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Indoor Snow Storm Activity

Nicolle Bellmore Pierse - Tuesday, January 28, 2020

So here we are, almost into the month of February and there's NO SNOW!!! I know for adults this is a blessing in most cases but for the little one's, they are missing out on such a fun time of the year!  There are also a lot of educational activities that can go along with playing in the snow.  An easy one that you can do with kids in an indoor environment with little to no mess, is making a snow storm in a jar.  

For this activity you will need, a jar, baby oil, white paint, water, iridescent glitter, alka seltzer and blue food coloring.

  • To start, you fill up your jar 3/4 of the way with baby oil, then set aside.  
  • In a different container, combine one teaspoon of white paint with one cup of very warm water and stir until the paint is dissolved.
  • Once mixed, pour the white paint water into the jar leaving some room at the top. 
  • To get the kids involved, have them add the glitter and the food coloring, and wait for the glitter to fall to the bottom of the jar. 
  • To finish, take the alka seltzer and break it up into small pieces and have the kids drop them in slowly.  The reaction will then start to happen! 

Let the little ones watch as long as they would like, while sneaking in questions about how snow storms happen, how the kids feel about snow and the cold weather, and maybe their favorite activity to do when it actually snows outside.

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