We’re trapped inside just like all of you. So, I don’t expect any kind of sympathy, but you can pretend if you want. And, because your brain is probably frozen, I thought I’d let you in on our five favorite indoor activities.
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I found this tutorial online the other day because I guess I never knew there was a right way to make snowflakes. And, regardless of the fact that Ellen loses interest after about not even a single snowflake, I keep making them because I have zero concept of spacial relations so each snowflake is a little paper surprise for me. Oh, and Sam likes them because he tries to sneak-eat all of the scraps that fall on the ground. Fiber.
Bringing the Snow Inside
There is no secret to this. It is exactly what it sounds like. I got a bowl, filled it with snow, allowed the neighbors to see me in my homebound best, and brought it inside. I added some measuring spoons and let Ellen play in the kitchen. She was occupied for at least a half an hour.
Cookies, banana bread, regular bread, things out of tubes and boxes, things from scratch, things that weren’t so good, and things that didn’t make it to the ziplock for later. Best part: Mike usually doesn’t mind doing the clean up. I love him so. Try these fun recipes with your kids:
Making Things Out of Garbage
Not garbage, per se, but we did take a tip from a friend and visited The Scrap Box in Ann Arbor, MI. We spent $5 and got all of these odds and ends. What did we make? A robot, of course.
I know a lot of people might be like, “Ew. Eating snow??” To that I’ll just say, “Yolo.” It’s simple, easy fun. Ellen loves making this all by herself, and she is three. Perfect. Try this recipe.