“Create your own winter wonderland” activity is a creative way to use your plastic animals at home. It adds some magic to your daily activities. You can add some extra paint to create footprints in the snow.
“Create Your Own Winter Wonderland” Activity (2 yr+)
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This activity requires some painting! But is easy to set up.
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- Horses – We used our horses from our Melissa & Doug stable.
- Paint – Colors of your choice. This paint is our favorite.
- Brush – These brushes are great for small hands and easy to clean.
- Paint Platte – I have been using ours since college. It’s been holding up great.
- Pom Poms – Love these Christmas pom poms.
- LED lights – Creates a magical effect. (optional)
- Glue stick – My daughter likes the purple glue stick that dries clear. It helps her to visualize the area she already applied glue to.
- Knife or Sizzors – Whichever one is easier for you to use.
- Stickers – We used some Christmas stickers for extra fun (optional)
- Box – Any box you can find around the house. The bigger the better. 🙂
- Cut the box. First, you want to cut the top off. Then, you want to open it to one side.
- Apply white paint on the sides. This will make it look like its snowing. Then, apply green paint to the bottom of the box. To make it look like grass.
- Let the paint dry.
- When dry glue white pom poms to the siding. Again, to make it look like snow. You can also add some pom poms to the bottom of the box.
- If you chose to use stickers, add them to your box.
- When finished and everything is dry add some LED lights.
- Now let the snow play begin.
- Optional, add some white paint to the bottom and let the horses walk through them to create footprints.
Things to talk about:
Children learn through play. So, here are a few ideas on what to talk about during this activity.
- What are animals doing during the winter season (hibernating)?
- Who leaves footprints behind?
- During what season does it snow?
- What’s your child’s favorite season? And why?
- What are the temperatures like in the winter?
- What’s your child’s favorite winter activity?
Tip: You can use different animals for extra fun.
This set up will create hours of fun play, while your children will use their imagination.