HAVING FUN WITH SNOW DAYS IN MINNESOTA

So...All your plans have changed. You were supposed to go to work today, but alas, that was impossible because you have no one to watch your kids. Not only that, since you have a great boss who says you can take the day off, your friends and family ask if you can watch their kids too...their bosses aren't as generous. What do you do with a house full of kids all under 10 years of age? Make the best of it. Make this the time they look back on when they're adults and have some fun with Minnesota's cold weather.

Kelly Cordes

THE POPSICLE CHALLENGE

My friend Heather Smith decided to make these next few days into memories that will last a lifetime. Science experiments that can be fun and educational. Make your favorite Kool-aid...pour into plastic cups or ice cube trays, and put them outside in the cold. Heather's gang was amazed to find out that it was colder outside than it was in her freezer. In under 30 minutes on Tuesday afternoon, January 29th, the kids at her house had popsicles. I don't know why but they are so much more fun to eat when Mother Nature has a hand in it.

 

 

Kelly Cordes

 

EXPERIMENT NUMBER 2: FROZEN DECORATIVE BALLOON ICE

From the comfort of your kitchen sink, fill water balloons with colored water. Parents can take the balloons outside and set them in the snow, somewhere where the kids can view from a window...once the water freezes, bring the balloons in and let the kids peel the balloon off the ice...and tada!   More cool frozen stuff. How long did it take you?

 

Kelly Cordes

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