Archive for January, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Welcome to the CHS Family Happenings blog – a great place to find out about exciting family events at Savannah History Museum, Old Fort Jackson and the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.

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Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems

There’s no question that Savannah has had some recent bouts of bone-chilling weather.  On these days, we want to stay inside and warm up as much as possible.  However, as everyone becomes nostalgic for some sunny outside play time, Are You Ready to Play Outside? is the perfect way to pass the time…  In this book, Gerald the Elephant and Piggie (the Pig, of course) can’t wait to get in some fun outside time.  However, their plans quickly change when it begins to rain, and so this duo learns how to make the best out of a wet situation.
Recommended for ages 3 to 7.  A great book for intermediate readers to share their new storytelling skills with their family.




Home Connections
In celebration of our own Winter Wonderland Family Happening, try this fun and tasty activity at home!

Snow Cream

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons rock salt
  • 1 pint-size plastic food storage bag
  • 1 gallon-size plastic food storage bag
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups ice cubes


  • Fill the gallon-size bag near half-full with ice cubes and rock salt.
  • Put milk, vanilla, and sugar in pint-size bag and seal.
  • Place pint-size bag inside gallon-size bag and seal completely.
  • Shake bag with your child until the mixture turns into your tasty snow cream (this will take about 5 minutes).
  • Open the bags carefully, and enjoy

You’re Invited…

Savannah Night at the Museum is just around the corner!  Join me this Saturday January 22, 2011, along with other local families as we pack our sleepover gear  for a night of fun inside the Savannah History Museum.  It’s not too late to reserve your tickets!  Space is limited, so reserve your family a spot today. For tickets call: 912.651.6823 x3


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