Sewing Paper Plate Snowflakes

My 8-year-old Nanny Kid constantly asks me to find her lacing projects to do. I found this lacing snowflake activity on the iheartcraftythings web site for beginner sewers. I love how creative Caroline from the web site was by finding this design on a paper plate at Target and thought to make into a sewing […]

Indoor Snowman with Homemade Cloud Dough

I love trying different types of homemade play dough with kids. Could dough feels amazing and is a great boredom buster anytime of the year. But since it is winter where I work and live in New Jersey it is the perfect time to read Charlie and Lola: Snow is My Favorite and My Best […]

Snowflake Sun Catcher

I googled “Outline Snowflake Pattern” and printed a snowflake template to make beautiful snowflake sun catchers. The children I care for love hanging these sun catchers in the windows of their playroom and bedrooms. Don’t forget to check out how to make snowflakes using cotton swabs, or coffee filters, or paper and paint with water […]

“All the Little Snowflakes” by Cindy Jin and Crafts

Weekly Trip to the Library All the Little Snowflakes celebrates winter in this rhyming board book featuring die-cut snowflakes on every page! It is a wintry celebration full of snow and all things that sparkle, this novelty board book reminds us that everyone is one of a kind -— just like each special snowflake that […]

“The Story of Snow” by Mark Cassino and John Nelson

Weekly Trip to the Library The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder answers questions we all want answered such as how do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of […]

Q-Tip Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snowflakes. It is a good project for school aged children. I typically cut up a lot of Q-tips before getting started but older kids love to cut them up themselves. Here is what you’ll need to get started. You Will Need: Blue […]

“Curious About Snow” by Gina Shaw

Weekly Trip to the Library In Curious About Snow this 8-inch by 8-inch non-fiction book answers the most basic questions about snow. When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? (Hint: the proof is in the photographs, first made in the 1890s). With full-color photographs and […]

Making Paper Snowflakes

Creative Wednesdays Whether you are buried under a foot of snow or not, all children enjoy making and decorating paper snowflakes. You can make the project as easy or difficult as you want and in a countless different shapes, sizes, and colors. Even kids that are too young to use scissors will love decorating paper […]

Snow Ice Cream

Wednesdays with Whitney Christmas may be past but that doesn’t mean all the seasonal fun is over. The kids will love this unique twist on homemade ice cream it is sure to beat the post holiday blues!  Ingredients:  1 cup heavy whipping cream  Sugar to taste  Vanilla extract to taste  4 cups clean snow Directions: […]

How Do You Play With Kids in the Snow?

The Snowy Day By Ezra Jack Keats and Activities Review by wannabwester The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats won the prestigious Caldecott Award in 1963. The book is not only a fine story, but also featured the first African American main character to be depicted in a children’s picture book. This ground-breaking book was […]