Indoor snow play
It rarely snows in Portland, so it's always a delightful event. Not neccesarily so in a reliably snowy winter climate. Here's Melissa's hack for when she doesn't feel like going through the whole dressing/undressing drama:
It's been snowy here in Ohio and my 3 year old twins love it. I, however, do not. So the other day I filled two washtubs with snow, covered the table with a vinyl tablecloth, and we played inside for over an hour. We used cookie cutters and made shapes plus used cereal and Mr. Potato Head parts to make mini snow people, which we freezed so we could show their big sister. No cold feet, only marginally messy.