Superior Kids Make Snowstorms in a Jar

Updated: December 27, 2019 09:20 PM

As the Northland prepares for the next snowstorm, some kids in Superior made their own today on a much smaller scale. The ones they made fit inside of a jar.


The Superior Public Library hosted this 'Make a Snowstorm in a Jar' event. It was a free winter break stem activity. 

An University of Wisconsin, Madison extension group helped lead the lesson. They want kids to understand more about the weather and snow. It is one of the many activities happening over winter break to get kids out of the house and learn something new.

"You know kids don't have those opportunities all the time, to pour and to mix, and to make a little bit of a mess, and not have trouble follow," said Mary Johnson-Garay, Positive Youth Development Educator, UW - Madison. "Just all of that freedom to learn and experience different activities in a safe environment i think is a great way for them to participate, and maybe take risks."

A nice and timely event for this week as we get ready for the weekend storm. The concoction the kids made is somewhat of a mix between a snow globe and and a lava lamp.

If you want to know how to make a snowstorm in a jar with your family, instructions can be found at this like provided on the libraries Facebook page.

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