Today is a snowy Sunday. Another dreary cold day in which the snow wont stop, yet doesn't seem to amount to anything either. It is how this winter has gone so far! This morning Bug decided he wanted to go outside! He brought his boots over to dad and then his snow pants. He even wanted his mittens on!!! (This is extremely unusual) He then stood by the door saying "side" while waiting for his slow parents to get ready. Outside we went! I brought out a spray bottle filled with water. I offered some colors to Bug, and he picked blue (by pointing). We had a lot of fun spraying the snow blue!
We painted letters into the snow, but they were promptly trampled on, so no pictures were taken. We made snow balls and sprayed them blue prior to throwing them. Bug really seemed to enjoy this, and he used a lot of words! He even used some new two-word phrases! 'More blue' and 'blue ball' were two that he picked up. Hopefully these phrases stick around :)
I got to thinking that this would be a really fun activity to do in a sensory table with my kiddos at work. For the 15 minutes or so that we were outside before the pre-nap meltdown occurred, we talked about a lot of concepts! We discussed how cold the snow is, and used color words to talk about the change from white snow to blue snow. We talked about big snow balls and little snow balls, and even letter names! Like I mentioned previously, Bug even used some new language! (A major deal for this momma!)
Hope you all are enjoying your Sunday! What fun things do you do with little ones in the snow? If you do not have snow, please enjoy your warmer weather for me!