I'm very close to giving up on the hope of any real winter here in our hometown. :) We're going to have to sit down for a "Let's not complain" family chat soon. We really love winter.
Today in our Women's Ministry a new team of ladies launched the first of a ministry called the Mom's Chair. They were encouraged, and I know the moms who came were encouraged, too. Instead of being with the moms this time, I got to spend the morning with the home school students. We did a lesson/activity combo all about winter, and it was so much fun.We read great books, made lists of adjectives/verbs/nouns, did a mural and labeled the pictures, discussed climate and temperature, colored, and even looked at what the Bible says about winter:
Psalm 147:16-18He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow.
An awesome science lesson came out those verses! Finally, since there's little hope of a "real" snow, we made our own snowmen ... ones that won't melt. Here's what you need:
To make a non-melting snowman:
- a tube sock
- hot glue or other
- wiggly eyes
We didn't let the warm winter stop us! :) This a simple craft to make in a little bit of time and inexpensive ingredients. I used this once at a Mother/daughter winter party JoHanna and I hosted - great fun! If you're a mom, an aunt, a grandma, a Sunday School teacher, or someone longing for snow ... this has your name written all over it. :) Next week is going to be even warmer!?!?! That's okay. I'm going to enjoy it and go for a walk every day ... I've already made my snowman this year. ;)
What "real craft" or project helps you celebrate winter?
Today's Line Off Line Challenge:
- Make something with real glue. :) A card? A sock snowman?
- Stop by the library & pick up a new book to read before winter melts into spring.