Snow Activities– Make Your Own Avalanche!


Ever wondered how an avalanche works? Try this winter activity on for size. Simulated disasters help you understand the real thing.

What You’ll Need:

Cardboard box (cut in half, corner to corner)


Cold water


On a cold day, cut a cardboard box in half, corner to corner, creating a cardboard peak that will sit flat on the ground.

Wet the box and let it freeze, peak to the sky. Once it’s frozen, wet it again to create a second, smoother layer of ice. Now let snow blanket the icy peak.

Will the snow slide off that steep sheet of ice? A soft bump will help you find out — and simulate a real avalanche.