Happy New Year, Everyone! And how lucky are we to not only finally get some snow, but to get some marvelously fluffy snow, and to have a gloriously sunny day today in which to enjoy it during one of our Winter Break Programs: Snow Fun!
Designed for children ages 7 to 10, we had plans to do all sorts of fun outdoor stuff in the snow.
First, we made snow angels.
And then we gathered some natural objects to freeze into sun catchers.
Next, we wanted to see what would happen when one blew soap bubbles when the temperature was below freezing. Would they freeze?
The ones we blew into the air didn’t…not really. Most dropped right to the ground; some caught an updraft and blew away. When they popped, there was a brief shower of frozen suds. But Bailey discovered that if you blew them right onto the snow, they would freeze:
We started with about 8 cups of fresh snow, added 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup milk and 2 tablespoons vanilla.
Stir stir stir, and then add about 2 more cups of fresh snow. Stir some more.
It met with our chefs’ approval.