Then we made our bowtie pasta wreaths. I did have to make the hole bigger on one of the glue bottles and completely remove the red twisting cap from the other. George was, as usual, very meticulous with his wreath. He glued green bowties evenly around the plate then added a red bowtie on top of each green one. Vicki mainly spread glue around and only added a small number of bowties - some red and some green. I'm waiting to see how the glue will look once dry since it will dry clear except for the glitter.
After our wreaths, while I was cleaning up the kids made snowflakes. I gave them large foam snowflakes and a bunch of foam snowflake stickers to put on them. Stickers are always a hit and, since the mess isn't too bad, they are perfect for keeping them busy while I clean up from a messier craft or set up something new.
We tried making glue and Q-tip snowflakes by putting a large puddle of glitter glue on waxed paper and adding Q-tips. But, instead of just adding the Q-tips, Vicki used them to spread the glue out. The idea is to peel off the glue once it dries and stick the "snowflakes" to a window but Vicki had spread her glue too thin and Georgie didn't use enough glue.
http://www.first-school.ws/theme/printables/holidays/index.htm. She was able to name most of the shapes but was a little confused with rectangle and oval.
We got a decent snowstorm over the weekend and Georgie kept begging to go outside and play. We tried to keep Vicki inside since she still has a little bit of a cold but of course, that didn't work. George took them out to play for a little while with Zappa. They didn't have much in the way of snow gear so we dressed them in layers, dug out some gloves and out they went. It was pretty cold so we didn't think they's last too long.
They jumped on the snow covered trampoline for a little while.
After about an hour, they came back in crying because they wanted to stay outside. They were soaked, cold and ready for more. I spent about two hours online trying to find snow pants, boots and decent gloves for them at a time of year when stores are already ready for Spring.