Wednesday's storm hit us in the evening; too late and too dark for my little ones to play outside for much time. Instead of sending them to bed without their fill of snow, I bundled up, went outside and filled a bucket with the stuff.
And then we let them play with it in the bathtub! They had so much fun dropping dollops of white snow into the steamy warm bathwater. For even more fun, you can sprinkle a bit of food coloring on the snow but we stuck with white to keep it simple. The kids had a great time building mini-snowmen on the tubs ledge and quietly watching snow melt away in the bathwater. The next best part was there was no mess to clean up.
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