Snowy Day

It snowed today! I love snow, especially when there’s just enough to cover the grass, but not enough to shovel! Then, there’s plenty of fun without all the work 😉
But, it was too cold and windy to play outside for very long. Instead, we made paper snowflakes. We folded construction paper and cut out shapes and whatnot, then unfolded to see our results. Monkey Nose had so much fun helping me cut. She’s never used scissors before, so it was a new adventure.
Then, she had a great idea! She took all the snowflakes up the stairs and DROPPED THEM ONE BY ONE, so it looked like snow inside! She spent an hour climbing and dropping. Aah, what a wonderful way to keep her busy, and get a workout, on a cold, snowy day.

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Crayola Color Wonder

Remember how I worked as a Preschool teacher for years and years? Well, when I was doing that, every piece of clothing I owned was stained with various shades of tempera paint – red, green, aquamarine.
When I discovered , it was one of those moments when you see a light shining from the sky, hear a choir sing, and a harp playing beautiful chords!
What a wonderful invention (pun intended)! For those who don’t know, Color Wonder is a line of art supplies, mostly markers and paints, that are colorless. But when you use them on the special paper, the colors appear.
Monkey Nose likes it, too, although she isn’t quite sure why she can’t color on her clothes or the walls. She likes to finger paint with the clear gel paint, and I don’t worry at all about her clothes getting messy (or mine either, which is the whole point!)
Hurray for mess free art!