There wasn't much accumulation this time, but it sure was windy and cold. The windchill factor brought it down to single digits, which was just too cold to go outside for such a little snow. So Elliott and I decided the blustery day made it perfect for cuddling up inside, reading The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and doing a few snowy activities to go along with our winter theme for January.
I listed this in the winter theme post, but this was the first time we did it. Simply matching the snowflakes was quick and a way too easy for Elliott. Memory would have been a better option for him.
We did the classic coffee filter snowflake. He loved opening it up to find that cutting a few triangles (the easiest for him to cut) would turn it into a snowflake!
He then drew a picture...
...of a snowman family having a snowball fight!
I used the same homemade play-doh recipe that I used at Christmas, only this time I did not add food coloring. Elliott added almost the whole bottle of silver glitter, but it gave it a nice wintery look.
I set out a wide variety of accessories, cookie cutters, letter molds and random stuff (buttons, beads, googly eyes, etc) that he could use.
The new penguins from our icy sensory tub have gotten a lot of use so far. He wasn't interested in making prints like I suggested, but he did enjoy burying and rescuing the penguins again!
However, he mostly enjoyed making snowmen with all the "junk" I set out.
This was the snowman after he melted.
Nothing spectacular; I'm no lunch artist, that's for sure. We had PB&J snowman sandwiches. Chocolate chips for the coal eyes, half a baby carrot nose, and a blueberry smile. We had more carrots with ranch for dipping, and of course more blueberries. Then a few mini marshmallows to represent snowflakes...gotta get rid of those marshmallows!
The kids enjoyed it, ate everything and asked for more!
The Snowy Day movie
After quiet time, the kids watched The Ezra Jack Keats Collection put out by Scholastic, which includes The Snowy Day and several other stories. A quiet way to end a fun morning!
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