I saw this fabulous idea from Pink and Green Mama on how to turn a paint stick into a super cute Snowman Snow Measurer. We finally had a chance to give it a try.
I took a couple of extra paint stir sticks and painted them with a couple of coats of white acrylic paint. Once they were dry I used a ruler to make the half inch and inch marks up the stick. One one stick (my 3 year old daughter’s) I wrote the numbers. I had my son (almost 7) write the numbers on his own stick.
We then embellished the sticks with foam sheets (for the hats and mouths) and google eyes.
Henry stayed true to his passion for Mario Bros … and made a Mario SnowBrother.
The kids had a fun time trying them out and taking measurements of the depth of the snow around the yard. We made observations and guesses about why the snow was at different depths in different parts of the yard.
It was a really great activity to do with the kids. We made a art project, talked about measurement, made scientific observations, and MOST importantly had FUN together!