Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day!!!

Happy snow day!!!

When you're tired and cold from sledding and snowmen, here's 10 more ideas to keep you busy both inside and outside.

1. Have a parent fill a spray bottle with water and few drops of food coloring. Then make your way back outside and decorate the awesome snow sculptures you made.

2. Try making snow ice cream with a parent! It's pretty easy!
Directions can be found here!

3. Get out the Lego's and create something huge! See if you can make a whole city (if you've got enough blocks).

4. Go Internet window shopping. Amazon.com lets you make a Wish List for every member of the family. Search the site, add items, prioritize your list and add notes!

5. With Valentine's Day less than a week away, check out
this page full of Valentine's Day coloring sheets and printable activities

6. This one seems wrong, which is why it's so right.
Find instructions here on how to make a totally washable stained glass window paint! Then make a masterpiece.

7. Remember blanket forts from young childhood? Bring back the blanket fort, but leave a peep hole to watch TV or movies. And make sure to stock up on snacks ahead of time so you don't have to leave.

8. Make a time capsule. 2010 is the perfect year to stock up on memories. Fill a shoebox or coffee can with things like newspaper articles, photos, magazines, music, and whatever else you can think of (
click here for ideas). Make sure whatever you put in will remind you of 2010 in the future. Then hide the box (in the basement?) and mark it with a big "Do Not Open Until 2020!"

9. Make meal time fun. Eat in the dining room and/or with fancy dishes, or try having an indoor picnic on the floor!

Learn how to make paper beads! Then string them!