Friday, September 12, 2014

Let it Snow

We have been learning about weather.

We bought some insta-snow on amazon. This tiny container, the same size as a small kids cup will make two gallons of snow.

A few tiny scoops of powder.

Add water and watch it grow instantly. It's like the best kind of magic.

 Now my kids think snow grows and doesn't fall from the sky.

Let the fun begin. . .

Run before you get hit.

We also stuck a small batch in the freezer.

This insta-snow may be better than the real stuff.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Playing in the Mud

Hailey was awake at 5:25 this morning. As soon as the sun came up it was time to go outside.

Making mud cakes.

Every mud cake needs a few worms.

And a snail for decoration.

Evan liked touching the antennae on the snail and watching him quickly hide in his shell.

One of his favorite things to do outside is ride his bike.

Almost done baking in the sun.

A tiger.

I am not so sure what this one is.  Very expressive though.

Her buried treasure is missing.... because Evan took it.

I guess they worked it out.

 Maybe not. Run faster Evan!

Why why do little kids love playdoh?

We have been busy and it's not even 10:30 in the morning yet.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Making Potions

Lately  the kids have wanted to find things in the kitchen and bathroom and turn them into potions.  Suddenly a six month supply of hand-soap vanished.... hmmm. It seemed like a good idea to make potions with baking soda, vinegar, and food coloring.

Hailey was asleep for the baking soda vinegar cups, but woke up and was excited to play with food coloring and water.

By the end all the cups were mixed this yucky brown color.

This kept them occupied for a few hours. Eventually dirt, sand, rocks, and plants made their way into the potions.