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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Preschool Corner ~ The Snow Abounds

This week I had grand plans in place after all the craziness and busyness during the month of January.

And then there was this thing called a blizzard that hit our area and the kids all got this glazed look in their eyes because snow is such a hot commodity {to children} in our town. Generally it’s that rare, except when you get it in back to back snow storms and get even more fun dumped on you.


We also talked about what it meant to be a good neighbor ~ and the kids all worked together to shovel out a few of our neighbors.


My plans then went out the window and the kids instead spent much of their time playing outside and then came inside to have fun playing together to warm up. Add to the mix friends visiting {i.e.  our local schools will be shut down probably til early Spring at this rate}.

A few things that we did do this week school-wise:

Valentine’s Day

Cards ~ ‘Tis the season to make lots of crafty things for others, so we made cards for all the people in our family….and a big mess for Mommy.

Patterns ~ All we had to do was cut out a few simple hearts in red, white, and pink and then have fun creating different patterns together. We worked on patterns like red/pink/red/pink {these are called ABAB patterns}, red/pink/white {ABC patterns}, red/red/white {AAB patterns} ~ I think you get the idea.

Candy Sorting ~ We used a bag of the candy hearts, sorted them by color and then counted to see which one we had the most of {after certain children were sneaking them to eat…}.

Fruit Hearts ~ We made some yummy fruit hearts together. You can see how to make them in the Little Books for Little Cooks post at Totally Tots.


We did sneak in games that would at least help out with learning & activity in some way, shape or form.

Uno was great for counting, color matching ~ and we decided to name the colors in Spanish to make it more fun!

Life on the Farm ~ This was a great game to play with Kaleb and Zachary together. Think Candyland, but with fun puzzle shapes and farm animals all rolled into one. The boys love this game.

Life on the Farm Preschool

Wii Sports Resort ~ Nothing like getting some more energy out playing a little Wii together. :)

Go Fish ~ Great for identifying numbers!


I don’t know if I would exactly consider it cooking, but it is a recipe! We made Snow Cream with some of our freshly fallen snow. It was really easy to make and the kids loved it!


  • 8 cups fresh {and clean} snow :)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Mix the four ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!

Snow Books

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