Saturday, January 12, 2013

Snow Art!

 Channeling Jackson Pollack, 
we are winter bound at grandmas house and decided to add a little splash of color to the vast wintery white scape before us...

We pulled that turkey baster out of Thanksgiving retirement for one last hoorah.  Add a little food coloring and some spray bottles and the blank canvas before us was quickly transformed.

This is a must try!

Decking the Halls in December

 Hang on to your hats {and your MITTENS}

The brisk breeze may be keeping us indoors some mornings here in Atlanta but rest assured, we're having plenty of hands-on fun while keeping cozy. This month we dug deep in the snow, inspecting the season of snowflakes and sweaters. 

We served up some Little Nook snow
{shaving cream}
getting our hands dirty with a little letter recognition and pre-writing practice.

Who said that southerners dont know how to have a little fun in the snow? 

We chatted at great length about wintry weather and the changes we witness as the seasons change. After closely examining our own winter warbrobes we dressed our dear friend, Wendy Weather, for a play date in the snow. Every Little Nooker knows it's best to trade in your flippers for Uggs this time of year.

We put our heads together to find matching mittens 
{pairing upper and lowercase letters and patterns}...
and even created a few pairs of our own!

Who else is game for a playdate in the snow?  Well, Frosty himself of course!

We put our well-bundled heads together to make an M out of Marshmellows...

Listen to stories about snow drifts and icicles, since we have none of our own here in Atlanta....

practice makes perfect

Sing a little "head, shoulders, knees, and toes"...

because even Frosty has toes, or does he?

and then traded that up for some strumming...

and played...
and played...
and played... 

and got cozy on the sofa

Hot Chocolate Please!

...and then when we heard all about the Christmas trees that were going up at home and this mysterious reindeer with a red nose, and man with a red suit we decided that we had to decorate a tree of our own!

Who has a very shiny nose?

'Tis the season

to be jolly!