For our first family night I picked snow, because we won't have any. And that is something the boys were studying at school. We started the afternoon/night with a story about a cold snap and all the fun you can have in snow.
Then we painted snowmen with "snow paint". This activity was very well received Miller in particular LOVED it. I was so glad because last summer he was not really ready for craft based activities and now it looks like he is.
|Miller's snow scene|
After this we went around the block in our sleigh (or wagon) and played outside for a while.
Then we came in and a white dinner....
After dinner we took the snow to the bath and made a little winter wonderland in the tub. This might have been the boys favorite thing!
We ended our night with a movie we found on Netflix about snow. None of us liked it. I won't recommend it. I should have rented Happy Feet. But all in all it was a great night of focused attention on our most precious gifts. And hopefully built a memory for them. Next month I'm thinking hearts or love or something Valentinesy.