I like winter, I like snow.
I like icy winds that blow.
I like snowflakes, oh so light.
Making all the ground so white.
I find Lois Lenski's illustrations irresistably cute and her simple rhyming text just adds to the charm. She was a prolific writer and artist with over 90 children's books to her name; check here for a listing of all of her books.
Today's activity is an oldie but goodie! We made a gumdrop tree last year for the first time and it was so quick and easy for such an adorable result. This year we made one from gumdrops (spicedrops) and one from Dots candy. Of course, you can use a styrofoam wreath or ball shape too.
Activity: Gumdrop Trees
•lots of gumdrops
Step 1: break toothpicks in half
Step 2: put the broken end of the toothpick into the base of the gumdrop then, beginning at the bottom of the tree, poke pointy end of toothpick into the stryofoam
Step 3: continue putting gumdrops onto the tree - place tightly together; you can use a coin or cap to something to help push the gumdrops in without getting your fingers poked
Step 4: when the tree is covered you're all done!