Wondering how to make it snow? While none of these 7 tricks to make it snow are necessarily scientific, they’re certainly fun ways to spend time with your kids and share in the excitement of waking up to a snow day. Don’t miss our list of 8 fun things to do with your kids in the snow… at the very end.
Fun For Kids
Fun weather stuff for kids (and their parents)! Here you'll find Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman, or weatherman wannabees, and some great activities that will be sure to keep kids entertained during the next storm.
Fun Halloween costume ideas for a weatherman (or a weatherman wannabee). Think along these lines: hurricane, sun, flood, mother nature, global warming, earth day, hail, clouds, snow globe, el nino, weatherman, tsunami, rain, snow, mother earth, blizzard, lightning, wind, stormy weather, rainbow, tornado, weather forecast, snowman, snowflake, wind turbine and solar panel costume ideas!
Here’s what it’s like being a meteorologist. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of weather TV stations to see the type of meteorology equipment they use to predict the weather and what they do every day at work. Plus tips to help you become a meteorologist or weather person some day.
The Great American Solar Eclipse (or 2017 total solar eclipse) is August 21, 2017. Just about everybody in the continental United States will see a partial eclipse on that date — but only people in these 12 states will see a total solar eclipse! See a map of the 2017 eclipse path, the best places to view it, how to safely watch the eclipse, and when the next solar eclipses will occur.
Check out all the fun you can have with snow crystals, snowflakes, and falling snow!
Tell the kids: NORAD tracks Santa! Find out how you can join in the fun Christmas Eve and watch Santa deliver toys to children all over the world.
What’s perfect swimming weather? Check out what most people consider comfortable air temperatures and water temperatures for swimming — then break out your goggles and snorkel!
A storm & kids often don’t get along too well. After all, many kids hate being stuck indoors, and some young children are scared of storms. But here are a few activities that will be sure to keep kids entertained during the next storm.
Snow paint is an exciting way to have fun in the snow!
Winter weather brings snow — and the opportunity to build a snow sculpture! Snow sculptures are fun to make and easy, especially if you have the right tools. If you think you have what it takes to build some really good snow sculptures, you may even want to enter a snow sculpting contest!
Making fake snow is easier than you think — and it’s a great way to give kids something fun to do when Old Man Winter doesn’t look to be sending any real snow your way!
Weather books for kids will help children understand and learn more about the weather — and may help encourage some young weather lovers to pursue a career in meteorology!
FEMA for Kids is a safe online resource for games, weather and disaster information. It’s also one of the few kids weather sites that also has fun weather activities for kids online.
Scholastic — the major children’s book publisher — is offering kids a chance to control the weather with their new interactive weather maker online. It’s fun for kids of all ages!
These weather coloring books for kids will give your youngster many hours of great weather fun, as well as a good introduction to the world of meteorology.
Did you know you can turn hot, boiling water into ice crystals in a matter of 1 or 2 seconds? It’s true! You have got to check out this amazing video and see for yourself how neat this is!
Now you can bring your snowflakes inside, thanks to this clever little trick! See how to save snowflakes for 10 years or more with these instructions.
Some snow trivia for you. Plus, some fun things to do with the kids to enjoy the wintry weather.
Along with the fun you and your kids will have studying fall colors, recording the weather, and trying to guess what Mother Nature may bring next… your kids may also have the foundation of a blue-ribbon winning science project for the next school fair!
A Rain Party is Mother Nature’s water park — and it is quite a bit cheaper than going to an actual water park. As long as lightning is absent, cold weather is far away, and your yard can accomodate little feet jumping, dancing, and playing in the rain, a Rain Party just might be the thing to cool off your kids on a hot, summer afternoon!
Here are lots of fun winter activities that you can enjoy with kids out in the snow. Everything from creating snow art, making snow sculptures, and making snow paintings to making your own backyard skating rink, and other fun snow games to play with kids.
The art of making unique one-of-a-kind snow sculptures using just snow and some common household items you probably already have lying around.
A snow house is made very similar to an igloo, except it is rectangular and doesn’t include a roof. Last year, we made 2 snow houses which became castles and forts that all of the kids in the neighborhood enjoyed playing in.
What do you do if you want some snow for the holiday season — for decorating purposes or just for your kids to play in? You guessed it, you use fake snow! Here are some ways you can have fake snow at your home…
Here are pictures of some of the most creative snowman shapes, faces, arms, and clothes. Plus, fun miniature snowmen too! Use these ideas to make your own one-of-a-kind snowman!