Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Super Fun Snow Day

Whether or not school actually gets cancelled, you need to plan a snow day with your kids. Pull them out of school if you need to and spend the day learning and playing in the snow together. *I'm a teacher. I can't believe I said that!!

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Watch this amazing TED Talk by Paul Nicklen. You will die laughing as you watch this huge leopard seal try to feed Paul some penguins. My students loved it!

Then test out your own Blubber Glove to see how seals and other mammals survive in Arctic temperatures. All you need is some shortening, some ziplock bags and duct tape. We had so much fun trying this experiment out.
Steve Spangler Science Blubber Gloves

Cut some snowflakes. This is such a great skill to reinforce small motor development.
How to Cut Snowflakes

Make some snowmen snacks.
Olaf the Snowman 

Frosty the Bagel

Defrosty the Snowman

Read a snowman book.
Snowmen at Play

Snowmen at Night

Share some Calvin and Hobbs snowmen comics. These are our favorites. My brother-in-law and his kids even created their own snowman crossing this Christmas!

Calvin and Hobbs Snow Art Gallery

Try out some snowman jokes.
Snowman Jokes

What do you get when you cross Frosty with a baker?
Frosty the Dough-man!

Play out in the snow.
Snow Fun

Have an indoor snowball fight.

Indoor Snowball Fight Kit

Snuggle with some Hot Cocoa.

Hot Cocoa Bar

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