Friday, February 12, 2010


We finally got a break in the snow and were able to have our Five in a Row (FIAR) Support Group. We did Snowflake Bentley, of course!! With all the snow we are having, it was the obvious choice! The kids started out making snowflakes.

Then they moved on to making iridescent lights on ice cubes. This is really fun! All you need is a bowl, ice, salt and food coloring. Red, pink and yellow change almost immediately. This was a big hit. Iridescence is an optical phenomenon in which the color of a surface changes if it is viewed from a different angle.

Then the kids created sun prints with solar paper (which took a long time due to the lack of sun) and snowmen out of homemade glitter play dough. 

Tom Sawyer made a snow spider (lol).

After that, they ate snowflake cookies, white punch and popcorn while one of the mothers read Snowflake Bentley to all.

Guess what? Earlier in this blog, I said we got to have our FIAR Group today because there was a break in the snow. Well, as soon as the group ended and left, it started snowing again! It seems like we get snow every Friday and Tuesday recently!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. What a fun day y'all had! I'm so glad you have a group going and it's a fun time for all of you!



  2. What fun! My kiddos would love the ice cubes!

    Glad to hear you got a little break in the snow. We still have lots of it here, but most of the roads are clear.

  3. Hasn't this snow been crazy? I do love Snowflake Bentley. You all did some great projects.

  4. I love the ice project with the colors! Going to have to steal that one for a later date. Thanks.

    Your other projects looked fun as well. You do find some interesting ideas to try for hands-on activities.


  5. That's fun & so creative!