One happy snowman, a happy family, and an extremely happy dog
The first thing to remember is to dress appropriately.Warm layers that keep out the wind and water are a must. The second trick is convincing the kids not to take them off. We used the natural consequences model. If you take off your gloves, your hands will get colder. It only took 1-2 minutes before my daughter asked for help putting them back on her hands. We did dry and warm her hands before putting dry and warm gloves back on them.
Are you sure I need gloves?
Walking or trying to run in the light fluffy snow, is much like running on sand. It is much more difficult and great exercise. Trying to roll the snow into balls, throw the balls, make a snow angel, or a snowman are all great gross motor activities. The sensory feedback is unique and yet, not overwhelming for most kids.
While I am thrilled I don't live somewhere colder, there are many benefits to snow and you should get your kids out in all types of weather!