Winter can be so magical, especially just after a big snow fall! This year I thought it would be fun to do some winter play ideas with my kids. We created a snow tea party that was great fun! This is a fabulous sensory play idea for Winter.
As you may have seen I have been participating in The Virtual Book Club for Kids. It has been so fun to collaborate with other bloggers and come up with creative ideas to go along with the books each week. This week the book is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I absolutely adore this book. It reminds me SO much of my own son. He plays just like Peter, the character in the book. My son and I just laughed as we read it together!
How to Host a Snow Tea Party:
This snow tea party is our idea to go along with the book this week. We have a picnic table in out back yard and I have always loved the look of it after a fresh snow. The bench and table are both packed with perfect snow. So, I thought how fun it would be to sit at that table as if it were a tea party with my kids.
We set the table carefully with colorful plastic dishes, some from our kitchen and some from the kids toy box. I included a pitcher of pink water for the “tea”. (no actual food or drink was included.) I also put out some mini muffin pans for the kids to use to create play snow muffins. And finally I included a few spray bottles full of colored water so the kids could decorate their snow food.
Once the table was ready, I invited thekids to their snow tea party to play. They were all bundled up in snow clothes and excitedly took their places. They formed all kinds of foods out of snow and spray painted them many different colors. They decorated the table with colorful sprays as well.
My daughters loved creating play snow food!
We had a FABULOUS time with this snow tea party!
Following are the themes for the upcoming weeks:
More SNOW Activities for Kids:
Snowy Day Inspired Alphabet Writing Tray from School Time Snippets
Why we salt the roads Science Investigation from Rainy Day Mum
Melting Snowballs Estimations from My Storytime Corner
Snowflake Swat Letter Learning Game – Preschool Powol Packets
The Snowy Day Book Related Pre-Writing Sensory Tray- Growing Book by Book
Snowball Sight Words on a Sticky Table – Views From a Step Stool
Let’s Build Snowflake Designs from JDaniel4’s Mom
Easy Colorful Paper Towel Snowflakes- Toddler Approved
Coffee Filter Snow Flakes – Mama Smiles
Snowy Day Story Time from My Storytime Corner
Puffy Paint Melted Snowmen from Messy Little Monster