Friday Fives #16 - It's Cold Outside
OK…who made the temperature gods mad? With this excessively cold weather and low temperatures, we’ve been experiencing in Northern Virginia (actually the entire northern portion of the United States), I’ve been looking for ways to stay warm and keep my kids entertained. Here are five things I’ve discovered to keep them occupied.
Who doesn’t like popcorn and a movie? It’s the best for cold days and the blanket takes it to another level. So just in case I fall asleep, I’m already covered with a blanket and have that extra warmth. See free movie tickets below.
2. Coffee/Hot Chocolate
A warm drink is necessary for cold weather. My kids love to put whipped cream on their chocolate.
3. Uno/Board Games
Board games are so much fun. One of our favorites is Scrabble. If we’re not playing scrabble, we like to play Uno.
4. Planning Spring Break
Because it’s cold outside, we’ve begun to think about where we would like to go for spring break. Just thinking about it, makes me think of warmer climates. There are so many different options: The Caribbean, Florida, or a foreign European country.
5. Make a Marshmallow Structure
If you have little kids, this may be the most fun. Use dried spaghetti and mini marshmallows to build anything your child can imagine! Experiment with the strength of different shapes and configurations or use this opportunity to introduce geometry to your little ones.
Although the cold temperatures in the Washington D.C. area are winding down, this is an activity you and your children may love. Marvel is offering FREE Black Panther movie tickets for the first week in February in celebration of Black History Month. To obtain your tickets, visit here.
Thankfully the temperatures will be warming up within the next few days and we'll have a little bit of warm for the Super Bowl. Who's watching the game? If you want a crowd pleasure, check out my family's recipe for Quick Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Have a wonderful weekend
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I am currently located in Northern Virginia and I would love to help you plan your family's portraits or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.