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Walking in a Winter Wonderland


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Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland

By Dick Smith and Felix Bernard

Skating Clauses

Sleigh bells ring
Are you listening
In the lane
Snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

Snow Family

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is parson brown
He'll say: are you married?
We'll say: no man
But you can do the job
When you're in town

Later on
We'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we've made
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(c)Kitty Roach

When it snows
Ain't it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We'll frolic and play
The eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland

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How to Build the Perfect Snowman


Directions Coming Soon!

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
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snowman FROSTY THE SNOWMAN WAS A JOLLY HAPPY SOUL,
WITH A CORNCOB PIPE AND A BUTTON NOSE
AND TWO EYES MADE OUT OF COAL.
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN WAS A FAIRY TALE THEY SAY.
HE WAS MADE OF SNOW, BUT THE CHILDREN KNOW
HOW HE CAME TO LIFE ONE DAY.
THERE MUST HAVE BEEN SOME MAGIC
IN THAT OLD SILK HAT THEY FOUND.
FOR WHEN THEY PUT IT ON HIS HEAD,
HE BEGAN TO DANCE AROUND.

OH, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN WAS ALIVE AS HE COULD BE,
AND THE CHILDREN SAY HE COULD LAUGH AND PLAY
JUST THE SAME AS YOU AND ME.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN KNEW THE SUN WAS HOT THAT DAY.

SO HE SAID LET'S RUN AND WE'LL HAVE SOME FUN NOW

BEFORE I MELT AWAY.
DOWN THROUGH THE VILLAGE, WITH A BROOMSTICK IN HIS HAND,
RUNNING HERE AND THERE ALL AROUND THE SQUARE
SAYING CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.
THEY CHASED HIM DOWN THE STREETS OF TOWN
RIGHT PAST THE TRAFFIC COP,
AND THEY ONLY PAUSED A MOMENT
WHEN THEY HEARD HIM HOLLER STOP. FOR
FROSTY THE SNOWMAN HAD TO HURRY ON HIS WAY.
SO HE WAVED GOODBYE SAYING DON'T YOU CRY.
I'LL BE BACK AGAIN SOMEDAY.

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Snowmen Crafts


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Make a Snowman

snowman Supplies:

tongue depressor
orange paint
paint brush
white paint
6" of 1/4" ribbon
black paint
toothpick
tacky glue
black felt
small clothespin
gold string
small thin twigs (from a tree)
scissors

snowman Directions:

1. Paint tongue depressor with white paint (both sides) & allow to dry

2. Hat - made from black felt (1) 1" square (1) 1/8" x 1 1/2" rectangle (brim of hat ) Center brim of the hat to the bottom of square piece and glue together using tacky glue. Are you going to hang your snowmen? Use your gold string and make loop hanger at the top on the front of the depressor first. Then glue the hat 1/2" down, over the tip if the tongue depressor. (You can also make them into refrigerator magnets too!!)

3. Painting the eyes, mouth & coal buttons. Use the pointed end of a small paint brush, dip into black paint and dot on eyes & (3-4) dots for the mouth. Buttons - 1" down from the mouth, make three dots to make buttons. Don't make perfect dots, if they are uneven it makes it look like pieces of coal.

4. Nose - made out of the tooth pick Dip end of the toothpick into orange paint (paint at least 3/4" of tip) Allow to dry ( I stuck the toothpicks into a piece of Styrofoam ) When dry you need to cut painted end off - This is a job for the adults to do. Score the painted end of toothpick with a sharp knife. You should be able to snap off the nose with a pair of scissors. With a little of patience, glue nose into place. Allow to dry flat so the glue has time to set. Nose should be about 1/2" long.

5. Scarf - made from the ribbon Tie ribbon around the depressor just below the mouth. Only need to do a half knot making sure to have knot tied in the front of the snowman. You will want to glue the knot so it will not fall out. You can use a clothespin to hold the area where you glued until it is dry.

6. The final Touch!! Snowmen have to have arms! Use very thin twigs ( average length of 3" each ) Glue to the back of depressor and use clothespin to hold in place while it dries. Arm twigs are placed just below the scarf (3" down from the top of depressor )

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Snowman Button Pattern

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2 large 1/12 inch two hole buttons
Glue - I use hot glue (see note)
1/8-1/4 inch scrap of xmas fabric
small piece of felt - black
Pin back

snowman Directions: Glue buttons together so that the top buttons holes look like eyes.. side ways to the other button. Wrap and glue fabric scrap where buttons overlap for scarf. I like to cross the ends in the front. Cut a hat shape out of black felt and glue to head. I cut a top hat shape but you can do any shape you like for a hat. Glue pin onto the back and its done.

snowman Comments: Sometimes the buttons pop apart. This has happened no matter what glue I have tried and I just re-glue them. I usually let them harden over night before finishing them so I know they are not going to pop.

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snowman Directions:
These instructions are for one 12" snowman. Melt 1/2 C margarine and a 16-oz package miniature marshmallows in saucepan and pour over 20 Cups popped popcorn. Butter hands. Form popcorn into 3 balls - small, medium, and large. To secure the balls on top of each other, form a well in the top of each ball and a bump on the bottom of the ball that will sit on top of it. Decorate with a tophat made from construction. Use candy/nuts for face and button.

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Links to Snowman Craft Ideas


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Snowman Links

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow


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winter home The Snow Storm winter home

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
The sled and traveller stopped, the courier's feet
Delayed, all friends shut out, the housemates sit
Around the radiant fireplace, enclosed
In a tumultuous privacy of storm.

Come see the north wind's masonry.
Out of an unseen quarry evermore
Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer
Curves his white bastions with projected roof
Round every windware stake, or tree, or door.
Speeding, the myriad-handed, his wild work
So fanciful, so savage, nought cares he
For number or proportion. Mockingly,
On coop or kennel he hangs Parian wreaths;
A swan-like form invests the hidden thorn;
Fills up the farmer's lane from wall to wall,
Maugre the farmer's sighs; and at the gate
A tapering turret overtops the work.
And when his hours are numbered, and the world
Is all his own, retiring, as he were not,
Leaves, when the sun appears, astonished Art
To mimic in slow structures, stone by stone,
Built in an age, the mad wind's night-work,
The frolic architecture of the snow.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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snowman Materials:
baby food jars
permafrost glitter-solid white color
mini ornaments--I found some plastic ones at a dollar store in a package of 12 or so (each child will need a couple of mini ornaments)BR> glue gun
epoxy cement
water

snowman Directions:
Glue the mini ornaments to the inside of the lid of the clean baby food jar. Let the glue set for a while before continuing. Fill the jar with water and sprinkle in some of the permafrost glitter. Apply some of the epoxy around the rim of the jar. Screw on the lid and shake.

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Snow Links

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Snowflake Christmas Ornament

snowman Supplies:

1 styrofoam ball about 3/4 or 1 inch diameter
10-15 round wood toothpicks
snow spray (one can for about 8 ornaments)
a straight pin with a head
elastic thread
glitter
newspaper to cover the table with

snowmanDirections: Tie a piece of elastic thread to the straight pin for the hanger. Stick the toothpicks into the ball all around to make a snowflake. Spray the creation with the snow spray. It works better to put about 5 snowflakes close together and to spray them all at once. You must turn them over to spray all sides. Then, while they are still wet sprinkle them with glitter. Let dry. Stick pin with hanger in ball. Enjoy.

snowman Comments:
Only the snow spray and glitter is messy. Either have an adult do it or watch children very carefully. If you spray one ornament at a time it wastes snow since most of it ends up on the table (make sure you cover it with lots of newspaper). That's why I suggest putting about 5 snowflakes close together and then spraying them all at once.

These really come out nice. It takes overnight to dry though. Have a plastic bag for each girl to bring it home in. Otherwise they drip all over the floor!

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Organize a Snow Festival

You and your friends can organize an outdoor festival to honor the "white stuff". Here are some ideas to get you going.

Host a snow sculpting festival. These are popular wherever it snows. Scupt anything you would like from the snow.

Make a snow dwelling, or igloo, large enough for your family or group of friends. Heat it with a camping stove, or even cook a meal inside it.

Once it gets dark, light the way to your igloo with snow candles. These are popular in Scandinavia. Form a pile of snowballs into tiny ifloos; place a votive or other squat candle inside each one. Leave a small opening at the top of each, then light. You may need to poke a few extra holes at the base, if the candles need more oxygen to burn properly.

Holly Jolly XMAS

Winter Sports

Winter's cold and snow provide plenty of opportunties for outdoor fun all over the world.

The Dutch enjoy skating, no doubt because they have the perfect place to skate. In the province of Friesland, eleven towns are connected by canals which freeze over in the winter-120 miles of them!

The Finns and Canadians are avid hockey players (the game got its start in Canada). Skiing originated in Scandinavia at least 5,000 years ago. The terrain there is ideal for what is known as cross-country skiing.

Downhill skiing, on the other hand, is only about 150 years old! Nordic skis were adapted to steeper inclines found in the mountainous regions of Europe.. From there the sport spread...including in the United States.

Links to Winter Sports

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Winter Recipes to Make You Feel Warm Inside

There's nothing like a hot cup of something to warm you on a cold day! Hot chocolate, or cocoa, is a favorite worldwide. Mexican children drink a frothy cup made with Mexican chocolate, which is a mixture of chocolate, sugar, cinnamon, and ground almonds. They also enjoy atole, a hot beverage thickened with corn meal. Many individuals enjoy hot buttered rum drinks and a constant favorite is eggnog.

Visit the Christmas Beverages section for a few winter recipes!

How to Roast Chestnuts

Coming Soon!!

Santa feeding birds

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winter home The Christmas Song winter home

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping on your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos

turkeyEverybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

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SantaThey know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is going to spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although its been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

Merry Christmas

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santaThis page was updated on November 2, 1997