean up!
Don't have access to insta snow?
The Chocolate Muffin Tree recently shared a quick way to make some cold icy snow!