The picture to the right is from a few weeks ago. We don't actually have any snow falling, or even on the ground right now, so the title of this post is a little optimistic, but I'm sure you get the idea - it's our Winter To-Do list.
Winter may have officially started last week, but of course, being in the middle of the pre-Christmas rush, we didn't pay much attention to its arrival, except to give a quick cheer, that we'd finally passed the shortest day of the year.
Yesterday, once the tree was gone, and the children were feeling a somewhat glum, I reminded them, it was time to start planning some wintertime time. They informed me, that winter isn't going to be any fun, because we don't have any snow.
I assured them the snow will be back (surely it will be back - this is Montana, after all), and until then, there are lots of fun things to do, that require cold, but not snow, like making popsicles outside, or blowing frozen bubbles. It wasn't long before we had a list assembled.
Winter Snowflake List
Make a snowman (hopefully out of snow)
Have a snowball fight
Make lemon ice ala The Lemon Sisters by Andrea Cheng
Blow bubbles outside and watch them freeze
Make popsicles outside
Make snow ice cream
Put together a 1000 or more piece puzzle
Have a family game night
Make snowman hot chocolate
Shovel snow for the neighbors
Have a pajama day
Build a snow fort
Make snow sculptures
Decorate heart cookies
Pick a new calendar
Look for animal tracks in the snow
Make Valentine's "mail" boxes
Do a heart craft
Do a snowman craft
Do a penguin craft
Do a "lion and lamb" craft
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
National Cherry Pie Day
If the rest of our snow delays until spring, we might have to get creative with a few of the items on our list, but I'm pretty optimistic we'll have more of the white stuff any day now.
We didn't add any family movie nights to the list, because I'm not sure of any really good, family movies with winter DVD release dates. Any ideas?
It's great to be a homeschooler.