Like most, I think the snow is beautiful, and perfect for getting you in the christmas mood, BUT there are only so many snowmen and snow angels I can make before I get cold and start sounding more like scrooge.
And so, here are a few suggestions for ways to keep the little ones busy (warm and dry) - and for those not so little ones who feel like embracing the inner child:
1. paper snowflakes.
This old classic will never lose its appeal... simple fold up sheets of white (or silver, or pale blue, or glittery - the choices are endless) paper until you have a triangular shape, then SNIP SNIP SNIP. cut out shapes from the folded edges. Unfold the paper to reveal your beautiful snowflake.
you can then tape them to your windows, or tie them on to cotton and hang them from the ceiling.
If you make enough of them you can create your very own WINTER WONDERLAND GROTTO.
2. Cookie christmas tree.
This is very very simple... as long as you have some star or snowflake shaped cookie cutters.
Make a batch of biscuit dough using your favourite recipe, and cut out lots of star/snowflake shapes in graduating sizes, and bake as normal. Once your biscuits have cooled, arrange them in little piles (biggest on the bottom, smallest on the top). you can add little blobs of icing in between to hold them together, or just balance them. Add coloured/silver sugar balls, or little dots of icing to look like baubles, then a sprinkle of icing sugar, and VOILA - edible christmas trees.
3. kids D.I.Y jewellery.
In advance draw out a simple crown/tiara, a necklace, a bracelet and a watch (do a few photocopies).
Get the children to colour in the pictures. When they are all done help them to cut them out, and use pretty ribbons to tie them on for the kids to wear and play jewellery dress up.