Tea Time Tuesday Snowman Edition

It has been beyond cold here in Michigan lately, so we have been hibernating inside as much as possible. Since it is too cold to be outside, I decided to bring the winter fun inside with our Tea Time Tuesday Snowman Edition

Featured Poem

The Snow Man by Wallace Stevens

One must have a mind of winter 
To regard the frost and the boughs 
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; 

And have been cold a long time 
To behold the junipers shagged with ice, 
The spruces rough in the distant glitter 

Of the January sun; and not to think 
Of any misery in the sound of the wind, 
In the sound of a few leaves, 

Which is the sound of the land 
Full of the same wind 
That is blowing in the same bare place 

For the listener, who listens in the snow, 
And, nothing himself, beholds 
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

Our Table

Tea Time Tuesday Snowman Table from Homework and Horseplay

This week I wanted to make our table the center piece instead of the food… I think our snowman place settings turned out adorable!

Tea Time Tuesday Snowman Edition-PinterestIt has been nice taking a break from all the fancy baking. I think the holidays have left us feeling a little burnt out when it comes to baking. In place of a dessert we had breakfast for lunch today. The kiddos convinced me to put chocolate chips in their pancakes, so I guess it is was more of a dessert than I originally planned (ha).

Thank you for joining us for Tea Time Tuesday Snowman Edition…

I hope you enjoyed all of our snowman festivities! With the holidays done and over with, it is nice to have these fun tea time afternoons to look forward to.

 

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December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes

Today I am sharing my December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes. With Christmas just around the corner we have all kinds of treats around the house. I decided to challenge the kids to use these treats to complete some fun December STEM projects.

Challenge #1: Make a Christmas Tree

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make a candy cane mazeSuggested supplies:

  • Sugar cones
  • Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Assorted candy 
    We used: Red Hots, Reese’s Mini Cups, Reese’s Pieces, Mike and Ikes, Rolos, and M&M’s

Christmas STEM Make A Christmas Tree 1

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make a Christmas Tree

December STEM Make A Christmas Tree Snack

This was a super easy edible craft. I think all three of the children had fun making it. Even Kenten who thinks he is too cool to do a lot of these projects now.

Challenge #2: Make marshmallow snowflakes.

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make marshmallow snowflakesSuggested Supplies:

  • Mini marshmallows
  • Toothpicks

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make Marshmallow Snowflakes

Miss Julia had a lot of fun creating her marshmallow snowflake. I think she may have ate more marshmallows than she actually used to complete this challenge though (ha).

Challenge #3: Make a candy cane maze.

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes: Make a candy cane maze

Suggested supplies:

  • Candy canes
  • Paper plates
  • Christmas erasers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Replacement glue sticks

December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes Make a Candy Cane Maze

This was Jack’s favorite challenge… Mainly because he got to use the hot glue gun by himself. He may or may not have burnt my fingers multiple times during the process.

Thank you for checking out our December Dollar Tree STEM Boxes.

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