Friday, January 24, 2014

tp snowman :: kid projects

remember when we were kids and had "snow days"?! this meant, the snow was so plentiful that the buses simply couldn't pick us all up. we would wake up late, eat cereal on the couch while watching cartoons and then our parents would kick us out to go play in the snow. well... that doesn't seem to happen much anymore. instead, my kids have "cold days". meaning... it's too cold to go outside! days off school have become really boring. it's too cold to even walk to the car and drive somewhere to do something. brrrrr

if you have experienced this over the last couple months, and/or are experiencing it this weekend (as we are), i have a little project for you and the kiddos that will at least pull them away from the tv for a little while. the greatest thing about this project is that you have pretty much everything already in your house somewhere! so, show the kids this list:

  • tp roll
  • white paint
  • paint brushes
  • cotton balls or craft puffs
  • pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes (optional)
  • ribbon
  • buttons
  • glue
  • hole punch
then, make them find all of these items in your house. don't tell them what you are going to do with these things. the anticipation will be heightened and they'll excitedly go about your silly scavenger hunt.

after everything is gathered, sit down and make a little tp snowman. you can share your childhood stories of "snow days" while they craft away.  and, of course, you'll be helping them make their own memories of "cold days".

happy weekend friends. xoxo

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