Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Staying Warm: Bring 'Snow Day' Fun Inside!!!

According to WeatherStreet.com, our area has accumulated about 6 inches of snow over the past week.  That sure doesn't sound like a lot, but to my kids, it's music to their ears.  6 inches of snow has equaled 3 extra days of sleeping in, 9 extra meals in the comfort of their own kitchen, and zero homework!

Being an educator, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to spend these treasured days at home with my children and also feel that giddy excitement at the announcement of a 'snow day'.  However, as we are in our third day of confinement, I find myself wondering how many days I can actually maintain the sanity of our household!

We have now exhausted every outdoor snow activity that we could dream up and frankly my toes can't handle another frigid moment outdoors. So we're ready to try this fun recipe and bring the 'Snow Day' fun into the warmth of our own house.  I'll let you know how it goes!

EASY SNOW ICE CREAM!!!
1.  Collect 5 cups of FRESH snow Don't pack it, you want it light and fluffy.
2.  Combine the first three ingredients until the sugar dissolves.
3.  Slowly add the snow into your mixture while stirring.
4.  Continue to add snow until the mixture is thick and creamy.
5.  Eat right away! 

 *Good vocabulary to use with your child. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great! I can't wait to try it! Is it 1/2 tsp of vanilla or 1/2 tbsp? Thanks for the recipe!

    -Kylee

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