I have some time with just my boys on Tuesday afternoons while April is at her art class. For that time I usually try to do some art with them that goes along with a story, or our five in a row book of the week. This isn't a five in a row book, it was just a fun winter book that I came across on 1+1+1=1. We didn't get around to it for family night, so it was the perfect time on Tuesday afternoon last week to do it. I loved sitting with my boys and reading this book!
The Tiny Snowflake by Arthur Ginolfi: This is a story about a snowflake who feels different from all the other snowflakes, and isn't sure that's a good thing. She wonders what her special gifts from God are, and how she can sparkle like the others. My boys didn't quite get how this applies to them, maybe a little. We'll have to read it again next year, and see if they've figured it out!
made tin foil snowflakes (idea found here)
Aric's snowflake. He wanted a circle around his snowflake for some reason. I also ended up finishing his because he wanted to make a moon instead (as you can see down below).
Aaron's snowflake, and he decided a moon would look pretty neat too. Moon?? I have no idea where the moons came from, but we're homeschoolers, we go with the flow :-) Oh, and yes our snowflakes have one too many lines. We were only supposed to use 3 lines to make a six sided snowflake.
snowflake, I like to do it too!
for fun we also have these in our window. I found these star wars snowflakes on pinterest, and printed a few to try out for Aaron. I had to do the cutting because they are pretty detailed, but the boys sure like them.
We're having some winter fun here, but I am sure looking forward to warming up soon!