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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Minimuscle Newsletter

Minimuscle Newsletter
December 2011
I can’t believe it is almost time to say good bye to 2011!  This month is packed full of fun Winter Wonderland Cheer!  I hope everyone is getting all their Holiday shopping done and not stressing too much but if you are, come and exercise, it will help reduce your Holiday stress!  Don’t forget our Holiday schedule starts soon.  Sat., Dec.10th is our first early day.  Strollers In Motion will meet at Towne East from 8-9am.  Then on Sat., Dec.31st talk those dad’s into coming and burning some Holiday calories off for a Dad’s Day workout!  Make sure to bring donations for the YWCA Women’s Crisis Center (coffee, hot tea, hot choc., etc).  No class:  Dec.24th and Dec.26th!

Theme:  All things Winter Wonderland
Animal:  Reindeer
Shape:  Circle (snowman)
Number:  11
Letter:  Ww
Color:  Red, green, and white

-All month we will be discussing and learning all of the above and doing some fun crafts during class (along with our exercises)!  We will also be singing some fun Christmas songs during class! 

All the fun Christmas songs:  Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Fun art project to do with your kiddos!

The A-Bottle-Able Snowmen

This charming crew came to life when a pomegranate juice bottle reminded FamilyFun crafter Kimberly Stoney of a certain frosty fellow.
  • squat plastic jar or bottle
  • scissors and craft knife (an adult's job)
  • battery-operated tea light
  • water
  • white glue
  • brush
  • white, black, and orange tissue paper
  • small black beads, sequins, or buttons
  • ribbon
1.     To make a snowman, wash and dry a squat plastic jar or bottle (along with the pomegranate juice bottle, we used nut and spice jars, a squeezable jelly bottle, and an 8-ounce apple juice bottle).
2.     With scissors or a craft knife, cut away the container's bottom to accommodate a battery-operated tea light (an adult's job).
3.     Mix water and white glue to a creamy consistency, then brush it over the jar. Attach white tissue paper scraps and brush with another layer of the diluted glue. In the same way, cover the lid with black tissue paper scraps. Let the bottle and lid dry.
4.     For the eyes and mouth, glue on small black beads, sequins, or buttons. For the nose, brush glue over a cone of orange tissue paper, let it dry, then adhere it.
5.     Tie on a ribbon scarf and place your man over the tea light.
Cones made from printer paper form a cool recycled forest. Simply roll paper into cone shapes, tape to secure, and trim the bottoms as needed so that they stand level.

I will see everyone in class for this joyful month!!!

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