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Ice, Ice, Baby in the Southeast…

Ice, Ice, Baby in the Southeast…

Earlier this week we Southerners got pelted with our annual “snow storm.”  Every now and then (like last year) we actually get a little bit of snow out of it.  This year was more typical, in that a few inches of snow were initially predicted…which of course led to frenetic grocery store runs for bread and milk…and then all we ended up with was about an inch of sleet and freezing rain.  But to kids (and grown-ups..) who only see snow once a year, any white stuff that attempts to cover the ground is considered snow, no matter how crunchy (and slippery!)…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hours on Ice

Green Hours on Ice

I know I’ve mentioned it before on this blog, but water is a big part of our outdoor fun.  So in the winter, this often means ice.  Usually this consists of an impromptu walk around the yard finding tidbits of ice here and there that are leftover from the latest rain shower and have frozen overnight – a couple of inches in a wheelbarrow, a couple of chunks in a flowerpot, etc.  Many times we even leave a little water out on purpose in cups and bowls to see what happens.   Living in the Southeast, the weather is not…Read the rest of this entry →

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Toddler Science Experiments: Ice Ice Baby!

Toddler Science Experiments:  Ice Ice Baby!

All winter long I’d been wanting to do a science experiment with C involving water turning to ice, but our sub-freezing temps have been few and far between (and for some reason, using the freezer felt like cheating…unless it was July, of course).  But one day last week we finally saw the forecast we’d been waiting for – a low of 22!  We gathered our supplies and headed outside.  Here’s how our experiment worked: 1.  Collect – We walked around the yard with a large muffin tin, picking up nature items off the ground.  We used twigs, pine needles, clover,…Read the rest of this entry →

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