Winter Magic

Vol. 8, No. 5
February 3-9, 2000
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Snow, Snow Come to Play

In Maryland, we know all about snow. We don’t get a whole lot of it, but by the time March rolls around, we’re usually sick of it. We’ve seen wet snow, powdery light snow and snow that stings and feels like ice. We know the fun of it and we know that it can be cause lots of trouble.

On one hand, snow is beautiful. When it’s perched on tree limbs and covers the ground, it can be the most beautiful thing in the world. Against a dark sky, the snowflakes seem to be radiant as the moon gleams against the ground. When you wake up, you want to roll in it have fun in it. Building igloos and snowmen is great fun. Or maybe you prefer snowball fights behind walls of ice, sledding or skiing. The best part is that we’re off school!

I am one to appreciate a shower and a hot meal after a long day in the snow. Or what about settling down in front of the television? Not in a blizzard. Not with ice, hail, rain, lightning and (you guessed it) snow. That means no electricity.

So now how do you feel about snow? It can cause a week off of school, but in a cold house where you end up playing cards by candlelight.

Cold Weather Words

	C	E	S	E	c	p	t	r	u	m	p	e	t
e t n r e n d h h o r n l
n u o r l i c e j k f g h
o l w a l o i v i o l i n
j f b w o o c w i n d s m
M a t o u b e a s s a n n
o o c e v o b h y l k o b
r w f k c g e e l u a w r
t p n p f c r o l s r f d
b s h i v r g d r h c l s
d e i x f p o s a j t a c
e f g h h i j s l m i k p
d s s h i v e r t l c e f

Seek these snowy words in our shivering word search

Jack Frost

Simple Snowflakes

Take some time to look at snowflakes. No snowflake is the same as another. Do you know why this is? Snowflakes are crystals that form from water. The water molecules can line up in an infinite number of ways to give a never ending supply of beautiful flakes. You can make your own snowflakes with the same variety by following these easy steps.

    You Need:

  • blank sheets of paper
  • scissors
  • tape


Fold a piece of paper in half two or three times so that it makes a square or triangle. Then (this is the fun part) cut designs into the sides and middle of the square. Go wild! Be careful when you cut that the sides aren’t too deep or you don’t cut to much because this could make your snowflake fragile. Tape your snowflakes to a window or door for decorations.

Snow Cream

    This delicious treat is a great recipe for a snowy day snack.


  • Large Bowl or Roasting pan
  • Fresh,clean snow
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • sprinkles,cookies or any other toppings
  • Directions:

  • Then mix it all together and taste.
  • Add sugar if needed.

Kids' Calendar

Parlez vous francais?
Thursdays (9:30am to 10:30am)-Bonjour. Have fun learning french with Madame Makris. Enjoy an hour of stories, crafts, music and games all in French. Parents encouraged to participate. Ages 2-5. Chesapeake Childrens Museum, Annapolis: $6. 410-266-0677.

Number Games
Fri. Feb. 4. (7pm)-Take on a 24-game Math Challenge. Ages 9-13. Zany Brainy, Harbour Center, Annapolis: 410/266-1447.

Ready for Valentines Day?
Tues. Feb. 8 (10:30am)-Share Valentine Stories and see how fun reading can be. Ages 2-4. Zany Brainy, Harbour Center, Annapolis: 410/266-1447.

Bright Eyes & Bushy Tails.
Fri. Feb. 4 (10:30-11:30am)-Discover the amazing world of a friendly critter, squirrels. Ages 4-6. Patuxent Research Refuge, Rt. 198 btwn. BW Parkway & Rt. 32, Laurel: 301/497-5887.

Wild Things
Mon. Feb. 7 (4-5pm)- Do you know whats living in your backyard? Come discover the exciting things that happen in the wild during Spring. Patuxent Research Refuge, Rt. 198 btwn. BW Parkway & Rt. 32, Laurel: 301/497-5887.

Future Babysitters
Sat. Feb. 5 (10am-1:30pm)-Learn about child development, fun activities for kids and how to deal with difficult situationss. Ages 13+. YWCA, Ritchie Hwy, Arnold. $20. 410/626-7800.

Helpers for Mom
Sun. Feb. 6 (2-5:30pm)-Have fun with kids. Become a mothers helper. Learn various responsibilities, indoor/outdoor safety and fun activities. Ages. 9-12. YWCA, Ritchie Hwy, Arnold. $20. 410/626-7800.

Hearts Party
Thurs. Feb. 10 (10:30am)-Come dressed up, play games and eat a special treat to celebrate St. Valentines Day. Ages 3-5 Northeast Community Center. $3: 410/257-2554.

Make a Giant Valentine
Tues. Feb. 8 (9:30am Age 2 &10:30am Ages 3-6)-Eat special treats, enjoy stories and songs while creating a huge valentine for the world. Annapolis Library, West St.: 410-222-7371.

Storytime for Sweethearts
Wed. Feb. 9 (9:30am Age 2 & 10:30am Ages 3-6)-Come celebrate with the Queen of Hearts. Listen to Valentines stories. South County Library, Deale. 410/222-7371.

Follow the Drinking Gourd
Wed. Feb 8 (7pm)-Children and their families are invited to celebrate Black History Month by learning the story of the underground railroad and creating their own family tree. Families should bring photos and other memorabilia to use. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, Eastport. 410/222-1770.

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