Last week marked the beginning of Mommy Poppins' eighth year, which is hard for me to believe. We have worked hard over the years to try to provide the best activity and event ideas for local families in NYC, Los Angeles, Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester. But we know enriching experiences don't just happen when you are out exploring the world; a lot of them happen at home, too.
In our mission to inspire wonderful family time, we are starting a new series of posts dedicated to at-home projects kids and grown-ups can do together. Our WeeWork posts will feature simple crafts, recipes, indoor games and other activities that you can do at home for FREE, using things you probably already have around the house.
Starting next week, look for a post every morning, Monday through Thursday, with a simple WeeWork activity. Whether you are home with a young child, a homeschooler, or just looking for ideas for a rainy day, we hope WeeWork will inspire some fun together time.
If you want to get WeeWork posts delivered to your inbox, sign up for the separate daily WeeWork newsletter. And since none of these ideas will be local, you can finally share some Mommy Poppins fun with your friends who live in other areas. By the way, did you know we are on Pinterest, too? We'll be posting all these ideas to our Crafts, Activities and Games board.
To get us started, here's a sample WeeWork post. This three-step project allows kids to enjoy snowballs without the deep freeze. Make your own indoor snowballs for no-mess at-home fights or use them as pretty wintry decorations. All you need is some paper and plastic wrap.
1. Loosely crumple up paper into balls. Use newspaper or those pesky fliers they send home from school. (It's okay to enjoy this.) White or blue paper will gives the best snowy effect.
2. With the plastic wrap still on the roll, lay it out on a table and roll the paper ball on it, Gather it up as you go, like rolling a snowball in snow. Continue to roll until the plastic wrap makes a nice smooth, opaque layer over the paper and glistens like ice.
3. Cut the plastic wrap. The grown-up should use a hairdryer to heat the edges just enough to fuse them to the snowball so they don't unravel.
Time to play. For once you can play with snow in the house. Snowball fight!
Kids' work is to play. WeeWork is a Mommy Poppins series offering an easy daily activity for grown-ups and children to do together, making kids' work an important part of your day. We aim to inspire together time, creativity and fun using only your imagination and things around the house.
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