Friday, December 7, 2007

Mmmmmm-Marshmallow Igloos

Oh, the weather outside was not frightful, and the kids thought some snow would be delightful, but since we had no snow, we just built things with marshmalloooooooooooow. . .

James and Kate are not-so-patiently searching the sky and the weather forecast for snow these days. They see a snowflake on the weather forecast and foresee snow drifts and snowmen.

Yesterday at the grocery, marshmallows were on sale, and it reminded me of something I did with the daycare kids one time. The school age kids at the daycare spent an entire afternoon engrossed in this activity, so I figured it just might be a hit with James and Kate now that they are older. Exactly what do you do with the marshmallows? Why, you poke toothpicks through them to hold them together, and you build igloos!

Bonus: You can eat the fluffy part of your building material. Personally, I'm not too crazy about a marshmallow unless it's had a little excursion over the fire and come home with a deep tan. James loves them, though. . .and the nice thing is that he quickly tires of the novelty of them when there are packages and packages of them right before his very eyes, meaning he doesn't eat too many of the sugar blobs.

Whatever you're building today, hope it's fun! Happy Friday!

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