On this cold and blustery winter day there is only one thing to do, snuggle down with a good book.
One of our favorite winter books is Bears Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. The story is written in a poetic form with lovely rhymes that make you feel like part of the story. This story does a lovely job of showing the different kinds of lifestyles of winter animals as some hibernate and others adapt. The illustrations are sweet, warm, and delightful for adults and children alike. As the animals come to the cave for warmth and an expected party the unexpected host says asleep thought it all. The story ends with a fun surprise! This story is sure to be a winter favorite in your family too!
For homeschooling parents check out this blog post to find great resources to teach about what what animals do in the winter.
To join in the party and have a great snack like badger brought in the story.
4 cups nuts – we like peanuts or almonds
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Toss all the ingredients together.
Transfer nuts to a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
Cool. Eat or store in an airtight container.
Beccijo Neff is a toymaker, storyteller, and award winning Artist from Pennsylvania. She homeschools 4 children and is happily married. You can find more about her life and her work at her blog . To see her enchanting toys stop at her shop, it will brighten and delight you eyes to see all the magical things she creates.