It snowed last night! It has only snowed like 6 times all winter. I wanted to share a little bit of “snow love” with you, so here is a poem about a snowball.
The Snowball by Shel Silverstein
I made myself a snowball As perfect as could be. I though I’d keep it as a pet And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for its’ head. Then last night it ran away, But first — it wet the bed!
For Valentines Day this year we tried an idea from a friend of mine. It is also something that I’ve seen on Pinterest. Here is our version before we put suckers in them.
The next step will depend on which picture you are using. If you are using the one with the hand outstretched, then you will cut a hole in the picture at the top and the bottom of the hand. If you are using the head picture, you will slice the picture on either side of the head. I found that about a 1/2 inch cut works best. We used a straight edged razor blade, but an Exacto knife would work great too. Then slide a sucker stick through the two holes to make it appear that the sucker is going through their head, or that they are handing you the sucker. We wrote on the back who the Valentines were to and from, but to simplify, you can put the From: on the front and just have it printed there. Tomorrow I will post our finished Valentines.
The idea of the day is to Build a Fort. When I was a kid, we loved to build forts and then play and pretend inside of them. There is just something so magical about a fort.
For the fort we build, we used 6 dining room chairs and a blanket. We put 3 chairs on one side and 3 on the other with the seat part facing outwards and the spaced the backs of the chairs about 3 feet apart. Next, drape the blanket over the top. We used a queen sized comforter. If you would like to, you can put pillows and blankets on the floor in the bottom of the fort. This will make it softer and the kids could even camp out there. We just did 1 blanket in the bottom and played for a while until we needed the chairs again.
Another option for a fort is the dining room table or a card table. Just set the table up and drape a blanket or 2 over it so that the blanket is close to or touching the floor. For extra fun, you can give the kids coloring pages or a snack in the fort.