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Have you seen the forecast? Yikes. After a week of snow days in February, it looks like we will be spending more quality time with snow over the next few days.


 

Even when schools are closed, education doesn’t have to take a back seat this winter.  Here are three smart ways you can keep the fun alive while working your brains on school snow days and weekends stuck in the house.

 

1.      Make snow cream. Who doesn’t love the famous ice cream made of snow? While the end product is delicious, making snow cream requires you to follow directions and use measuring skills.

 

 

Snow Cream

Mix together these ingredients and enjoy!

4 cups snow

1 cup milk

¼ cup sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

 

2.      Build name snowmen. Do you wanna build a snowman? Instead of braving the cold, break out the paper and markers to create a snowman featuring your child’s name.  This activity allows you to use fine motor skills when cutting, as well as provides writing practice.

 

Idea from Fun-a-day.com

 

3.      Experiment with ice.  Kids love to learn about their surroundings, and right now we’re surrounded by ice. Here is a great activity that teaches how to set up an experiment, as well as properties of ice and water.

 

We think hands on learning activities are the best. What ways are you keeping little minds sharp as icicles this winter?

 

School readiness and student success are important factors in helping us reach the Big Bold Goal, ensuring 10,000 more families in Central Kentucky become self sufficient by 2020.  To learn more about the Big Bold Goal, click here.

 

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