Babble New York
While most of the trains are on schedule today, the buses are still getting back on track and the 19 inches of snow is still being shoveled in many places, so why not make this a neighborhood day?
This snow storm made for some gorgeous scenery. It stuck to everything: roofs, cars, trees, windows. As a kid might say, “It looks like Harry Potter outside!” So make a fun activity that involves walking around your neighborhood and keeping this scenery forever. We all know it’s just a matter of time before this winter wonderland turns into a brown, slushy mess. So take advantage with crafts!
Hand the digital camera over to the kids and take them around the block. If you’re feeling uneasy about handing over your expensive technology, pick up a few throwaway cameras and let them go crazy. Lead the kids to your favorite snow spots around the block. After getting the pictures developed, leave the rest of the project in their hands. Hand them all the crafting supplies in the house: construction paper, glue, crayons, markers, paint, scissors, glitter, etc. There’s no rules here. Who knows what they’ll come up with, but it is sure to keep them busy and help them to appreciate the changing seasons. It may be a masterpiece to keep forever, but it’s ok if it turns into a fun activity that ends up in the trash. There’s always sledding, snow ball fighting, snow-man making and snowcream to do later.
photo: flickr/tim hettler