When we had snow and ice the children enjoyed experiencing it if it was there first time and playing in it. The children took it in turns to
use the sledge ( they decided who would sit in it as it only holds two at a time) and the rest one then pull them round the playground. The children experienced different textures of ice in the playground as they found it hard when the ice melted and it was on the tarmac. But they found it easy when the sledge was on the ice!
We discussed what the ice felt like and if it was hard or soft. Parts of the playground was very slippery and the children enjoyed skating and trying to gain balance without falling on the ice.
The children then spotted animal footprints that were left on the ice and the children then guessed what animal it could be.
The next day we finally got proper snow. The children enjoyed sledging down hills on the sledge , looking at the creatures built in the snow and having snack in the snow for the first time ever.