Do you have kids who love to play in the snow, but they don't feel well or you just can't keep dressing them up to go out for two minutes? Try bringing in snow to play with indoors! Winter sensory play brilliance! We don't see much snow since we moved to sunny California, but back when we lived in Massachusetts it was a fixture of our lives for months on end. The kids … [Read more...] about Winter Fun for Kids: Bring in the Snow for Winter Sensory Play!
Fall and winter days bring shorter daylight hours. Make the most of this time of year with these fun light and shadow games for kids. The days are growing cooler and shorter, and there's less time to play outside after school. This month Energizer sent us a flashlight and batteries to craft a sponsored post. The flashlight reminded me of childhood camping trips. My … [Read more...] about Make the Most of Shorter Days with Light and Shadow Games for Kids
Jan Brett’s The Three Snow Bears is one of the books I wrapped up for our Christmas Book Advent Calendar, so I thought it would be fun to create an activity to go along with it. This book is special for me, because a lot of the drawings look like photos my grandfather (that’s him in the photo above) took when he worked for Boy Scouts of America in the 1950s. My grandpa … [Read more...] about Jan Brett’s The Three Snow Bears Activity for Kids
Merry Christmas! I thought I would highlight my favorites of some of the fun Christmas crafts my kids brought home this year! They were all made by Johnny (6 years old) or Lily (4 years old). The nativity scene above is one Lily made with her very wonderful Sunday School teachers! Apparently she was offered materials to make wise men, shepherds, and sheep, but true to her … [Read more...] about Fun Christmas Crafts!
On Friday, we had a snowstorm – and, for once, I didn’t hear anyone in our town complaining that we should have had school anyhow! This is what it looked like, all day long! Snowfall estimates that I have heard range from 13.5 inches to 18 inches! The snow was too deep for the kids to play in on their own, and it was too cold for Anna, especially Anna with a cold. So we … [Read more...] about Make the Most of a Snowstorm with Kids