Arthur J. Hammond Oil on Board Vermont Winter Scene
This is officially "Winter Break," which means some of you are off to warmer climates, and others of you are (like me) HERE -->
where the weather is, let's just say, COLD! Be of good heart, though; Spring is on the way! Look HERE to find out how much longer we have to wait.
JUST REMEMBER. . .
No matter where you are in the
there are fun things to look at and do.
CHECK OUT THESE WAY-COOL COKE TRICKS:
TAKE THIS COOL EYE TEST:
CAN YOU FIGURE OUT HOW THEY DID IT?
( I can't!)
( I can't!)
OR IT'S JUST TOO COLD TO GO OUTSIDE, CONSIDER:
- Finishing this month's book
- Composing music with your computer
- Improving your vocabulary and helping to end world hunger
- Making a home movie
- Learning calligraphy
- Making s'mores in the microwave
- Creating your own comic book. Blank pages can be found HERE.
- Creating a comic book cover. Examples of covers HERE
- Playing cool memory games
- Making balloon animals
- Running up and down the stairs 5 times. 10 times. 15 times.
- Writing a letter to a friend using only cut-out letters from magazines or newspapers (or make a virtual one online --you don't have to play the "crime" game), then send it to them!
- Putting together some virtual jigsaw puzzles
- Learning some yo-yo tricks
- Wadding up those unmatched socks and having an inside-the-house "snowball" fight
- Creating "stained glass" using crayons and waxed paper
- Playing telephone pictionary
- Making really weird haikus
- Writing a message with invisible ink
- Exploring what happened on this day in history
- Learning a magic trick
- Hanging abstract art (interactive)
- Learning Morse Code
- Taking a virtual tour of the White House
- Jiggling virtual jello (for the reeeaaalllllly bored!)
P.S. Don't forget to check out some of the other activities in the "LINKS" (check sidebar) if you haven't already. There's so-o much stuff there!
AHHH, NEAT STUFF TO DO!
I know you're thanking me right now. . .
(Yes, you are!)
I have to say that winter has its glorious contrasts. Though there are many examples, the inexplicable beauty of crimson against a frigid, sunless, snow-swept landscape never fails to take my breathe away. Such fiery beauty. . . I am compelled to pause, to observe, to become part of the stillness--reveling in each chance encounter.
Image from "Into the Woods" @ http://acornabbey.com/blog/?p=5930
HAVE FUN, EVERYBODY; SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!