This is a fun way to extend the Art curriculum outdoors. Make containers of branches and stones available. The children can then use them to create a surface for painting. Let the children paint directly onto the snow with brushes. Encourage children to clean up by returning the sticks/stones and flipping the snow over with a shovel, then smoothing it over.
I created this NO MESS PAINTING for my infant and toddler classroom. They had a blast mixing the colors and making footprints. The infants even joined the action by having tummy time and exploring the colors. Very easy and cheap idea!!! Comment for more info. TGP