Even as a child, I always wondered about the most interesting things. I would wonder what it would be like if we could walk on the ceiling. I would wonder how plants knew which direction to grow. And I would wonder what it was like for people in Australia on Christmas. Years ago, we started singing Silver Bells with new lyrics.
Silver Bells, Silver Bells, It’s summertime in Australia.
But think of it. Can you imagine with no snow, no Christmas trees, or the crisp cold weather that we enjoy at that time of year? What if you spent Christmas surfing and grilling? What if the temperatures didn’t drop below 100 degrees? How would you feel at Christmas time? Would singing the same carols FEEL the same to you?
Today’s activity focuses on just that. A feeling. Today is six months from Christmas Eve and the perfect time to try it out. A. Pumpkin and I have strolled around the block and even tried it while driving. Sing a few Christmas songs and see how they feel when the thermometer is in excess of 100 degrees. We even forgot a few of the verses to the 12 days of Christmas. Jingle Bells, Away in a Manger and any other carol that you like.
Here are a few fun verse replacements for common songs that we sing:
Are you listening?
On our brows
Sweat is glistening.
A hot sunny day
Let’s go out and play
Strolling through a summer wonderland.
ACTIVITY: Making Play Snow
It just doesn’t feel like Christmas without snow. So here’s an activity that someone in the southern hemisphere might do in December. I found the recipe at Mommas Fun World
How to make “Fake snow”:
Mix 3 cups of baking soda to 1/2 cup hair conditioner
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