Franklin Five

Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Beating the Winter Blues

January is not my favorite month...cloudy skies, cold weather, sick children and mommies, and a lot of time indoors. So, at our house, we've been coming up with some fun winter activities. Here are a few of them: Popcorn balls and hot chocolate by the fire
This was Tim's idea and it turned out to be a lot of fun.

Crayon melts in fun shapes
Patsy got me some silicon snowmen muffin cups for Christmas. I saw on a friend's blog that she had used her silicon muffin cups to make crayon melts. We just took broken crayons, removed the paper, and placed them in the muffins cups. Then, we put the muffin cups in a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.

This recipe was in a newsletter from Graham's preschool. Basically, you make rice crispy treats, roll them into balls, and coat them with powdered sugar. Graham had a lot of fun helping me make these treats. Then, he wanted to take them to friends in the neighborhood.

Snowmen on sticks
We used bananas, mini chocolate chips, apple triangles, and pretzels to make these fun snacks.
I put them on skewers.


Perpy said...

I'm SO glad you put something new on the blog! I had been waiting!!! How precious are these ideas! You are such a good mommy! I love you!

Jonathan said...

Jo Jo, you are SOOOO CRAFTY!


Lowman Family said...

Those are all great ideas! I will have to make the banana skewer snowman today for snack time.