When it is cold, wet & snowy don’t just leave your climbing frame to collect the snow, play on it!
There are so many things you can do with your climbing frame in the snow! Let your children put their ‘snow suits/outfits’ on and get them to slide down the snowy/wet slide! Let them lie down and see who can make the best snow angles all around the climbing frame, who can draw the best snow picture on the chalk board and who can swing for the longest.
Here are some outdoor games I thought would be fun for the children to play on and around the snowy climbing frame:
Mum or helper says “Simon says” go down the slide, swing on the swing, hang on the trapeze, up the ladder, hop on one foot etc, the list is endless. You can play this game so many different ways eliminate anyone who is slow to react, so you end up with one winner. Stay on the theme e.g. making the sound of animals, doing the actions of animals e.g. elephant, rabbits, birds etc.
All the players have to run around and use the climbing frame while the music is playing, as soon as the music stops the children have to stand as still as a statue for as long as the music is not playing. The first child to move is out, repeat until you have a winner.
What’s the time Mr Wolf ?:
The child who is Mr. Wolf stand at the side of the Climbing frame where the slide ends, facing away from it. The other children take it in turn to climb up the rock wall ladder and down the slide to creep up on Mr Wolf shouting “what the time Mr Wolf?” Mr Wolf shouts back 2 o’clock, 6 o’clock etc but when he shouts “dinner time” all the children run. The one that is caught then becomes the wolf.