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Fun Things to Do With Snow

Updated on December 7, 2013

There's More to Snow than Snowballs

Playing in the snow is something that you're never too old to enjoy! This page has all kinds of fun activities to do with snow. Looking out the window to a yard coated in fresh blizzard, I was inspired to find some activities and uses for snow that go beyond your traditional snowball fight or snow angels (though those will be covered here, too, no worries!). On this page, you'll find the old standby ways to have fun in the snow, as well as some new, more inventive uses for the stuff.

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Sledding - a fun thing to do with snow for sure!
Sledding - a fun thing to do with snow for sure!

Go Sledding or Snow-tubing

Of course, one of the most fun things to do with snow is to go sledding! Whether you visit a special snow-tubing resort or pick a nice big hill in your neighborhood, there's no end to the fun you can have going sledding. Make sure you bundle up, though, because falling off your snow tube can land you with snow in places you never knew you had, haha.

I did some searching and found an assortment of 'snow vehicles', so to speak, to make gliding down that hill as fun as can be. When I was little, I really loved snow tubes, but it was so scary if you got turned backwards! Did you use a sled or a snow tube? Share your answers with the group in the feedback section!

Affordable Snow Sleds For Your Family

You don't have to spend hundreds on an authentic toboggan to have a great time sledding this winter! These sleds are perfect for an afternoon of fun that won't break the bank.

The Different Types of Snow

Before you can build/sculpt/play with snow, you need to know what kind you're dealing with!

Snow, like many things in life, comes in many different shapes, sizes and textures. Chances are, if you live in an area that gets snowy, you've tried to make a snowball and had it completely disintegrate in your hand. (and if you've done it with bare hands, well,...you know how painful that kind of snow is. Sticks to your skin like glue but not to itself, ouch!)

Here are some particular types of snow to look for in order to know what you can do with each kind. If your yard hasn't been pelted with that ever-coveted sticky but not icy, wet but not slushy snow that's perfect for snowballs, never fear. There's always something you can do with it! In a range of just a few degrees, the shapes of the ice crystals that make up snowflakes can change dramatically, thus changing the texture of the snow as well. Pretty neat, huh?

Snow Type #1: Powder

Ahh, a skier and snowboarder's dream. Powder is the fine, freshly fallen snow that lands very loosely on top of itself, creating a pillowy layer of fluffy flakes perfect for cutting down a hill or mountain on your winter gear. It provides a great cushion if you take a spill, and is soft and cushy for snow angels.

Snow Type #2: Snowball Snow

The more dense snow is, the more moisture it contains. Snowball snow generally happens when the snow has fallen at a slightly warmer temperature. This allows some of the moisture to remain in the flakes and not get so icy and 'dry' like the super-fine powder. Snowflake snow has a distinct 'crunch' underfoot, and sticks to itself very well. There are varying degrees of 'stickiness', but it works very well for things like snow sculptures, snowball fights, and making designs in it.

Snow Type #3: Slush

This is a lot less fun than it sounds. Slush, while definitely sticky enough to hold its shape, is often so weighted with water that it soaks through nearly everything and creates very dense and icy snowballs that hurt on impact! You'll often see dirty man-made slush as a result of cars driving through snow on the roads, but a mix of snow and rain can produce clean slush that is generally less fun to play in.

Fun and Sporty Snow Tubes - Inflatable Snow Tubes for the whole family

I've always had trouble with getting sleds to work as well as a snow tube. You can even go 'tubing' at special ski and snow tubing resorts! Snow tubes have come a long way since their earlier days. With these designs, you'll feel like you're snowboarding!

How To Make the Best Snowman

I couldn't leave this one out, could I?

The Snowball Snow described in the section above is the perfect recipe for making a snowman. Sometimes, if the snow is really sticky, you may start rolling a snowball and it will become so heavy it'll pull up all of your lawn's snow, including some dirt and grass! You can just call this creative license and make a dirty snowman. Nobody has to know. :)

Here's a step by step guide to make a traditional snowman.

1. Make sure your snow is the right consistency.

If your snow isn't sticky, you're going to be a very frustrated snowman maker. Even if the snow is powdery the first day it falls, you may be able to wait a couple days if the temperature rises and it will soften up to the right consistency for you.

2. Keep that snowball rollin'.

Start a decently sized snowball in your hands and place it gently on the ground. Depending on how much snow you have, you may need to adjust the size of your finished snowman. Begin rolling the ball so it picks up the snow around it. Gently push it along and be sure to rotate it in different directions so you don't end up with a big cylinder or log. Try to plan out where you want your snowman to end up on the ground so by the time the snowball is big enough for the base, you won't have to move it much further. Snow can get really heavy really quickly!

3. Make the torso and head

Roll two more snowballs in the same fashion as the first, with each one a bit smaller. Stack them on top of one another and you should have a nice stack of snow to work with.

4. Give your Snowman a shave

Chances are, your snowballs aren't perfectly round when you stack them on top of one another. If you see lumpy spots, pack some snow in by hand, or skim off parts that are sticking out and bumpy with the side of your mitten, a shovel, a scraper, or even a stick or rock. Once your snowballs are round enough for your taste, you can try taking your gloves off and run your hands all over the snow to melt it a little and create an icy seal. This isn't recommended if you can't get inside to warm your hands soon afterward!

5. Pick your accessories

Now I've been referring to this as a snowman this whole time, but of course it could be a snow woman, too! Traditionally, people stick a couple of twigs in for arms, find some coal for eyes and a mouth, and shove a carrot in for a nose, maybe adding a hat and scarf and some coal buttons down the center. If you don't have coal, you could just use regular pebbles, or even food like chocolate sandwich cookies, jellybeans, or chocolate coated nuts. Be creative!

Check out the next section for some other ideas to take a spin on the usual snowman design.

Deluxe Sleds and Toboggans

If you're looking for a special wintry gift for a friend, or just want the traditional fun of a sled on a sled that actually glides smoothly through the snow, these classic luxury sleds will be just right.

Flexible Flyer 48" Flexible Flyer Sled
Flexible Flyer 48" Flexible Flyer Sled

With a 5 star review, you can't go wrong with this one!

 

Cute, Crazy Dog Jumping in the Snow!

Oh my gosh. My friend showed me this video and I just had to put it up here. The snow's so deep the dog actually disappears at times, and all you can see is this moving tunnel of snow, haha! I love it.

Taking Your Snowman to Another Level

For those of us who feel the need to go a little beyond the norm.

If you're like me, you never can seem to let things be easy for yourself. You want to put a little creative spin on things and make them your own. Well lucky for you, snow is the perfect way to expel some of that pent up winter creativity! Here are some tips for really making it your own.

It's a jungle out there

Why stop at making a snowman or woman? Why not make a snow cat, bird, dog, zebra, turtle, you name it. Animals like turtles or ladybugs are particularly easy because they don't stand up high off the ground. Turn your front or back yard into a zoo, aquarium, or other themed animal adventure. You could make snowy flowers too!

Color your snow

You can add a colorful touch to your snow sculptures with a little bit of food coloring mixed with water in a spray bottle. You don't want to pour colored water directly on your snow or it will melt it and create a big hole! But you can gently spray it or even dab some more concentrated colors on with a paintbrush for a really cool effect (no pun intended).

Accessorize, honey

Want to bring your snowman from snow to "whoa!"? Decorate him/her! If you have some old halloween costumes lying around, or even some clothes you've been thinking about getting rid of, put them on your snow person! You could make a funny, mismatched snowman, or a stylish haute couture snowman decked out with a scarf, sunglasses, maybe even an old handbag. Paris Hilton's got nothing on that! (ok maybe that was a bit of a stretch...)

Use your kitchen's ingredients

Who says you have to stick to coal and carrots? You can use all kinds of different foods and household items to give your snowman a boost. Maybe you want to give it some pepper slices for ears or a pear for a funny, bulbous nose. You could give it curly uncooked multicolored pasta for hair or grind up cookies for a 5 o'clock shadow. Give it face paint with ketchup and mustard. Give it an apron and have it hold a real ice cream cone! The options are virtually limitless.

Give it a family

A fun way to spruce up a snowman is to make more than one. You could try to recreate your own family, with smaller children snowmen and bigger parents, maybe even a snow pet. Take a picture of your family standing amidst your snow family and send it to friends.

Outdoor Snowy Fun Gear on Amazon

I just looked at a bunch of snow items on Amazon and these things look really fun (and practical I suppose. The snow thrower got some really good reviews). Enjoy!

Making Shapes in the Snow

There's more to it than just snow angels!

For powdery to moderately sticky snow, making snow angels can be great fun.

The easiest and most traditional way to do it is to lie on your back in the snow, swish your legs and arms up and down/out to the sides, then try to find a way to get up without destroying your creation. Voila! A snow angel!

If you're craving a bit more variety in your human snow stamping, try a few different techniques.

Try it from the side

Just like a shadow puppet, try to think of different shapes your silhouette could make in the snow. Lie down on your side and strike a pose like you're running or jumping. After you get up, does it look like you expected? See what swirling your arm or leg might do to alter the shape. You might be surprised how many different shapes you can make with just a few different movements!

Stamp, don't swish

Instead of moving your arms and legs fluidly like you would in a traditional snow angel, try lifting your legs and arms up and then 'stamping' them back into the snow a little further out. Bring them back to their original position and stand up to look at your creation. You'll have a bunch of different lines almost like a snowflake.

Make patterns

You could try kneeling instead of lying down, and then doing fun things like punching the snow with your mitten in a circle or dragging sticks with your arms extended. This can create really cool circular patterns and dots. You could also lie flat on your back and have someone else trace around your body with a stick, making dots or dashes.

You might also look for things that have unique shapes like different sized buckets, rakes, or tennis rackets. Try stamping the bucket and then weaving lines around with the rake for a cool snowy pattern.

Building a Snow Castle

Take your beach toys out of the sand and into the snow.

If you live near a beach or have been on vacation at a beach, chances are you have some sand toys around. Wet snow can work just like wet sand! Grab a sandcastle bucket and get building.

If you don't have specific pails and shovels for sand, you can make your own snowy castle building tools out of a number of household objects. For bricks for an igloo, fort or the base of your castle, use a loaf pan from your kitchen.

For columns or towers, try stuffing a cardboard tube with snow until it's packed and then poke it out with your finger or a stick. An oat container is a great size for this.

For mounds or other structures, try a mixing bowl or cereal bowls.

Use square and round cake pans or stock pots for really cool shapes in all sizes.

Your castle is limited only by your imagination! If you want to make the traditional 'waffle style' borders on the tops of your castle shapes, try sticking some of your snow in an ice cube tray then place them around the border. Squirt some blue food coloring water around for a moat and you've got an icy medieval masterpiece.

Want to see what some people have done with snow castle building? Believe it or not, there are international competitions for this stuff, and there is even a life-size snow castle!

Check out the famous SnowCastle of Kemi at SnowCastle.net

Snow Fort-making materials are here!

If only they had these when I was little! You can get a whole bunch of different tools and materials to make the best snow fort ever - from snow molds to snow carving tools. Look out, innocent bystanders! While other kids are hiding behind a snowbank, you'll be protected in your custom built snow fortress with these tools of the trade.

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      M. Victor Kilgore 3 years ago

      I have carried my love for snow from my youth on up...I love play in the snow with my kids and then run in for some hot chocolate. My wife learned to ski a few years after I did, and the kids just learned a few weeks ago. Love the snow and love your lens...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this really helped for my homework

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this really helped for my homework

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I looovee eating fresh snow (a little bit) A FUN THING TO DO WHEN IT SNOWS IS TO GET SOME SNOW AND MAKE A HUGE SNOWBALL(I mean like big) COMPACT TOGETHER WITH YOUR GLAVES AND SMASH ON SOMEONE HEAD WITH BOTH HANDS. Don't forget to video tape it :D

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

      Snow tubing looks like fun! Great lens with so many different ideas!

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      Spiderlily321 4 years ago

      I have never seen snow in person. In san antonio, it NEVER snows. I hear so many things about it. This is a very good lens. Thanks for sharing it!

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      lionmom100 4 years ago

      I only get a little snow where I live. When I was a small girl I can recall lots od snow. I would make a large snowball from clean snow. I kept it on the back porch and would pour some soda onto it and eat that. A real snow cone.

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      Julia Morais 4 years ago

      I like the idea of snow....and that's all I get, an idea. Would love to visit a place with snow some day, though.

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      smartbiz38129 4 years ago

      I have visited snow but never lived in it but the decade's still young. I live in Jamaica now so if it snows here something is REALLY wrong...but at least I'll know what to do. Thanks! Great lense

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      great tips on snow fun

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      Amy617 4 years ago

      Ah, I've only seen snow once. That was when I went snowboarding for the first time.

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      Amy617 4 years ago

      Ah, I've only seen snow once. That was when I went snowboarding for the first time.

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      June Nash 4 years ago

      I love snow. Being outside when the snow falls feels kind of magical.

      Great lens!

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      Fridayonmymind LM 4 years ago

      It sounds like so much fun. i wouldn't know where to start but a sled sounds good and of course making a snowman.

      Loved the ideas.

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      ChroniclesofaWa 4 years ago

      How I wish I will be able to experience snow! :)

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      SteadyPath LM 4 years ago

      Great Lens! We have only had a little bit of snow this year. Your lens make me wish for more!

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      kerrymc9 lm 4 years ago

      I don't get any snow where I live. Thank you for the great lens.

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      mindtrip88 4 years ago

      I live in Arizona, but this snow you speak of sounds fun.

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      I miss snow!

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      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      the place I stay now have no snow; but I enjoyed fun snow activities while I had been in Australia

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      That is one of the best videos I've ever watched! Thanks for the fun :)

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      LaurenFeeley 4 years ago

      I LOVE the idea of coloring snow. This could be a great art quest..

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I love the feeling of being the first person to step on fresh snow.

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      birthdaybluepri 4 years ago

      Coloring your snow? I guess the only color to avoid is yellow!

      Great Lens!

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      William Leverne Smith 4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      What fun! Thanks for sharing! SquidAngel Blessings! ;-)

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      UniversalCats 4 years ago

      I don't get Snow where I live, but I now have some great ideas about what I do when I do encounter snow!

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      SandiCaldwell 4 years ago

      I live in Texas so No Snow here :( Cute Lens, thanks for sharing.

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      Great information and wonderful product ideas thanks!

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      I'm spending this winter where there isn't any snow. I have found that I do miss the days with fresh, white, new snow. Your lens is perfect for the snow lover. Great information and ideas. Thanks for taking the time to write a lens with so much good information.

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      lindarose92 4 years ago

      I love this lens and I LOVE snow! It has been snowing today here but I wish we got more snow that this to put my snow clothes on and have fun! :D

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      loopylooh 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      What I like most is tobogganing! You can't beat it! But when the roads are snowy it's hard to get to the hills - and even harder getting back. Next fave is just walking in the snow.

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      meditationhowto1 4 years ago

      This lens has made me want to head out into the mountains even more! Down here near the coast we rarely get snow, definitely going inland and higher up soon!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      When I moved to the mountains with my little Florida-born dog, she wouldn't walk in the snow. I had to shovel a path for her to take her out.

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      Thanks for the tips about Fun Things to Do With Snow

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      David Gardner 4 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Well, yeah, I was born where they get LOTS of snow (Montana ... near Glacier Park)... but then we moved to New Mexico, where, although we got snow every winter, you had to be in the mountains to get a lot of it... but it was always that great powder stuff.... and then we moved to GUAM... and yep, no snow at all... for 12 years of *no snow* ... (But we DID have a polar bear party once in a while... nice and warm in those swimming pools with a chunk of ice to make it look "polar" -- I did a lens on that.) ... And we DID scoot to Japan to do some skiing in Hokkaido... did a lens on that, too. But really, I'm *tropical guy*... and even though my sister and her family live in Colorado, I prefer the warmth of San Diego... or even better, Hawaii or Guam or the Philippines. Cold just doesn't agree with me. Fun to look at snow... but I'd rather stay cozy. (Yeah, I know, even our tour a year ago to Alaska was a tad too cold to suit me.) ... Congrats, though, on a Squidoo masterpiece!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great ideas! We rarely get large amounts of snow here. Mind you, even an inch or so makes everything grind to a halt because the UK remains chronically unprepared for such events.

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      This is wonderfully creative, blessed!

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      We don't get a lot of snow here, so it's super exciting when we do get it. Probably would have to special order any of these items because we just don't need it here. It's hard to find a snow shovel anywhere here, so sleds and whatnot are super hard to find.

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      Floman LM 4 years ago

      I really didn't care for snow all that much until I took up Cross Country Skiing. We gave it up after moving from Wisconsin to Illinois. Now that we're retired and living in Colorado it may be time to get back on the trails.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      We don't get much snow where I live but when we do get to experience it we always have a snowball fight. Fun!

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      Chuck Nelson 4 years ago from California

      My mother used to make snow "ice cream" by adding flavor (usually vanilla extract) to snow in a bowl.

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love sledding! We're hopefully going snow tubing later this winter too. Gotta travel for that since we don't live where snow usually happens.

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      ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

      Very fun lens about snow sports! I also love the snowball maker, snow ball thrower, and fort maker. I wish I had seen this before Christmas.

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Watching the snow fall is enjoyable

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      Masterdevin123 4 years ago

      Love snow days!! Great lens!! Check out my rainy day lens too...

      https://hubpages.com/family/Rainy-Day-With-Kids

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      dunn22 4 years ago

      Love the lens, thank you very much

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Sir riles I tell my children don't eat the hard brown snow (poop) and don't eat the yellow snow (pee) I have sextuplets ages 5 and I had 8 kids at once teenagers 14 and triplets on the way 2 months pregnant gir girl boy to many boys lol nice one anyway

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      these work... especially if your from Utah like me!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We live in Michigan, and we get both powdery (cotten) snow and wet snow. We make snowmen and snow angels and we also go sledding in our back yard.I also plan to go ice skating this winter on a lake near our house.

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      SquidooMBA 4 years ago

      Florida doesn't get much snow but we are thinking about a snow skiing trip soon.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk????

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      hey, just saying thet you're snow page was very useful! Love it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My favorite activity? PEEING IN IT!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: So do you!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice cold lens. I used to love snow, for 30 years we lived under Mount Egmont/Taranaki NZ. But now in my old age I would sooner look at it through the window, watch children playing in it. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      Linda Hoxie 5 years ago from Idaho

      I thought I would stop by here and say goodbye to winter, fondly remembering the fun of past years. Great lens for a cold spring day! Blessed!

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I'm smiling just from reading this adorable lens. Thanks for sharing the winter spirit! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i Likes snow. Taste good.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i Likes snow. Taste good.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it is snowin' at the momment can't wait to step in it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I like to ski, snowshoe, dig snow caves and climb ice! Winter is my favorite time of year.

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      Einar A 5 years ago

      I like to ski, snowshoe, dig snow caves and climb ice! Winter is my favorite time of year.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      make snow angels outside.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Wow I love the snow 2 but i mostly go snowboarding on a flat sled I think that its harder that way !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Wow I love the snow 2 but i mostly go snowboarding on a flat sled I think that its harder that way !

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the snow more as a child, used to love making snowmen with my daughter when she was little :) *Winter blessed

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the snow more as a child, used to love making snowmen with my daughter when she was little :) *Winter blessed

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      Love all the winter activities! Great memories for me. Blessed.

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      SkiMich 5 years ago

      Awesome job! have to try some of your tips to "take a snowman to another level' with the kids. Thanks

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Timely find, it just snowed this morning. I remember making snow angels as a kid!

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      Need to dust off the snow Ice cream recipe, my favorite thing to do with snow!

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Snow is definitely my element. I love to make snow angels, go sledding, and cross-country ski.

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      snowlover5345 6 years ago

      @anonymous: what are you saying???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      snowlover5345 6 years ago

      @anonymous: what are you saying???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Cool!i live on a hill i tried it its so fun!!!! :P

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      paydayadvanceuk 6 years ago

      I love snow!..:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hi i absoulutly love snow but my mother hates it shed rather have summer than snow!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Katherine89135 6 years ago

      I loved the video of the dog playing in the snow. It really put a smile on my face! He looked like he was having so much fun!

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I still love sledding and playing in the snow! Thanks for the lens and the walk down memory lane!

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      orange3 lm 6 years ago

      I still love sledding and playing in the snow! Thanks for the lens and the walk down memory lane!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Snow removal as a competetion.

      Give your bigger kids an unfair advantage in a snow removal contest.

      Geet them a snow blower.

      Snow blower reviews

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      not sure if anyone will try this but i had a go kart in the snow and because i live ona hill and have a lot of fields nearby i had this really steep hill and just rode down the hill on it it was fun.

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      You have some fantastic ideas here! Sadly this year I never got around to completing my snowman... the snow was too powdery.

      Blessed by a Snow (I mean Squid) Angel. 0:D

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      we had a snowy winter... glad spring is on the way

      but the snow was fun!

      great ideas

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      distancelearningcourses 6 years ago

      Love to know all fun things from snow... lovely lens...keep writing good lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE THE SNOW. NOT THE COLD SO MUCH. LOVE TO SNOWMOBILE AND BUILD THINGS.. NOTHING LIKE DOING SO ON A WARM SUNNY WINTERS DAY.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love it and I hope people (like me)will do these things.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      good

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Eating it is the perfect thing to do in the snow

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      As a kid (many moons ago) the best sledding hill ended at a road; so we always got one of the kids, usually the youngest, to stand guard and let us know if any cars were coming. Our mothers never had a clue. I'd have a heart attack if I found out one of my grandchildren tried that. I still love the snow. I really enjoyed your lens.

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      slappywalker 6 years ago

      i actually just got done shoveling a ton of it, and I need to scrape some off my roof. I loved reading about the tools needed for the snow fort though. I think I might make one for my daughter this weekend!

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      zlipztream 6 years ago

      There are a lot of calories to be burned just by playing in the snow. Thanks for sharing this informative lens!

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      pixelposy 6 years ago

      As dreary as the winter months can be, playing in the snow makes them go by more quickly. Thanks for the fun reminder.

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      Ben Reed 6 years ago from Redcar

      What a great lens. Just love it.

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      NanaPoppins LM 6 years ago

      When I lived in Upstate NY.. I loved walking in the snow! I didn't like the windchill factor though. Great Lens!

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      puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      So little snow this year, I'm missing it. Just one snow-man-able snowfall. Glad you're here!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Such a timely and entertaining LOTD. In New England we get plenty of snow, and in the 3 northern states snow is a major ingredient for outdoor winter fun.

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Fun lens. One year my husband and daughter made a snow toilet. Another year, we made a humongous snow cat. Snow can be so much fun, no need to stop at a snowman! : )

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      PlannerPat 6 years ago

      Great post! Very useful for folks impacted by the blizzard that just hit the Northeast. Thanks!