SAN ANTONIO -

Even on a clear day in South Texas, it can still feel like winter time.

Snow and ice fell on the back porch of the Discovery School on Wednesday morning.

Students from age 2 to first-grade got to experience a taste of a Northern winter in the Alamo City.

“It was cold out there,” said Max, a first-grader.

The idea came from Director Mary Stanchak. 

"For many of our children living in Texas, they are not going to have an experience with snow," Stanchak said.

The kids were building snowmen, creating snow angels and slides, even tossing a snowball or two.

"It’s exciting. He loves it. I mean, it's really fun for him to be able to experience this here at school," said Erica Warford, as she watched her 2-year-old play in the snow for the first in his life.

While enjoying the snow, some of the kids thought they had gone to another part of the world.

"It actually felt like Switzerland,” Max said.

"We want them to always have that joyful experience of discovery. That’s what were all about here -- giving them the chance to learn through their play," Stanchak.