Thursday, January 17, 2013

Brrrrrrrrr! Fun in the Cold on It's Playtime

I live in San Diego.  A half an hour west and I hit the beach.  A half an hour east (with some rain and some luck) and I'll be in the snow.  It's fun for us because we don't have to scrape our cars, shovel the sidewalks, or drive in it.  When the snow arrives, we drive to the mountains, park the car, and enjoy a couple of hours sledding, building snowmen, and wishing we had snow clothes warmer then jeans and sweatshirts.  The downside?  We don't get to try any of these fun ideas found on last weeks It's Playtime.   
Ok, technically we could go on a Jewel Hunt like this one shared by Days In With The Kids.  But it wouldn't be nearly as fun without the snow and the jewels would be small puddles by the time we finished.  

Of course we could try these larger Ice Jewels posted by Fireflies and Mud Pies...they'd make larger puddles.
MamaPapaBubba shared their Snow Spray Painting.  This is an activity that I've seen and have always wanted to try.  I know my son would LOVE it, as would I.  I think it would be funny to spray a bunch of snow yellow and eat it in front of other people.  "Oh this snow is so fresh and cold!"

Making Boys Men shared their Frost Writing.  Finally a cold, icy activity we CAN do.  Believe it or not it freezes in San Diego (lately we've had a lot).  My kids love to write on the car before heading off to school.

If you were featured this week, don't forget to grab your special "featured button."

These activities plus more can be found over on the It's Playtime Pinterest Board.  Happy Pinning! 
Now, on to this weeks play date! 
It's Playtime is a community and Thursday link-up hosted by:

* Rachele : Messy Kids (That's me!)
* Rachel & Holly : Quirky Momma
* Jenny : Let the Children Play

How to Play :
* Link up a post about a playful learning experience enjoyed by kids.
* Give us love and pop a button into your post/blog. Invite your readers to the weekly play date!

* Stop by one of our blogs every Thursday and add your link about play. Your link will show up on each of the blogs in the It's Playtime community.
* Each week the playtime hosts will choose favorite posts to feature. (By linking you are giving us permission to use an image and link to you, if featured.)
* Be sure to visit some of the links that catch your eye. Commenting on posts that you find interesting or inspiring is a wonderful way to develop your own playful community.


  1. Hi, just catching up on my blog reading to discover we've been featured! Thanks very much!



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