As the snow begins to melt we decided to bring some inside to play with.
Yesterday I filled two large roasting tins with our lovely snow and brought it into the playroom.
Esther promptly put on her hat and gloves ready to play.
I provided a range of tools and toys for the children to use.
William went straight for the diggers and Esther for the cups, saucers and spoons.
They both loved the novelty of bringing the snow inside and they loved trying out new ways to play with their old toys.
Esther made ice creams and cups of tea. She made snow castles and snow pie.
William skidded his cars and buried his animals.
They both enjoyed putting their people in the snow and they loved having a slide for people and animals to slide down and land with a splosh as the snow began to melt.
William liked flicking the snow across the room. They also loved the sensation of snow in their hands and landing on their faces. They even stood in it and felt it between their toes.
We really did have a wonderful time and so much language was used. We talked non stop while we played about what we were doing, what the snow felt like, how the snow was changing as it started to melt. We loked at how the cars collected snow in their wheels and how the snow could be moulded into different shapes. Our play was buzzing with learning and discovery. And fun!
So much so that tomorrow morning we are going to go out and gather up some of the last of our snow to put into the freezer to play with another day.
We will also say goodbye to our snowman before he is ‘mealted’!!
We have enjoyed our adventures with the snow.