Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow/Ice Day #2

So what does one do when they hear they get a 2nd snow/ice day in a row? Well it starts with a little happy dance and then the panic sets in. What the hell am I going to do with a 2.5 year old for a 2nd day when I barely survived the first one? And then you start thinking about having to make it up.

Well, you start with scouring your pantry and crafting area. i found some penne pasta and egg noddles, glue and scrapbooking paper. It was at least 30 minutes of activity. I was kind of saving it for one of the power outages we'd been anticipating (everyone else was having them, so why wouldn't we?). But after about an hour of painting and free play, it was time for something more organized.
I was inspired by Ms. Melanie, her PK teacher. She did this same activity with her about a week ago. So I thought, why not?
You draw the design for them with glue. They have to add the pasta. You have to tell them that they have to make the pasta touch end to end and leave no gaps. And a demo. is good too. You may have to break some pieces down for them if they can't find a piece that fits.

Sophia liked it so much, she wanted to do another one.

She went a little rogue with the glue.

Here's her turtle that inspired me.

Then it was time for a lunch time picnic complete with biscuits, bacon, strawberries and grapes. I made mine into a sandwich and added cheese. Sophia wanted hers separate.

Then it was time for games like Candyland....

and Cootie. Although I think we play by Kaminski rules.

Then we had a popcorn party.

Then it was puzzle time.

Then it was dollhouse time.

All of her dollhouse people managed to end up on the patio.

And that was all before nap time at 1:00. Yep, I still had to figure out what to do the rest of the day. She woke up about 3:00. And we just repeated the above activities but add in some Caillou, Barney and Max and Ruby.
We somehow managed to make it through and then around 5:ooish I got the call that we weren't having school yet again, tomorrow. So the happy dance began, then the worry. I think I may have to venture out tomorrow to a craft store for some supplies/activities for Sophia. Or at least play outside.
You have to remember that my day at school is divided into 7, 45 minute segments. So I only have to survive for 45 minutes and then I get a do over. That's the way it's been for 13 years. So an entire day with the same kid? I run out of stuff to do.


Anonymous said...

I am WAY impressed with her noodle art!!! You guys had a fun day today.

Allison said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Emily loves to do glitter art too if you have some of that to sprinkle over the glue! That doll party looks totally awesome... must have been a beautiful day to all end up on the patio. :)

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

You make me laugh! I am worn out just reading about your day and very inpressed with the pasta craft! We get out every day but Wednesdays- because I HAVE to do laundry.