Do you have your shovels out? Sleds ready to go? Kid's toys all picked up out of the yard? If you live in WI I sure hope so because the snow is coming!! Finally we are going to get some winter weather. The snow is suppose to begin tonight and then keep coming all day tomorrow. I am hoping for A LOT!
So today the girls and I (well the girls really while I sat on the stairs of the deck with my head between my legs; my awesome daughters have given me whatever virus they had and it has hit me hard!) cleaned up all the outside toys and got them packed away again. We pulled out their buckets, shovels and little rakes and put them in a safe place so they would be ready for snow play. The girls are super excited to be able to build snow castles! I got the idea to keep the shovels and buckets out from Tanya at Family Adventures in the Candian Rockies (an awesome new blog that I recently discovered!) The idea of sand toys as snow toys had never occurred to me and it is genius! Tanya posted an adorable photo of her little one playing in the snow with his bucket and shovel and I instantly knew I needed to keep our stuff out.
While the girls were sick last weekend I also got to work on a new piece of winter gear for them, neck warmers. Sam picked out the bright pink princess fabric for both of them.
With no sewing machine this was quite the project for me to tackle but in just three days I got them done. They are a snug fit (my measuring could apparently use some help) but will work well for this year. Sam was very excited to wear it. I wanted the girls to have neck warmers because they are easier and more convenient for kids than scarves and they can wear them just around their neck, or pull them up over their faces when it is super cold or they are doing something like skiing or sledding.
If you are interested in how to make them shoot me a comment and I will do my best to explain!
How is your family getting ready for the snow?
The Nitty Gritty!
Once we have snow getting out in it to play is a big priority for us. I want to make sure that we constantly have something fun to do outside. I think little kids most often get cold quickly because they are bored and uncomfortable playing the snow. Being creative and having fun things for them to do in the snow can really help them to stay warm and having fun outside even in the cold.
So, if you have any posts with snow play ideas or have anything to share please let me know! I have also created a pinterest board for snow play, so I will be sure to add any links that you have to that Board as wel!