Snowflakes and Resolutions at the CHS!

January 17, 2014 · Education ·

During our January FREE first Saturday family program, children and families were able to create their own indoor Winter Wonderland to take home. Our visitors revealed their creativity once again! Check out some of these awesome snowflakes:

family snowflakes 1

We made our homemade snowflake crafts in the toasty warm Auditorium lobby. I did hear several complaints, including my own, about the frigid temperatures and the snow-covered ground outside!

In order to get the full effect of this snowflake, I have to give a little explanation. If you look closely (and you still might not even be able to see it!), this is a “real” snowflake, meaning that it is a person snowflake (see the brown circle, aka head) that has been caught in a spider-web.

In order to get the full effect of this snowflake, I have to give a little explanation. If you look closely (and you still might not even be able to see it!), this is a “real” snowflake, meaning that it is a person snowflake (see the brown circle, aka head) that has been caught in a spider-web.

During the program, I informally asked several of my young visitors if they had made any New Year’s resolutions. For the youngest children, I changed this to wishes, since the word resolution isn’t yet part of their limited vocabularies! I received quite a few responses and (not surprisingly) had no mentions at all of diets, exercise, or managing stress.

All of the following resolutions were said with the utmost seriousness; however, I think that a few might make our readers smile just a little bit.

 • “I will make sure to read every day. Not a whole book though – I can read chapter books now, so that would be too much!” – 1st grader

 • “I want to spend more time with my cousins.” – a young girl

 • “I wish for a swimming pool. I hope my parents say yes this year!” – a 4 year old

 • “It is SO cold – I want warmer weather…always.” – a young boy; remember the frigid temperatures I referenced above

 • “I NEED to beat my new DS game – Pokemon Pearl. I have to get 600 Pokemon and I have 23 already.” – an 8-9 year old boy (I hate to play favorites, but this is my FAVORITE!).

 How about you? Have you made any New Year’s resolutions that you want to share?

Erin Strogoff is the Coordinator of Youth & Family Programs at the Connecticut Historical Society

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