"Getting kids outside gets them to engage in more spontaneous play, as opposed to if they are staying inside it's more structured and they don't play as well," said Dr. Stephen Cook, a pediatrician with the Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong.
Exactly why these kids from the Victor Intermediate School are spending recess in the snow. Dr. Cook recommends kids get 60 minutes of daily outdoor exercise.
"You want them active enough so they breathe hard and their heart races," said Dr. Cook.
Cook said there are other positive affects from playing outside than just the physical benefits.
"They learn to negotiate relationships. They learn to play fair. They learn to take turns and if they don't, people won't play with them," said Cook.
Of course, there are a few safety measures you should keep in mind. The freezing temperatures are one.
"If it's a little windy out and the wind chill factor goes up, children are smaller than adults so their body surface area is different which basically means they're more susceptible to the cold quicker," said Dr. Cook.
Dressing appropriately is another. Kids should be covered from head to toe. That helps avoid frost bite.
Following these simple rules can lead to a permanent appreciation for the snow.
"It's also getting them used to being active and adopting and maintaining a life long healthy lifestyle," said Dr. Cook.