Yet again, it’s been cold, blooming cold! Daytime highs of -10C are not conducive to spending much time outside. So, some quick and easy activities are needed to let everyone get a bit of fresh air. But, they need to take less than 15 minutes to do and enjoy!
Today, we did some simple snow painting. This was extremely easy to set up!
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I didn’t have any squeezy craft bottles, which would have probably made for less splodgy painting, so I used some kids water bottles with a sports cap. Of course, being kids bottles the caps don’t come off… so after some careful dripping of food colouring into the top of the cap (!) we had four bottles of coloured water ready to ‘paint’. I used about four or five drops of colouring in an 8oz (approx 250ml) bottle. Being Friday, the 4yo was at home, so as soon as the wee girl had gone down for a nap we headed outside for our 15 minutes :)
When the 7yo got home from school, he wanted to have a go too, so he took the left over paint and went outside. I caught up with him half way through his creation – he made a snowman!
Great fun, and all done in 15 minutes! I’ll be honest though, I’m just about done with this cold – I’d quite like it to be spring, now :)
I’m linking up with the wonderful Country Kids at Coombe Mill again this week. Click on the badge to see what everyone else has been up to and be inspired to get outside!