Tuesday, February 12, 2008

WFMW: Play in the Snow

Is anyone else extremely ready for spring? I am SO sick of being stuck in the house with these kids, I could just pull out my hair. Seriously.

The other day we put some food coloring and water (just a touch of food coloring) into a couple of squirt bottles and went outside with MG (2.5 years old) to "paint" the snow. She had a blast, we had a blast, and it looked really pretty when the snow started to melt. We got a new batch of snow today, so we're going to try some different bottles tomorrow. I'm thinking that a nice variety of sprayers (like Windex bottles) and squirters (like sports bottles) would be lovely.

If you want to make it educational you could always talk about how yellow and blue make green and red and blue make purple and blah blah blah, but I was really just happy to get out of the house and remain ignorant of color theory.

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Ann Kroeker said...

I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw overpriced premade versions in a catalog. Now you've inspired me--plus, we just got some snow.

You've given me a great activity idea for tomorrow afternoon!

Megan said...

I LOVE this idea! My first graders would go nuts. We could write spelling words in the snow...make a sentence as a group....write our names...the possibilities are endless! Keep the ideas coming, and why again didn't you go into education??

Other Heather said...

I told Lyle about this, and his eyes got really big and he declared you "frickin' brilliant". Congratulations.