Sunday, January 27, 2013

Snow Day Fun: Have an Ice Cube Scavenger Hunt in the Snow

A while back I read about this really cool ice cube scavenger hunt in the snow on Parents.com. With snow in our forecast I decided I would freeze a batch of red hearts for my kids to look for in the snow.



To have an ice cube scavenger hunt in your snowy yard all you need is:



Snow - we used the ones provided by nature, but if you have a snow maker, that would work fine, too.


Frozen Ice Cubes - we have heart shaped muffin trays, which were perfect, but regular ice cube trays are just as good. I used two different colors so each kid could search for their "own" hearts. I added a few drops of food coloring to water in a cup, then poured into the trays and froze.



Good Hiding Skills - while your kids aren't looking, go outside and hide the ice cubes for the scavenger hunt in the snow.



Depending on your kids ages, you might want to make them a map to use to find the ice cube hearts, or you could give them clues or riddles to solve to lead them to the hidden ice cubes.



Warm Clothes to Bundle-up - now go outside and enjoy your snow day ice cube scavenger hunt!




You can find some fun facts about ice to add an educational component to the ice cube scavenger hunt at Go on An Ice Cube Treasure Hunt on NWF.org.



What are your favorite things to do outside with the kids on a snow day?




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9 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I never tried shapes, but I did color ice for the kids to play with!

Kathy at kissing the frog said...

This is such a cute idea! What a great way to get everyone out on a cold day.

M Carisa said...

This looks like brilliant fun!

Lucy said...

Kind of like an Easter egg hunt in the winter - love this idea!

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Such a cute idea! Love it.

musingsonmotherhoodmidlife said...

I love this idea. So sweet and adore how it's tied into Valentine's day.
Thanks,
Estelle

jessica @peekababy said...

Love it...now all I need is a yard!

Anna ~ Random Handprints said...

Jessica @peekababy - how fun would it be to bring a bunch of frozen ice cubes to the local playground? group scavenger hunt time!

jill said...

This is such a great idea. I have also seen where you use glow sticks for a snow scavenger hunt. I have teens and for news years eve we did a photo scavenger hunt. They had a blast!

We are going to do this the next snowy day.

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