With all the Christmas movies and beautiful snow scenes that we are SOOOO unlikely to enjoy for real, I found a recipe for making FAKE snow!
3 cups Baking Soda
1/2 cup Hair Conditioner
Well, the recipe was easy enough for me, and I must admit, the texture was really neat! It even felt cool to the touch with the cool conditioner. (I also read that you can refrigerate the baking soda to make it feel even colder like real snow). Once mixed, I set the table. I had a large trash bag for the tablecloth and placed all the snow in a large cooking pan. My girl started playing and was very excited...for the first few minutes...
Quickly though, little pieces were making their way out of the pan, into her lap, onto the floor... and my anxiety started to make its appearance...QUICKLY. Like mother like daughter, my little one felt like everything was getting too messy as well (she asked for clean hands, clean clothes, and a cloth to wipe everything). Instead of a vicious cycle of play and clean, I said lets take it to the bathtub! She happily agreed and off we went.
Once in the boundaries of the tub, she had a blast!!! She was making snow balls and a little snow man.... she really did have fun. When we were ready to stop, we collected as much of the snow into a Ziploc bag. Then she stripped, took a bath, and all snow evidence melting away.😉
Will we play with this snow again?
Absolutely!...IN the BATHTUB 😉
But for all those mommies like myself that aren't the best at these super creative Pinterest activities, there is always the great outdoors! Some of our best times together are spend just wandering.
My little one's favorites:
-Going on a March (aka: Sing a marching song, and march instead of just a regular walk)
-Going on an Adventure! (aka: taking a hike and seeing what we find)
-The "Lets pick up all the sticks and pine cones" Game... A favorite!...literally
-Hunting (We use sticks as our guns and she hunts bear and deer during our walk. We have begun explaining how Daddy harvests the deer meat and we need to be thankful for the gift that the animals are giving us)
-Swinging and Sliding or playing at her little pond beach