Yesterday and today we have been stuck at home with snow swirling all around us outside. It looks like a snow globe at times, lovely, clean, white and swirling, swirling, swirling.
The kids have been cooped up so much this winter. With colds, with a sick mom, with snow too deep or windy to play in. I was just about out of ideas these last two days, but we found a few more ways to pass the time the last 2 days, and I’m hopeful that this is the last of wh
at has been a very long, very snowy winter in Pennsylvania.
A few weeks ago, after my 10! show appearance, we used the Glee Gum kits I featured. It was SO fun! I loved that they have natural ingredients, with no artificial dyes, colors, and yucky ingredients. The kits were easy to use, and my favorite part? They include educational material about the main ingredient. In the case of the gum the story focused on the rain forest, and the main ingredient chicle, which is sticky tree sap. There was also a moral to the story, chicle gum supports the rain forest by discouraging deforestation! Great for my little eco-kids. Here’s a photo of me rolling out the gum. It as tasty too!
Both days this week we pulled out the Play-doh since it’s something all the kids can enjoy. I love that Play-doh encourages creative play, and that all the kids compliment each other’s work. My girls are both little artists, so I love seeing them work together.
Here is a little video of Emma using our new Play-doh Fun Factory. I love the way it opens up, and while we misplaced the knife it comes with in the video, the knife is perfect for getting out the little pieces that get stuck inside, so no Play-doh goes to waste!
Another activity that the kids are always happy to do is building Legos. Today the kids brought out some of their Legos and sat down to watch the new LEGO movie: The Adventures of Clutch Powers.* Laughter and lots of cool buildings ensued.
More snow day activities:
- reading books to themselves or each other
- playing with Pattern Blocks-featured on my Open Sky Shop!*
- watching DVDs, and Netflix movies
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