#CountryKids – building an igloo

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With almost a foot of snow, building stuff becomes an option!

One of the boys Christmas presents was ‘block’ moulds for snow/sand. After the last heavy snowfall, it seemed the ideal opportunity to try them out and see if we could build an igloo. I think daddy was just as keen to try them out as the boys!

Filling the moulds took some work, the snow needed to be firmly packed so that the blocks didn’t fall apart when they were tipped out. After a bit of trial and error the boys were successfully filling blocks and passing them to daddy who was building the walls.







The snow continued to fall as the boys (all three of them!) worked to build their igloo. Dropping blocks into place and then filling in the gaps to make the walls good and strong.




The wee girl wasn’t much help, but she enjoyed watching… for a few minutes anyway before deciding it was too cold and time to go inside; as usual she refused to wear her mittens!


The, almost, finished article! The snowfall got too much for them all at this point in the construction, and they retreated inside. Hubby is still trying to decide how to make it into an igloo rather than a tower :)


While I may have my moments of detesting the snow, I am loving the different activities that the kids are able to do. Things that they never had the opportunity to do in Scotland. We really have been making the most of it!

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!

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42 thoughts on “#CountryKids – building an igloo”

  1. What a fab activity! Shame they didn’t get to finish the igloo. I would be curious to see if they ever manage to add a roof to the tower (might have to be blankets!). Mel

    1. I would love to have sent some snow your way, we’ve had more than enough of it :) I think the top bit required more help than a 7&4yo were up to!

  2. Kriss @OverthertoHere

    Ooh those building blocks look great. With all this snow (at least for us as well) it’s always great to find other ideas for the kids.

    1. It’s been fun finding new activities to do in the garden, we certainly have had enough of the stuff to play with :)

  3. That does look like fun-I think the roof part will definitely be the trickiest! I can imagine how you must feel about the snow, but it’s great to take advantage of all those opportunities :)

  4. thereadingresidence

    Oh, wow! Loving those block moulds. Wee girl really needs to figure out the benefits of mittens, doesn’t she?! x

  5. Sara I have seen this done before and it is right up high on my to do list if we ever see enough snow. I can just see all my kids pulling together on a project like this. Up to the roof next time. Your wee girl is so adorable even if she won’t wear her mittens! Thank you for joining me for Country Kids.

    1. It’s been a case of ‘if you can’t beat it…’! We’ve had a lot of fun with it, even if it is a bit annoying if you just want to go shopping :)

  6. Oh wow that looks fantastic. We’d never have enough snow to build an igloo here, perhaps a mud house might work though!

  7. Oh my goodness those moulds are awesome, I’m off to amazon to try and find them! They’d be brilliant on the beach. Wonderful photographs, the snow looks amazing. I don’t think we’ll have any snow this year, too wet.

    Nipping over from Country Kids.

  8. How awesome is this, just brilliant. What a wonderful thing to do – it sounds like so much fun. Nice to have the sunshine on you too. I love wee girl’s refusal to wear gloves, POD does that even when her hands are freezing! Fabulous post. I’d much prefer snow than the storms we’ve had here, was quite scary last night – we’ll have to see whether that white stuff arrives :)

    1. Thank you! I have to admit that I’m starting to favour the snow, when I look at the weather in the UK :) The wee girl just hates gloves, she only relents when her hands are burning with the cold :)

  9. What a wonderful little project for them, I’ve always wanted to go inside and igloo. Fingers crossed your boys will be able to go inside their very own one!

    1. They didn’t have time to finish it before we headed off on holiday,but it still seems to be snowing, so they might be able to when we get back :)

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