This is a fun alternative to building a snowman which children over the age of two can have hours of fun enjoying.
You will need:
Take the children outside in the snow and encourage them to make a range of animals out of the snow, maybe give them a few suggestions. Make an animal of your own as a demonstration, or work as part of a group to create an animal. This will encourage children to work together and develop their problem solving skills as well as allowing them to use their imagination and creative skills.
Why not create a zoo in the snow, build a few animals such as a giraffe, elephant and crocodile for example, then build small walls around them and paths to form a zoo.
Areas of learning covered:
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Creative development
- Language, Literacy and Communication skills
- Personal and Social development