Circle Day and How to Build an Indoor Snow Village

We had a great day yesterday. Although I’m still recovering from a cough & sinus issues, Drew picked up on homeschooling & went above and beyond.

It all started with the letter ‘O’. First Naomi was challenged to find o shaped items throughout the house that she could trace in her sketchbook. Cups, bowls, rings, lids, paints, salt shaker… then husband took over & using an idea from our ‘curriculum’ they brought in a few piles of snow on a cookie sheet.
snow indoors
Over the sink hills were formed, trees emerged & everything was brightened with color.
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watered down food coloring did the trick.
Meanwhile some (surprisingly easy) edible circles were in the works.
roll them out
easy bagel recipecircle activity for kids
boil them & bake them
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cool them & enjoy them.
Everyone enjoyed both–even as they disappeared.
baked circles


  • Elizabeth Posted February 4, 2010 5:56 pm

    you guys made bagels?! I was just watching a show on TV the other day where they made bagels, and I said to myself, "You know, in my entire life I will probably never make bagels." Haha but if you can make your own honey, you can make your own bagels 😉 Looks like Naomi had a great day!

  • Melissa Posted February 4, 2010 6:56 pm

    To quote my grandmother– "well, I never" I thought only Bruggers made those things. Yum. And the snow is way cool!

  • school house oils Posted February 4, 2010 7:52 pm

    elizabeth–i don't make noodles 😉 you can do it…you should both try–it was faster than most bread-making.

  • Lorena Posted February 4, 2010 10:10 pm

    love the snow village idea! we are expecting a huge blizzard this weekend and i can't wait to let my son try this idea!!!

  • create in two and a half hours Posted February 5, 2010 4:54 am

    You have a lovely blog! Thanks for visiting mine.
    Your friend, Camille

  • Tracy Posted February 5, 2010 12:48 pm

    Great snow village and yummy looking bagels! How delightful!

  • mickstonedesigns Posted February 10, 2010 7:58 am

    I love that you made bagels the proper way and they really look like bagels! I am so impressed, and jealous.

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