Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow Day Kid Crafty Activity

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Tuesday I planned for a kid snow day activity.  Because the weather forecasters made it sound like we were going to get between 1-4 inches of snow.  Guess how much we got?  Just a light dusting and some ice.  So much for the snow.

I decided that instead of being annoyed that my husband has taken our live Christmas tree and instead of disposing of it like normal people, he yet again continues his annual tradition of putting the tree out back until at least probably the end of February.  God love my hobo husband. LOL  So the tree is sitting on my deck where I can see it through our family room windows.

My thought was if the tree is going to be out there where we can see it then why not decorate it.  Thus the idea of making bird seed ornaments came to pass.

I got peanut butter, bird seed, cups and a bit of yarn.  I helped the boys smear the peanut butter onto the cups.  I used plastic spoons to let them smear it on since they are little and we don't use knives yet.  I had to do most of the smearing because my oldest son, Sawyer kept wanting to eat the peanut butter.  That kid is king of the peanut butter.

The boys had fun exploring the texture of the bird seed and they liked pouring it on top of the peanut butter.  My youngest, Logan was very upset when mommy said it was time to clean up. He loved running his fingers through the bird seed. 

 So this is one of the things we've been doing during these long days of winter.  How about you, do you have any fun activities or suggestions for passing the days with little ones?

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

3 comments:

ShannonPinNOLA said...

What a great winter project, and the boys look adorable!!

Shonda said...

Cool project!

Paula said...

That's a great idea! Your two look like they are having fun with this activity.

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