Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Winter Fest: A South Florida Snow Day

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Fest: A South Florida Snow Day

Yesterday, we had a Winter Fest with some friends.
Living in FL we unfortunately do not experience much of a winter
& I was determined to give the girls (& their friends) a bit of winter fun.

I had 7 kids total ranging in ages from 1 to 10
& every one of them had fun! 

Here's what we did:

Winter Cards

I supplied paper, card stock, markers, crayons, stickers & stamps
and let the kids make winter cards for someone special.

They made cards for their Dads, Moms, teachers & friends.
It was a great gathering activity.

Marshmallow Snowflakes




 Frozen Paint Crayons

I found ice cube trays that make long thin ice -
absolutely perfect for crayon shaped frozen paint!

They all made great works of art 
as they explored the frozen paint.

It went from cold, to melty & squishy.


A very tactile & messy painting experience.


We had fun exploring
Insta Snow!

They played with their hands,



explored how it felt under their feet (cold but soft!)


threw it on themselves, on each other and all over the floor
enjoying every minute of it!


Ice Excavation

One of the other Mama's froze some toys/trinkets
into cups of ice and we let the kids explore getting them out.


They used droppers and added some water to help them melt


some smashed them against the wall (luckily we were outside!)
and they hit them with wooden hammers to help crack them open.


It was lots of fun, both for them to do & for the Moms to watch!!

Sock Snowball Fight

There's no better way to end a winter fest
than with a snowball fight!

The kids were armed with sock snowballs
and they had way too much fun pelting each other. :)

I LOVE that photo of the Lil Divas 
just having a GREAT time!

It was a great Snow Day!

(PS) I LOVE Insta Snow
It was so easy to do, play with and clean up!



Don't have access to insta snow?
 The Chocolate Muffin Tree recently shared a quick way to make some cold icy snow!

Bern

11 comments:

  1. Love the Marshmallow Snowflakes, what a great idea!

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  2. how cute! I love the marshmallow snowflakes!!!

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  3. What great activities...i don't think we have anything like insta snow in Australia!I'm your newest follower on GFC...great blog!

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    1. Thank you! You can blend/crush actual ice for a snow effect too (if you are like us & don't get any!)

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  4. What a great idea - an entire day dedicated to snow! We haven't had more than a few flakes here in London so have been loving all the 'fake' snow inspiration!

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  5. Wow! You've got a bunch of great ideas here! This looks like a super fun day. :)

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  6. I like that these are activities I could try without too much effort. After our regular homeschool activities it's hard to find the energy to squeeze anymore in.

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    1. Oh, I know what you mean. Most of our activities are after school or on weekends as well so I try to keep things doable & fun. :)

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  7. You guys have soooo much fun! Love that you froze paint - I am in awe of your creativity =-)
    Beth (TGIF)

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  8. Marshmallow snowflakes are my kind of craft! Yummy. Finished off by a sock fight! I want to live in your house!

    Thanks for linking to Family Frolics.:)

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  9. Just letting you know I linked to this post in my Snowflake Unit Study http://www.zujava.com/snowflake-study

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