Snow Day Fun!

snowman

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…but the fire is so delightful.
Since we can’t get to school…let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Just because we are not at school doesn’t mean we can’t still learn. Stay in you PJ’s, grab your family and enjoy some fun snow day activities.

  • Grab a spray bottle and use kool-aid powder or food coloring to turn the water different colors. Then take the bottle outside and decorate the snow!
  • If the temperature is below freezing fill water balloons with water and color the water with food coloring. Leave the balloon outside to freeze and then cut the balloon off. You’ll have colorful decorations to line the driveway and sidewalk!
  • Make some hot chocolate and grab a fuzzy blanket. Find your favorite books to cuddle up and read together. Talk about the characters, setting, and what happened in the story.
  • See how high you can count while you clap, jump, stomp, or run in place.
  • Play board games together with your family.
  • Turn up some of your favorite jams and have a dance party!
  • Find a recipe for your favorite treat and bake a delicious snack.
  • Create your own home movies.
  • Use the computer to practice Spanish (under the Spanish blog are links to different educational sites). You can also find the Starfall link page on our class blog under links for kids.
  • Practice writing your name.  Have mom or dad write in yellow highlighter and you show them how you can trace the letters.  Write a sentence about what you like to do on snow days!
  • Make playdoh!  Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:
1 C Flour
1 C Water
1/4 C Salt
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Cream of Tarter
Food Coloring (actual coloring or a kool-aid packet will do)
Sparkles
Sauce Pan and Wooden Spoon
Little helping hands.

Pour in all ingredients.  Stir until everything is mixed well.  Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Heat over MEDIUM heat. Stir. Don’t stop stirring. After a few minutes it will start to clump up. Stir, Stir Stir. Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed. It will  form one big clump.  Remove from heat, and knead by hand.  Once cooled it’s ready to go and the kids can make shapes, snakes, write their name or just play with it!  Rolling the playdoh in their hands helps strengthen the fingers and helps with fine motor skills!