Snowy Shapes

Snowy Shapes

Sadly, depending on your point of view, it is extremely rare for us to get snow in our part of Kent.  The last time we had snow was about 2 years ago and even then it was only a light dusting.  I watched all the parents taking their children to school on their sledges, which were really just dragging along the ground because there wasn’t enough snow to slide on!  Being the good parent that I am (!) I diligently bought the boys a sledge for the next round of snow.  It has sat in the shed ever since as not a flake of snow has fallen!
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We don’t like to feel like we are missing out and so this week we got out our tuff tray and made it snow in the kitchen!  Of course, I’m also not a Mum that likes to let a learning opportunity pass by either and so our invitation to play was Snowy Shapes!

This was super easy to set up.  First, I printed off some shapes onto card and popped a split pin through them.  I then spread these across our tuff tray.
(You can print off the shapes I used by click on the free printable at the end of the post.)

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Next I made up some instant snow.  Unhelpfully, the instructions on the snow I bought did not include how much water you needed to add.  Therefore I was quite tentative with it which was a mistake as it took me sooo many packets to make a decent amount.  I later tried adding more water to it and then we had a decent amount of snow.  You need to pop your snow granules into a jug and add water.  First, they turn into white slime (making you think you’ve added too much water) but give them a bit of a stir and in no time at all you’ll have a jug full of snow.
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I then spread the snow all over my shapes and popped a big magnet on the side.  Rowan then used the magnet to find all the shapes hidden in the snow.  Sometimes he liked to find them all himself and other times he liked it when he found a shape and then I found a shape which was fantastic for working on turn taking.  It’s a great activity to practise naming shapes.  At the moment, Rowan is still mixing up a pentagon and a hexagon so this was brilliant for working on our recognition of those!

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Why not have a go yourself with your child!
Here’s the Free Printable of the shapes I used:   Snowy Shapes

If you have a go at playing Snowy Shapes, I’d love to see your creations.  Do tag me in your photographs on social media.
I can be found on Instagram – @TiredButCraftyMummy and on Twitter – @TiredButCrafty1

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Instant snow?
    Is that what they would use in snow machines?

    We have more than enough snow here where I live in Canada that I would gladly share it if I could.

    #KCACOLS

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    1. I think the snow in snow machines is more foamy (or at least it is here) This has a more solid texture. You can squeeze it and shape it a little bit.

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  2. What a fun and easy idea – I’m pretty sure my 2.5yo would love this! We too have a sledge which has never been used haha. #DreamTeamLinky

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  3. We hardly ever get a decent amount of snow where we are either. This is such a lovely activity though! And what a great idea to use instant snow as a way of hiding the shapes in. The simplest of things can be the most fun. Thank you for sharing this lovely idea with the #DreamTeamLinky xx

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  4. Steve Lucas says:

    So creative, I love this! Snow is just about the only type of weather we have not had in the Uk in the last few weeks, had never considered making my own.
    #KCACOLS

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  5. mummyest2014 says:

    I love this idea. I’m definitely going to try this and use it for some fun 2D and 3D shaped games. Thanks for the inspo x

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  6. Karen Dennis says:

    Looks like great fun #stayclassymama@_karendennis

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  7. Such a great idea! I love this. My toddler is at that age now where she would love something like this.
    #StayClassyMama

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    1. Karen Dennis says:

      Popping back #thtfridaylinky

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  8. Ah we never get snow do we! Not in Bristol. the last time it snowed, it was the day my baby was born lol. of all the days. This is a lovely activity tho. my son would love the magnet aspect! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

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  9. Lydia C. Lee says:

    I’ve never heard of instant snow. It looks quite real! #StayClassymama

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  10. RaisieBay says:

    This sounds like so much more fun that real snow games. I bought some instant snow for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party for her 7th. It was really good fun playing with snow in the garden in late July on the hottest day of that year 🙂

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  11. Indoor snow – it’s going to catch on! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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  12. Carol says:

    Great idea. kids in Florida have to go to another state to even see snow. #MMBC

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  13. I like watching the snow fall but think it is too cold to enjoy being outside for longer than 5 minutes. I’m going to look into instant snow which will hopefully be a bit warmer! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  14. Kelly-Anne says:

    Oh yay for instant snow, we have made snowballs out of instant snow. This looks like a great activity. Thank you so much for linking with us for #kcacols we hope to you next time..

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