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For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about how to make different things or do different activities. In order to teach someone how to do something, we have to tell them what they need and then explain it in sequence or order. The words we use to sequence are first, next, then and finally or last. We have been sharing things we are experts at, from recipes to routines like brushing our teeth.
As we always do, there is no learning without experiencing what we do and enjoying some great authors. One of my favorite books to read at this time of the year is Snowballs by Lois Ehlert. Click on the title for information on the book.
So since we just had a a mini snowstorm and we now know that we can make all sorts of snow people or creatures with snow and "stuff", this morning I went outside and had a wonderful time making a "snowbird". Please describe what I did to make the snowbird, the materials I gathered and most of all, try to go outside and make a snow creature with your parents.
There is nothing more magical than having fun with your child and seeing life through their eyes. Take a moment this weekend, be a child with them and enjoy the snow or just making something together. It does not have to be long or complicated. My snowbird took me 20 minutes but the fun of looking through stuff and creating it will last me for a long time. Enjoy doing something different with your child this weekend. It can be making a snow creature, taking a walk to touch and feel the snow, making hot chocolate or just going outside, looking around, feeling the snow and drawing a snow creature at home on paper and decorating it your own "stuff".
Please post your comments on the snowbird and share what you did this weekend that was fun and special.