Glow Sticks in the Snow

 
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!

(E was 27 months old.)




You’ll need:

  • Snow.
  • Glow sticks.



 

How it worked for us:

We did this first thing in the morning before breakfast when after four days of snowing on and off, some of it had actually stuck overnight. E was very enthusiastic before she even realized what we were doing, and when I got out the glow sticks, she started giggling. She loved the way the glow sticks looked under the snow,

 

Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 

kept pulling them out, giving them to me, then let me toss them into the snow again.

 

Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 

There was a short time where she got the snow shovel out and cleared some snow before she got back to the glow sticks. {Check out our snow shoveling activity that was a huge hit with E as well.}

 

Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!
 
 
Combine snow, glow sticks and a toddler, have a blast, and get awesome visuals!



 

Additional suggestions:

  • You could put the glow sticks out ahead of time and have your toddler hunt for them.
  • If you have more snow than we did, you can bury some more deeply than others.
  • Make a pattern in the snow with several glow sticks, or do some glow stick art in the snow.



 

The basic idea: Another one of those things that just sort of dawned on me. I’d been thinking about putting some glow sticks in the bathtub one of these days, so I had a bunch on hand. {Read about our Glow Sticks in the Bathtub activity we did a short time later.}

We’d had quite a lot of snow falling over several days but it never stuck long enough to do much with it. I’d actually been waiting for enough snow to stick to do a mini treasure hunt ever since it started snowing again. 

One morning, it had snowed all night, and we had a good amount out on the balcony. It was still dark outside, and I didn’t have time to prepare the treasure hunt, so I remembered those glow sticks, got E to get dressed quickly, and off we went.

More proof that activities with your toddler don’t have to be planned out in detail. Sometimes, those spur of the moment activities are just the best 🙂



 

 

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11 Comments

  1. I saw the picture on Pinterest and had to come see what this was about. What a brilliant idea! (No pun intended.) How I wish I had some snow to go do this now. My boys can come if they want. LOL.

    1. Aww, thank you, Jackie! So glad you like it! I’m pretty bummed that after our recent move, we’re probably gonna miss out on snow this year – this activity was so much fun, I really wanna do it again.

  2. Thank you for posting this!! Here in Winterpeg (Winnipeg ) there definitely isn’t a shortage of snow lol!! Looking forward to trying this!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! Bury an extra glow stick for me 😉