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Snow Daze...

Posted by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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Winter is in full swing now and many of us are in for a season of cold weather and snow. Do you enjoy the cold season or do you feel trapped indoors? Either way, we have some favorite activities that will keep you and your little ones entertained through the winter.

  • Snow Painting: Fill spray bottles with water and a few drops of food coloring. Your little one will love using the snow as a blank canvas to paint on.
  • Animal Tracking: Go on a nature walk to discover animal tracks in the snow. Take some pictures and compare to this chart to take a guess at what animals are roaming around in your backyard!
  • Make a Bird Feeder: Cover a pinecone in vegetable shortening, roll it in birdseed, and tie it to a tree. Make sure to put it outside a window that your little birdwatcher can observe from.
  • Kitchen Helper: We like Parents Magazine's idea of playing Julia Child in the kitchen with children. Your little one can have fun in the kitchen at any age! http://bit.ly/Vj7FW6
  • Pajama Day: Who wants to get out of bed when it's cold? Stay in those PJs, read some books, and play indoor games. Top the day off by making breakfast for dinner!
  • Read Books: Speaking of books, we have a few wintry suggestions:
    • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
    • The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
    • Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
    • The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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auntangelofsix
by Angel on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:02 AM
Thanks those sound like fun.
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natesmom1228
by on Jan. 9, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Thanks.

wakymom
by Ruby Member on Jan. 9, 2013 at 10:06 AM

 I'm all for the pj day, but dh has this thing against being in them all day = P

I need to remember that snow painting one the next time we get enough snow. What we have now is melting very quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

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