Here is our snow fort from last year.
We haven't gotten enough snow to make a big pile and despite all my effort to SHOVEL our driveway into one pile I still haven't gotten enough snow to make a tunnel that even comes close to the one we had last year. So, this year we moved the fort to the backyard and created this...
And the girls played a huge role in actually making this fort (unlike last year where I dug the whole tunnel out myself). Sam had the idea to use a tub from her mud kitchen to create blocks. She did the first two rows almost all by herself, with just a little bit of adjustment of the blocks from me. After the second row was done she got nervous about knocking it over and asked me to help her put them on the walls.
It doesn't have a rough yet and I haven't quite figured out how to do that part. But they are really enjoying just having a snow house in the backyard to play in!
The Nitty Gritty!
WARNING: When digging out snow tunnels or creating snow forts be sure to always stay with your child. Snow is very unpredictable and could collapse at anytime. Children should never be left unattended when playing in a snow fort, no matter how old they are!