First, I got a great idea from Momma's Fun World on how to make fake snow. So, tonight I spent a little time and money at the Dollar Tree. I loaded up on coconut conditioner. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I bought one bottle for each of my students. I know that sounds crazy, but I have a habit of going overboard. I have this fear of not having enough, so I always buy too much. I also bought 16 little boxes of baking soda. I grabbed two buckets to mix it in and a couple of plastic tablecloths so I don't get in trouble with our head custodian tomorrow. As I'm walking towards the checkout line, I spotted deep pans - the ones that you typically use for turkeys at Thanksgiving. I thought that may be a better deal than a piddly, little bucket, so I decided I wanted to swap them out. Well, my number one pet peeve is just sticking things in random places in a store. I decided to walk the buckets back and put them where I found them. I didn't think it was a big deal, but apparently it was. I turned around and two Dollar Tree employees are gawking at me. One of them told me she had never seen anyone do that and told me thank you and high-fived me. I told her what I was doing and she was as excited as I was. I know it isn't a huge deal, but it made me realize that sometimes random acts of kindness don't cost money and don't have to be thought out. They can be as simple as putting something back where it belongs.
Now, onto the fake snow. I mixed up a small batch tonight because I was a little nervous about how tomorrow may go. To mix it, you use 1/2 a cup of conditioner and 3 cups of baking soda. I have to say, it worked exactly how it should have. The texture is one of the neatest textures I've ever felt. It feels like snow and sand mixed with the consistency of play dough. The fake snow isn't cold, but it does feel cool to the touch. The one mistake I made is my conditioner to baking soda ratio is off. I bought way too much conditioner and definitely not enough baking soda, so I will be making a Walmart run in the morning. I will have more pictures tomorrow. I cannot wait to do this with my kids!!!
Now, for the rest of you, make sure you stop by my blog every Wednesday and leave me a comment on what you are needing. I will choose one person's items to create for Thursday. Check out the pictures and CLICK HERE to grab the freebie. If you don't teach division, then when you print off the sheets, pass the division sheet onto a teacher at your school who does. I'm sure it will make them smile that you thought of them and if you are doing random acts of kindness, then that would definitely qualify.
Everyone have a fantabulous Friday!!!