On Friday, we had a snowstorm – and, for once, I didn’t hear anyone in our town complaining that we should have had school anyhow! This is what it looked like, all day long! Snowfall estimates that I have heard range from 13.5 inches to 18 inches!
The snow was too deep for the kids to play in on their own, and it was too cold for Anna, especially Anna with a cold. So we brought some indoors, instead. They had fun playing, and when I sat Anna on the floor with them she immediately tried to eat some! Here is her initial reaction:
I thought that would put her off eating it, but she had other ideas. This is what she wanted to do:
I guess it felt great on her gums – she is working on several teeth right now! I picked her up, because even though this snow was as clean as snow gets (the top 5 inches or so of over a foot of snowfall), it can’t be the best thing for a seven-month-old to eat.
The other kids had a blast playing in the snow – their pretend play lasted at least an hour!
Do you have snow?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
24 thoughts on “Make the Most of a Snowstorm with Kids”
I love snow days and I LOVE Anna’s reaction! Great shot!
Thanks! Snow days are the best. :)
I almost posted a very similar post yesterday about how we always bring snow inside for a little toy snowplow, traffic jam fun!
Great minds think alike!
You know, I don’t think we’ve ever combined cars with snow. Need to!
Yes we always have lots of snow over here and the kids loves it :-)
Love that picture of the little one eating the snow, so precious!
Thank you! Snow is wonderful fun for kids, isn’t it!
Oh I’m jealous of your snow – and I love Anna’s face in that photo!
We have really enjoyed the snow this year!
Love the picture of Lily! We didn’t get too much from this last storm. I don’t know why I never think to bring a bit inside, though. I bet Parker would love to set up a little scene (perhaps with his little plastic cats or LEGO guys). I’ll have to remember that …
It’s a favorite winter activity in our house :)
That’s a lot of snow! Send us some :)
You should come visit :)
No, just sun here :) My kids would love it but never having lived in it I would be a mess!
It takes some getting used to, but I really enjoy it, most of the time!
Playing with the snow is one thing I miss about winter! I haven’t seen snow in 5 years!
Love Anna’s expression – too cute!
Snow! How exciting! Your snow scene photo is beautiful. I feel like I could walk right into it!
Anna’s expressions are priceless, and I’m so glad she didn’t give up on snow after that first taste. :) :)
Your idea of bringing the snow indoors is pure parenting genius – no stir-crazy kids or lost boots!
We’ve been bringing snow in for years, now, and it is always a hit!
I really enjoyed watching the snow fall from our nice, warm house. :)
We did have snow for a minute (literally). I love snuggling with the kids and watching movies (although I know we should be doing school).
Wow, it’s beautiful. It looks like a great day to stay inside. We’ve had snow fall from the sky about 3 times this year, but it didn’t stick to the ground. Oh well, maybe next year.
Wow, you got a lot of snow. I think we got about 10 or 12 inches. What a good idea to bring the fun inside! Baby Anna’s expression is priceless!
What is this snow you speak of? We have wind, lots of wind. And then more wind……..
Definitely no snow here. Love Anna’s face!
Nope, no snow in the Bay Area. J is convinced he’ll see snow here one day and that he needs snow boots. I could count the number of times I’ve been in the snow on my fingers. I am such a weather wuss.
I grew up in a place with no snow. We’d visit the mountains for snow once every 5 years. Then in undergrad, we had a snow storm that quickly turned to ice storm, so the whole city of Portland was shutdown for a week or so. My backside was so bruised.
Last month I wiped out on the ice two days in a row. Not fun.
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