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Turn Socks into Snowmen
Start with a white tube sock. Put a little sand in the bottom to give it
weight. (If you wrap the sand in plastic wrap, it won't leak through the
sock.) Stuff the sock with polyester fiberfill. Tie yarn around sections
to make the two parts of the body and the head. The top of the sock can
flip inside out to make a hat. Using white thread and a needle, lightly
stitch each section to the one above it, closing the sock a little over
the yarn ties. This helps it to stand. Add a face, buttons, a hat,
scarf, broom or whatever you like using scrap pieces of fabric, beads,
pom poms, etc.
Make a Book-Reading Tent
tables, sheets, blankets, pillows and books to make a comfortable tent.
(This is a great place to play when it's cold outside.) Bring a stack of
books into your tent. Then get cozy and read them. Share the stories
with a buddy, a doll or a teddy bear.
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selection of old clothes, hats, scarves, pieces of fabric, towels,
pillowcases and other simple things are the best for playing
"Dress-Up" and "Let's Pretend"
Make a Snowman Even if You Have to Use Marshmallows to do it!
No Snow? Well then, we
suggest the marshmallow method! Use a little powdered sugar mixed with
milk to make some "glue" and glue marshmallows together. If you want
them to remain edible, decorate them with candy sprinkles, small candies
or decorator icing. If they are for show only, you can use markers,
toothpicks, beads, ribbon, paint, construction paper, craft foam pieces
or even scraps of yarn or fabric to turn your marshmallows into snowmen
Play in the snow if you have some available.
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Your Socks and Mittens
Roll some socks and/or mittens into balls and wrap a string
or ribbon around them. Leave a tail of string that is several
feet long. Place a laundry basket some distance away and try
to toll your socks and mittens into the basket. Use the string
to pull them back so you can try again.
Keep score in any way you choose, or not at all. Try using
different colors and giving a different point value to each
color of socks or mittens. Smaller children can toss from
close to the basket, while older children have a longer
distance to throw. If you get tired of tossing socks, try this
with cotton balls or balloons. Now that's a challenge for any
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