A shiver races up my spine whenever I receive a mindful masterpiece from a child.
Can you imagine what happened when two mindful masterpieces arrived in my inbox?
Look, everyone! Santa’s flying above Isaac’s snowman and his snow fort! He’s nodding his approval.
When asked about his inspiration, Isaac said, “I saw two kids having a snowball fight.”
Mr. Snowman, watch out! Isaac’s headed your way. He’s driving full speed ahead. Just look at the smoke billowing out of that stack!
Isaac said, “We were driving on a mountain last week while it was snowing hard, and we saw a snow plow.”
Now, parents and grandparents, before those kiddie’s head outdoors, follow four simple family-oriented winter safety tips, and in no time, you’ll be having a blast throwing snowballs, building a fort, and creating snow angels.
- Fill up your kids’ bellies. They’ll need those extra calories to keep warm.
- Slap on layers of clothing—long underwear, an undershirt, a sweater, heavy socks, a hat, a snowsuit, and of course, boots. You don’t want those toes to fall off.
- Add sunscreen to your kids’ faces. Snow reflects up to 85% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
- To prevent frostbite, check on your kids often to ensure their mittens are dry and their noses don’t look like Rudolph’s.
Kids, did you have fun?
Great! Now you might be interested in making this paper tube snowman while you sip on a cup of delicious hot-chocolate. Don’t forget to toss in some marshmallows. Yum, yum!
Can you guess what item was used to make this snowman?
If you guessed an empty toilet paper roll, you guessed correctly.
The easy-to-complete instructions are available for FREE by clicking through to Craft Ideas.
Isaac hails from Korea and is Tina M. Cho’s son. Thank you so much, Isaac, for sending in your mindful masterpieces. Don’t forget to click through to see both pieces showcased on my Mindful Masterpieces page. And Mom Tina, I sure hope you’ve framed his artwork!
I’d love to showcase your child’s mindful masterpiece on my blog too. So send in those pictures in JPEG format to me, Miss. Tracy. Don’t forget to include your child’s first name, age, where you live, the supplies they’ve used, and a sentence or two about what inspired their creation.
Will you be making a snow fort or having a snowball fight with your child or grandchild?
The paper tube snowman image is courtesy of Craft Ideas. And a big thank you goes to Vivian Kirkfield over at Positive Parental Participation for directing my attention to this wonderful site.
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