Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow Day!

Ok, we had what may be the only snow that sticks in Oklahoma this winter yesterday.
I have no shame in admitting that I used my daughter saying that her tummy hurt once to call her school and say she was sick and couldn’t come.
I called her in sick because I wanted the snow day.
I bought these awesome snow day books a while back and I wanted to use them.
The Secret Life of a Snowflake is amazing. It is one of the best books I as an adult have read on snowflakes. I learned a lot and the pictures are amazing. Did I mention it’s non-fiction and written by a physicist.
The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes One of the facts from the book was that Snowflakes all have six sides. So we took construction paper and I put a big dot to be the center of the snowflake, then six smaller dots around it. My daughter connected the middle dot to each of the outside dots and then we used glitter to go over the line.  Of course, she wanted to glue gems on it too.

Our other project was my favorite. First I used paint and a sharpee to quickly create a picture that looked like our backyard. Then Little Bird sat down next to our back window and we talked about where the snow was outside. We noticed it on the tree and on top of the play house and all on the ground. I then gave her white paint and she painted the snow on the picture where she saw it outside.
We played in our yards (front and back) as well as with my parents and sister over at their house. It was completely worth playing hooky.

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