Category Archives: winter

How to Cut Perfect Snowflakes

How to Cut Perfect Snowflakes at

My kids love to cut out snowflakes using the good, old method where you fold up paper and cut out a bunch of chunks then open it up to reveal the surprising shape. It’s fun to wonder as you are cutting how the snowflake is going to look, and so exciting as you unfold it!…

Frost-Free Snowman Craft

Simple Snowman Craft Idea at

No gloves… just a few household supplies are all that’s required to whip together the simple snowman craft we shared in this month’s issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine.

Let It Snow Printable

Free Printable "Let It Snow" Sign at

OK, we promise to cool it with the decoupage posts for a while… after today! Sorry it’s just that after FINALLY figuring out how to Mod Podge without getting wrinkles we’ve been having all kinds of fun with it. We even brainstormed a Mod Podge sign a month (should we do it???), but we swear…

A Whole Extra Day!

I wish for more time!

TIME… it’s a precious commodity, especially for a mom. How often do I wish for a little extra time? (Answer: Daily!) Well once a year, every four years that wish is granted: LEAP DAY! This year I’m not going to take my extra day fore granted. I’m planning to set aside my regular to-do list…

Happy Groundhog Day!


Well the word is in from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where this morning the official groundhog Phil did indeed see his shadow. We saw ours too: So six more weeks of winter it must be. (NOTE TO SELF: Next year wear skinny jeans for the shadow pictures.)

Winter Sorting Worksheet

winter sorting worksheet

Before we get to Valentine’s Day (which will begin with our next post), let’s take a moment to enjoy winter! Snowmen, hats, mittens, snowflakes, hot cocoa and all things winter are on my mind as my family prepares for our second annual snow trip. (Hopefully the weather will cooperate, so we’ll get some good skiing…

Winter Lunchbox Jokes


It’s the middle of January, and I can’t help but wish for a little snow! With that in mind, I thought a few cold-weather winter jokes for our kids’ lunches would help us all appreciate winter? Or at the very least give our kids a giggle in the lunch room!