Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Activity To Do When It's Dark

Judging from the news feed on Facebook and Twitter, I know I am not the only mom that despises daylight savings time.  So what do you do with your kids when it is dark at 5:00 pm?

I have one idea.  Use these…

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You guys know I LOVE window crayons.  They work great on mirrors and windows.  The colors are so vibrant and true (no Crayola did not ask me to write this).

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So I drew some shapes and some letters (upper and lower case) on sheets of paper with a marker.  I taped the paper to the outside of the windows. 

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I had the kids trace the shapes and letters. 

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Cole even took the opportunity to turn the circle into a face.  :-)  I loved being able to talk with Charley about the shapes and the colors.

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The fact that it is dark outside makes it easy to see the colors really well.  The kids started drawing and doodling.  We had a great time.

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So get some Crayola Window Crayons (if you don’t have any).  It is $4.00 of fun in a box!  This is not a sponsored post.  I just really love these things and you will read about them again soon.

Oh, I have to share this with you.  Cole drew this “sign”.  He told me, “It’s a no bees sign, Mommy.  Because they shouldn’t be in here stinging us.”

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Cole drew the letter “b” with a circle around it and if you look closely you can see a line going through it (from top to bottom, not diagonally).  Get it?  No "b’s” (bees)!  I thought it was so cute. ;-)

Kim

48 comments:

  1. That is such a cute idea! I'm putting those crayons on my shopping list!

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  2. What a great idea!! I need to check those out! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    Love the no b's!

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  3. That is adorable! He's so smart!

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  4. I have never used window crayons. How neat! I love the bees sign. lol

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  5. No bees! Priceless. Love the tracing idea. I'm going to steal it. Are the crayons relatively easy to wash off?

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  6. Very neat, I also have not heard of window crayons! Great idea for the tracing... and no B's is adorably clever!

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  7. going to have to find some of those!! it looks brilliant!

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  8. That looks like such fun! I need to look into those crayons :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. You are so creative, I love these ideas! We could do this on our sliding glass door.

    The "no bees" sign...wow, that's really smart!

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  10. Love the no "b's"! We have these crayons too. And now every single in the house is scribbled up. I hope they think washing it off is fun too! =)

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