With the temperatures dropping several degrees these last couple of weeks, chances are you're keeping warm indoors!
In which case, here’s some wintery activity ideas to try…
This fun bit of hand-printing gets great results plus it has a sensory aspect with the feeling of the paint on your hands:
Trying to keep the snowflakes symmetrical and looking like snowflakes (!) is great for developing little ones’ coordination.
If that’s a little too sophisticated for you, this winter textures collage idea may suit you better, and it’s great sensory activity for younger children.
Chances are you’ve got some foil and kitchen roll around, so you’ll be off to a good start! You could add in bubblewrap, tissue paper or anything else that takes your fancy. See what In the Playroom suggest.
This is also a fab sensory activity and either a good activity for older children, or one a parent can make for a younger child to enjoy:
You could add elements to make snowmen or use biscuit cutters as in the photo.
Talking of snowmen, one of our book recommendations this week is the all-time classic by Raymond Briggs: The Snowman. No doubt you caught the film when it was on over Christmas; it’s always watchable and readable.
The illustrations are beautiful and it’s a great (if a little sad) story. It’s definitely a favourite in this family!
Another oldie-but-goodie is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.
The different textures on each page are great for touching, and the descriptive words will add to vocabularies. Of course, there’s a whole load of other titles to choose from including That’s Not My Snowman and That’s Not My Polar Bear.