Kids all around Arkansas are out of school enjoying the beautiful snow. Moms are washing 12 extra loads of clothes and trying to find some warm, entertaining ideas for when they are inside warming up.
We do not get this beautiful, fluffy snow often in Arkansas, so why not make some snow ice cream?
When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. While it is filling, here are some fun ideas for the kids.
- Go sledding.
- Walk around with a yard stick and measure how deep the snow is in different areas.
- Fill spray bottles with water and food coloring and let the kids loose in the yard to draw graffiti on the snow.
- Build a snowman or sculpture.
- Make Big Foot footprints then try to convince your brother that Big Foot lives in our woods. Oh wait, that is just at my house, sorry.
- Snowball fight, OUCH!
- Redeem yourself from hitting people with snowballs by making snow angels.
Hopefully, the bowl is full now. You will need:
- 8 cups snow, or shaved ice
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (or 1 cup of milk plus half cup of sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour condensed milk over bowl of snow and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Eat immediately!
For chocolate ice cream, add 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
Add sprinkles, yes, always add sprinkles.
Keep warm, stay safe. The Park Wife
Stephanie, aka The Park Wife, is a tribe builder. She is the founder of Arkansas Women Bloggers (ARWB), an online community designed to gather, grow, and connect social media influencers in our state. Considered an old-timer in the blog world, since 2005 she has written what she hopes is a love letter to her children on her lifestyle blog, The Park Wife. Raised in the debutante world of Mississippi, she married a hunky park ranger and moved to Arkansas 15 years ago and has fallen in love with the state. She loves gardening, porch swings, a beautifully set table, a delicious meal surrounded by great conversations, their cabin in the woods and monograming everything that is not nailed down. She is a devoted wife and fun-loving, homeschool mom to two extraordinarily cool little gentlemen and is fortunate enough to live on one of Arkansas’s premier state parks.