#1: Build a Snowman

I hope you've got snow!

The trick to making a good snowman is the right kind of snow. It needs to be sticky enough that when you make a nice big snowball and roll it around in the yard, more snow sticks to it.

When you start rolling your big snowball around, it can fall apart. If you give it a firm pat with your mitts it will help it stick together. In other words, pack that snow!

Once you have a nice bottom ball and the second (body) ball is ready to go on top, carefully lift it up and gently place it on top. Then take handful of snow and pack it in between the two balls to make sure the top one doesn't roll off.

Once you have three balls piled on top of each other, add a hat, arms and a face.

Have fun!

This activity promotes physical activity and creativity. And sometimes problem solving too!



I'd like to take a moment to welcome everyone to the 'It's All Kids Play' blog. Within the next few weeks, we'll also have an It's All Kids Play website at with tons more fun!

This site is dedicated to having fun the old-fashioned way--cheap and easy! With the economy freaking everyone out, I decided to haul this project out of the closet where it has been gathering dust for the past five years and give it away to parents and children who are looking for a fun way to spend a few hours.

Now, I must warn you, some of these activities are not for the faint hearted. That means there may be some gross activities. (Goody!) As we get more activities up on the site, you will be able to sift through over 700 activities to find something that suits your interests, time or supplies. And please note, if there is a safety first message, be sure to read it and follow safe playing rules. As well, some activities require parent supervision, so haul out your parent and keep them standing by to help you out. There will be car activities, outside activities, games, crafts and a ton more. You'll be sure to never say 'I'm bored' ever again!

Jean Oram
(Creator and owner)