We don’t see snow in the South very often. But when we do, we make the most out of it! Here are a few fun and unique activities that you can try during the next snowfall this winter season.
Make Snow Cream or Snow Cone
You don’t have to wait in line for these yummy, southern-created treats. Instead all you have to do is walk outside! Bring a bucket with you and fill it with lots of snow. Once you have enough, decide on whether you want a snow cone or snow cream first. This might be the hardest decision you will have to make all day. If you are wanting to go for a snow cone, all you will need is three ingredients: sugar, water, and a Kool Aid packet. You can make your syrup ahead of time by combining these three ingredients together in a pan. Let it cool before pouring your flavor of choice on top of the snow. For snow cream, all you will need is sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extra. Simply place your snow in a bowl and mix it with one can of condensed milk along with a teaspoon of vanilla, then you’re done! These sweet treats will make you excited for snow.
Channel Your Art Skills with Snow Graffiti
If you or someone you know is creative, express your talent on a snowy day by trying snow art graffiti! All you will need is to fill a spray or squirt bottle with food coloring. Afterwards, simply spray/squirt the food coloring on the snow. The white snow is now your canvas! You can create all sorts of designs with the colors such as a rainbow, underwater scenes, and so much more. No matter what age you are, this is a fun activity that can be done even with the smallest amount of snow.
Form a Snow Volcano
Forming snowmen are common, but have you ever tried building a snow volcano? It not only makes for a neat science experiment, but also a fun activity as well. The first step is to, as you may have guessed, form the snow into the shape of a volcano. Make sure you have a place in the center of your volcano to place a jar inside. Once that step is complete, you will need to make your “lava.” You can do this by adding 2 spoonfuls of baking soda, a spoonful of washing liquid, and red food coloring together in your jar. Once you have it settled in the middle of your volcano, pour vinegar on top of your contents and watch the magic happen! It makes for an exciting activity you will want to do over and over. Don’t be surprised to find your front yard covered in red from all the erupted volcanoes.
Blow Ice Bubbles
This simple yet fun activity only requires one item––bubbles! All you have to do is go outside, blow a bubble, and watch as they freeze up from the cold weather. It’s an interesting sight that can also be a mini-science experiment. Kids will especially love seeing the frost form different designs on the bubbles.
This may be an obvious suggestion, but it is a classic tradition that shouldn’t be overlooked. When the snow arrives, it’s time to bust out your best sled and go race each other. Make a game out of it that you can play all day long. You can’t do this any other season!
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