Art in the winter with young children and enjoying snow with littles. Parenting tips for surviving winter with young children.
Surviving winter with young children is all about finding quiet activities you can do! I’m all about getting kids outside in winter, but the truth is sometimes they get all geared up, stay outside for maybe five minutes, then want to come in because it’s just so cold outside!
This week was all about art and snow! The girls spent quite a bit of time painting, mostly while Johnny was at school. Lily and Johnny tend to play with cars or other small toys while Emma is at school.
Lily drew this adorable baby, complete with a belly button:
Johnny also drew a baby! I’m not sure if he is juggling the balls, or if they are merely decorative:
Emma is very into cartoons, and this is a recent favorite. The big fish says, “I what [want] food.” Then there is an arrow to an alarmed (aqua-colored) fish, labeled “food”. And a happy navy blue fish swims happily, labeled “He doesn’t see that fish.”
The highlight of the week for the kids, without question, was the snow! We even got a snow day on Thursday, when we had over half a foot of snow! I love snow days – plenty of time to play and nowhere we have to go!!! I doubt it would have been called as a snow day last year, but it’s March and we still have two snow days to spare, even after Thursday!