February 20, 2013

Winter Days are Here Again!

The Preschool Story Hour crowd celebrated winter this week! After the 54 degree high on Monday, I was a little hesitant to plan a snow program, but decided we'd have fun with snow inside even if the weather didn't cooperate. We had a nice, cold, snowy day, so everything worked beautifully!

We have several early literacy activities available for the children to play with and use while they're waiting for story time. This magnet game is quickly becoming a favorite!

We enjoyed several stories about winter, including on of my favorites, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson.The children threw some snow balls with the parachute. We made snowflakes from coffee filters and painted them with liquid watercolors.

If you'd like to make the craft at home, coffee filters are a fabulous way to go! They're a good size, and since they're already circles, you don't have to worry about the shape you'll end up with. They seem to be easier for children to cut than construction paper would be. And if you decide to paint your snowflakes, the coffee filters soak up the paint beautifully and dry quickly! We made our craft and then watched our 8 minute movie and most of the snowflakes were already dry. We placed a paper towel underneath to contain the drips while they painted, and the paper towels were beautiful, too!

 Upcoming Programs:

Saturday, February 23, from 10am to noon: Super Scrabble Saturday for the whole family. Play Scrabble or other assorted board games!

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