Playing in the snow is fun. It’s magical. It’s exciting and sensory and full of possibility. Snow has potential.
It can be soft and light or wet and heavy. It can be fluffy or sticky. It can make great snowmen or snowballs or snow caves. It can be a perfect canvas for snow painting or an awesome sledge run. It can become snow ice-cream.
It can be cold. Toe numbing, finger freezing cold. It can make your hands burn. It can get inside your boots or go down the back of your neck.
We have had some fantastic snow fun this year.
We have also had some disasters.
Where we’ve been outside for five minutes before someone has lost a glove, tried to pick up snow with bare hands, lost a boot, stepped in a snow drift in socks, been hit in the face with a snowball, fallen over.
Got cold and cried.
And, back inside we’ve stomped.
The five minutes outside is sometimes not worth the twenty minutes of effort to get everyone kitted out in snow pants, snow boots, coats, hats, scarves, gloves…
So, the truth is, for every fun post I have written about the snow, there has been at least one failed attempt at getting outside!
Snow certainly has potential :)