INSPIRATIONS - snow & ice
Snow and ice are fantastic materials to explore and create with - here one day and gone the next.
Useful items from our shop
- The Story of the Snow Children - Sibylle von Olfers
- Snow and Ice
- Planning for Learning through Winter
- One Snowy Night - Nick Butterworth
- Flower Fairy Felt Doll with Snowdrop in Hand
- Ice Cube Tray - Penguins
Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- landowners permissions
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Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- dress for the weather
- managing tall structures
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What you'll need
- a nice cold day!
- cold weather gear
This activity has been provided by
An easy-to-make but effective light-up winter feature for the snowiest, darkest days.
The simplest way to make a light trail along a snowy path – all you need is a stick!
Create your own giant, multi-coloured, frozen orbs!
Create strings of hanging ice decorations & explore the science of freezing & melting.
A simple yet effective and satisfying activity – if you can wait for the ice to freeze!
Use household kit to create these effective ice & nature light features.
A simple, effective and enjoyable way to paint!
Build a snow shelter with snow bricks.
Simple snowy pleasures...
As long as it isn't too slushy, snow is a great medium for creating sculptures. How about a change from the regular snowman?
- Can you create an upside-down snowman?
- Can you make a snow person?
- Have a go at creating a snow animal
- How many different mini snow creatures can you make?
Make a snow angel
Tracks in the snow
Be a detective and see what tracks you can see. Has a bird been hopping around? Where did it land? Do you think it flew off? What animals do you think have been walking around?
Compare and match footprints
Is your footprint different to your friends? How is it different? Can you follow in your friends footsteps or play footprint hide and seek?
Fill buckets up with snow and get building.
Snow up close
If the snow is falling, put out a black sheet of paper and look at the snow flakes using a magnifying glass.
Mark making in the snow
Get a stick or a brush and draw or write in the snow. How big can you write your name?
Take it further
Enhance your provision with some lovely seasonal books.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.