We’re all digging out from the snow around here and remembering the “Snow Party” thrown by some of the youth in our Independent Living Program for the children at Our House (a preschool for homeless families in Decatur). Little did our youth know they’d be getting the kiddos prepared for REAL snow in a few short days!
Our youth set up activity stations based on the theme of winter and snow.
The preschoolers made edible snowmen (mini cupcakes, decorated with white icing, raisins for eyes, pretzels for arms, a carrot sliver for a nose, and a fruit roll up for a hat and scarf).
One of our youth manned the snow cone station.
And the children made art using their hand prints.
Their hand prints formed the base of the tree – no leaves of course, since it’s winter!
The party was a big hit with the preschoolers, and our youth had a great time as well! Of course, the real snow that followed a few days later was pretty exciting too!
Read more about the snow party from staff member Carol Younger’s reflections in the next issue of Signposts. If you don’t receive Signposts, our quarterly newsletter, click here to sign up.