We’ve had a very “brown” winter so far. However, when had snow back in early December, my boys and I made snow hot chocolate! It actually wasn’t a drink that we could drink, but it was a creation that my boys made themselves! They used imaginary play to have their own hot chocolate cafe.
Here’s what we used for our hot chocolate cafe:
- snow (or water if you don’t have snow where you live!)
- squeeze bottles
- mugs or cups
- cash register
- cafe menu printable
I set everything out on the table and then invited the kids to play!
You do not need to have snow to do this activity, but snow adds in an element of fun! The boys scooped snow into mugs and then they squirted warm water to melt the snow. Squeezing the bottle is good for building up hand strength!
Then they added in scoops of cocoa! We also had fun using some old Starbucks cups I had for customers who had their hot chocolate “on the go”!
Then the kids stirred, put a straw in the drink, and it was ready to go!
I created a menu for them to use and we used a cash register to pay. It was great to incorporate money and size differences into our play time!
They even wrote down the orders with scribbles. 🙂
We had so much fun making snow hot chocolate! They did this activity for over an hour. Let’s just say I had a lot of snow hot chocolate orders!
In this dramatic play activity, we worked on the following skills:
- playing together
This was day 4 of the 31 Days of Play Series! To see all the play ideas, visit here. Happy Playing!
I am so fortunate to have stumbled across one of your sites. I keep discovering more great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!
Angela Thayer says
Thank you SO much, Barenda!