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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Winter Fun List - Hamer Style

Here's our official Winter Fun (or Bucket) List. We may add or change some things over the weeks, but here is an outline of activities that we are going to attempt to do. Joining in the fun over at Learning Life with 3 sons who is hosting a link-up for Winter Bucket Lists.


  • Find a new series to read together. Chose Anne of Green Gables series on 1/26/14
  • Read a book about Michigan 1/27/14
  • Read a book about Ohio 1/27/14

Faith-based activities



  • Go Sledding
  • Make a Snowman or Snowfamily
  • Have a snowball fight 1/18/14
  • Have a Bonfire
  • Go Ice Skating
  • Go for a hike
  • Ice bubbles!!
  • Snow Angels
  • Get towed behind the riding mower on the sled 1/18/14
  • Play in the snow 1/18/14


  • Family Portrait 
  • Holidays in Henry Ford Museum 1/2/14
  • Play payday
  • Play twister
  • Play Labyrinth 12/24/13
  • Video game "contest" - Wii sports, Wii Fit, etc
  • Coloring contest
  • Detroit Institute of Art
  • Have a party with friends (games, fun food, etc)
  • Find a new museum to visit 1/25/14
  • Library event
  • Swim lessons for the boys Started these on 1/18/14 for E & A
  • Make a fort
  • Go to skyzone
  • Bowling


  • Make Homemade Marshmallows and Drink Hot Cocoa 
  • Make S'mores
  • Buckeyes - peanut butter dipped in chocolate. Yum.
  • Bake cookies (and give some to our neighbors)
  • Make/Eat a King Cake for Epiphany 1/7/14
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Make cupcakes for Valentine's Day
  • Breakfast for dinner 1/15/14
  • Try a new recipe/food - KIDS choice! 1/27/14


  • Make paper snowflakes 1/3/14
  • Make snowmen in jars
  • Melty bead ornaments 
  • Paint a picture
  • Make homemade Valentines
  • Origami