I was surprised to wake up to a couple inches of snow this morning. They had been talking snow on the weather last night, but I wasn’t completely sure it would happen. There are so many activities to do outside in the snow: hiking, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, making snow angels, building snowmen, looking for tracks…
We are lucky to also get a lot of sun with our snow. We have bright blue skies today, which I think makes the snow more inviting. It also made me think of more activities to do outside.
The sun and fresh snow create a great canvas for making shadows. I usually think of shadows at night and the scary noises I create in my head to go with those shadows. In the daylight, using snow as the background, makes shadows much more fun!
You don’t need any props for this activity. You don’t need to travel far. You and your children only have to use your imaginations. Even if you don’t have snow, I think it would be fun to make shadow shapes in the grass, mud, or on the driveway.
Playing outside with children is all about using the imagination. As the adult, you don’t have to do much, other than encourage your child. Let their imaginations run wild and you run along with them.