Well, the snow isn’t going anywhere yet, but it has been much milder… and by that I mean that it’s only been a few degrees below freezing in the afternoons!
So, I’ve been encouraging the boys to play outside for a while when we’ve got home from school. It’s been bright and sunny, perfect for some imaginative play in the snow.
The 7yo decided that they were going to make a potion, in a sledge! Each afternoon a bit more ice has been added to this potion, which is yet to melt so that it can be mixed…!
Of course, not just any ice will do, so there has been lots of investigating and choosing of the best bits. There have also been some inventive ways of breaking off these pieces of ice; kicking it, throwing stones at it, poking it with sticks…
Listening to them develop the idea of this potion was brilliant, such imagination. And, I love that they couldn’t just bash the ice to pieces for fun, there had to be a purpose :)
And, of course there has been some good old fashioned playing, climbing on the piles of snow/ice; throwing snowballs at the trees!
At the risk of sounding like I’m becoming completely obsessed with the weather (?!), it is going to be much milder over the weekend, yay! But, there is currently more snow forecast for the middle of next week, boo!
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!