Saturday, February 19, 2011

colorful snow.

It seems strange to be posting about this now... since we spent all afternoon outside without coats, the kids barefoot at times, enjoying the sunshine and spring like weather. We went from 17 inches of snow and temperatures of -15* to temperatures in the 70's. All in a week. Crazy Kansas weather. 

But the kids had so much fun with this! I can take no credit for this fun idea. I totally stole it from my friend, Amanda. I saw it on her blog and knew my kids would love it! I spent $5 buying these little bottles at Wal-Mart... then added some water and food coloring...

Gathered an assortment of dishes from our toy kitchen area (the ice cream scoop was the favorite)...

 and filled up a Rubbermaid tub with lots of white snow... (Corey had been asking me to "do something" with the Rubbermaid tub in the toy room for a couple weeks. But I'm pretty sure this isn't what he had in mind.)

I've discovered a trend in our Friday nights. Either we do something fun together, as a family (play games, watch a movie snuggled up on the couch, go somewhere together, etc.) OR mommy and daddy are so tired that I come up with some kind of fun activity for the kids to do that will keep them busy and entertained and let mommy and daddy relax. (valentines, decorating gingerbread cookies, etc.) This particular night was a "keep them busy" activity.

 Thanks again for these cute jammies, Jessi! Sophie loves them!! 

Two hours later, we were left with this... a very manageable clean-up. (And daddy thought this would be such a mess! I think Mommy's "keep them busy" activity worked perfectly!)

They each asked to do this several more times over the next few days. I'm pretty sure this is going to be a regular activity at our house each time it snows! :)


Amanda said...

yay, I'm so glad they loved it so much! Glad to know that even the "bigger" kids like it - gives us MANY more years of this activity! I'll have to pick up some of those bottles - so perfect!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...