Go Outside and Play in Your Snow Kitchen

Sometimes we have to be very creative to get our kids outside in the cold winter snow; at least my kids anyway.

IKEA opened in Denver a few months ago and I found these awesome kitchen accessories for cheap and decided to give it to the girls with the impression that it was only for snow cooking. (Baking Set for $9.99 and Cookware set for $9.99.)

And it worked! My kids love “cooking” with snow.

Granted, it’s not particularly aerobic but I still count it as outside time.

Plus, they’re creating!

The girls and daddy build a kitchen room with snow bricks.

Now the kids feel lots of motivation to go play in the snow!

Fun, right?

  • http://mamasmiles.com maryanne @ mama smiles

    I love this idea – great way to spark creativity out in the cold!

  • http://learnersinbloom.blogspot.com Lilac @ learnersinbloom

    This looks like so much fun. I can picture my girls pretending to cook in the snow for hours!

  • http://redoaklane.blogspot.com Theresa

    I love this!! I am looking for ways for my kids to interact with nature after reading “Last Child in the Woods”!

  • http://www.smalltypes.com Erin Wing

    Makes me miss snowy Denver! Great idea!

  • http://PragmaticMom.com PragmaticMom

    Fun! We actually got very little snow this year in Boston. Usually that makes me happy but now that I see the snow kitchen, I wished we had a tad more!

  • http://www.rainydaymum.co.uk Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum

    This is fab. We’re making an outdoor kitchen and starting to collect our kitchen stuff from the pound stores (same as dollar stores) and ikea. In the summer it will be a mud pie kitchen and if we’re lucky enough to have snow then we can have a snow bakery.

    Thank you for linking to Tuesday Tots and look forward to you linking up again next week.

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