Super Easy Snow Play Idea – Snow Building Blocks

Looking for an easy snow play idea for the kids?

Super Easy Snow Play Idea - Snow Building Blocks

Last week, we had snow on Friday (yet again), which led to school being canceled.  Little Hurricane and Snoopy came over to play with Engineer for a bit that morning.  We brought all sorts of “outdoor toys” into the snow with us — mixing bowls, spoons, sand toys, ice cube trays, and random water toys.  Nothing fancy at all — but I’m all about simple snow play ideas!

Super Easy Snow Play Idea - Snow Building Blocks

The boys had fun playing in the snow, of course, but it was the storm drain that fascinated them for the bulk of the time (just like when Engineer played in the rain a few months back).  There was still a lot of snow on the ground when we went out to play that morning.  It had started to warm up a little, though, which led to some of the snow melting.  Engineer and Snoopy set about building a dam as soon as they noticed the water draining!  These boys and their dams . . . it’s been going on for months.  :)

Super Easy Snow Play Idea - Snow Building Blocks

At first, they just used clumps of snow to block the water.  Then Engineer handed me an ice cube try and asked me to make him some blocks out of snow!  He and Snoopy loved the results . . . snow building blocks!

Super Easy Snow Play Idea - Snow Building Blocks

The boys stacked the blocks for a little while, then focused more on creating a dam with them.  Little Hurricane just liked setting the little blocks in front of the water, watching as the water melted the snowy blocks.  I was mostly in charge of making the blocks, so I didn’t get too many pictures of what they built.  Lots of fun was had by all, so you’ll just have to take my word for that!  :)

Super Easy Snow Play Idea - Snow Building Blocks

How do your kiddos like to build in the snow?  What snow play idea would you like to share with us?  We’re always looking for new, fun ideas!!


  1. elizabeth says

    When Engineer and I went to see the trees, all he wanted to do was build dams in the stream. Good to know its a thing.

  2. says

    thanks for linking up. and hope you’re now following. i’m following you. and wow…those marshmallows look so yummy. and are so festive. hope you had a great Valentines day.

  3. says

    That is so much fun! My kids love blocks so this would definitely motivate them to get out in the snow! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  4. says

    So much fun to be had. I’ve added it to our winter bucket list for next year.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday tots and letting you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

    • says

      Hahaha! Yes, if you have to have as many snow days as we had this year . . . those random ice cube trays really came in handy! :) Thanks so much for including this post. My Engineer will get a kick out of that.


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