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Winter Wonderland Special Edition

Updated: Jun 27, 2023

Welcome back to the CAFYIR blog! In today's special edition post we will be talking about all things winter. We hope you enjoy today's blog! Share your thoughts with us by using #CAFYIR on all social media.

Artwork by Alexis and Emily


Social Media

Each day this week CAFYIR's social media will have unique, winter themed posts. Be sure to check it out!

If you'd like to support our mission and learn a lot of new things while doing it, check us out on social media! Leave a like and follow, tag us in posts of you trying new things, and use the #CAFYIR when applying what you learned in our blog posts or YouTube videos.

Instagram: @cafyir

Twitter: @cafyir

Get Involved

If you'd like to get involved and help us provide hands-on, interactive lessons and workshops to students, consider sending your gently used books or school supplies (i.e. binders, backpacks, textbooks, and pencil cases) to 6441 S Chickasaw Trail, Ste. 189, Orlando, FL 32829. The supplies will be used as a part of our curriculum or given to students in need.


Fantastic Fact Floor

Today's fun fact theme is reindeer! If you know any fun facts about holiday themes, share them with us on social media using the #CAFYIR.

  1. Did you know that reindeer have good grip when walking on ice?!

  2. Did you know that, on average, a grown reindeer eats between 9 and 18 pounds of vegetation a day?!

  3. Did you know that reindeer have fur on their hooves?!

  4. Did you know that reindeer travel and eat in groups, called herds?!

  5. Did you know that reindeer are in the deer family?!


Tip Toolbox

This week feature's some winter tips and tricks. Check them out!

1) On a cold day open your blinds and curtains! This way, the sun will naturally work to warm up your house.

2) Always carry an extra pair of socks! Especially in the winter when it can be chilly, snowy, or wet, an extra pair of dry socks may come in handy when on the go.

3) Learn how to walk like a penguin! If you ever find yourself on a sheet of unstable or thin ice, the safest way to cross is by waddling like a penguin.


Holiday Hub

If there's a holiday you celebrate share it with us on social media using the #CAFYIR.

December 24, 2020

National Eggnog Day: Eggnog is a rich and creamy beverage made from milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and spices! Eggnog is considered to be a festive drink that is primarily consumed during the holiday season. You can celebrate National Eggnog Day by making and drinking a glass of eggnog today! Check out how to make eggnog here.

December 25, 2020

Christmas Day: This Christian holiday is an international celebration of family, giving, and the holidays! Many Christians believe that Christmas Day is the day that Jesus Christ was born. On Christmas people celebrate by giving and receiving gifts, eating festive foods, and checking for gifts from Santa Claus under the Christmas tree. To celebrate Christmas this year check out this fun "Jingle Bells" sing along here!

December 26, 2020

Kwanzaa: Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African holiday that acts as a celebration of family and community! Kwanzaa spans over the course of seven days and people celebrate with food, music, dancing, and reflection. Some other Kwanzaa traditions include storytelling, poetry, and lighting the candles on the Kinara while discussing the Nguzo Saba. The Nguzo Saba are seven principles that work to build a stronger community. To celebrate Kwanzaa this year, check out this informational video here!

December 27, 2020

National Fruitcake Day: Fruitcake is a rich, sweet cake full of various nuts and dried fruits that is usually soaked in liquid, like orange juice! Fruitcakes are generally served around the holidays and date back to ancient Egypt. Celebrate this National Fruitcake Day by making and trying your very own Fruitcake here.

December 28, 2020

National Chocolate Candy Day: National Chocolate Candy Day celebrates exactly what it sounds like...your favorite types of chocolate! On this National Chocolate Candy Day celebrate by eating your favorite kind of chocolate.

December 29, 2020

Still Need To Do Day: With a little time before the new year, December 29 is the day to finish off any final "to-dos" still on your list. On this year's Still Need To Do Day finish off your year-long to-do list and give yourself a pat on the back!

December 30, 2020

Bacon Day: Bacon Day celebrate the fried food that can go on pretty much anything...bacon! To celebrate this Bacon Day eat a piece of your favorite bacon whether that's traditional, turkey, or vegetarian bacon.


Activity Area

This week's YouTube Activity is based on our video: Winter Drawings!

Once you've watched the video try creating your very own snow globe drawing! Use the snowman and snowflakes that you learned how to draw when creating your snow globe.

Our Example:

Now create your own snow globe and share it with us on social media using the #CAFYIR!

Weekly Writing Prompt:

What is the perfect winter snack?

Share your response to the question above with us on social media with the #CAFYIR.


Enthusiasm Expanse

Weekly Motivation:

"Walk through Life like you're Walking in a Winter Wonderland"


Special Winter Segment

Today we have a special winter book to share with you, titled "The Snowy Day!" Check out the read aloud here! Let us know what you think of the book by using the #CAFYIR on social media.


"We Challenge You!"

In the spirit of the holidays we chanllenge you to spend time with the ones you love this week! Whether you live with them and can spend time in person or set up a virtual call to catch up, arrange some quality time! Share how you chose to spend time with your loved ones using the #CAFYIR!


Conclusion and Contact Us

Thank you for reading this week's blog. We hope you enjoyed! Check back next week for a new post. In the meantime connect with us on social media:

Instagram: @cafyir

Twitter: @cafyir

Tik Tok: @cafyir

YouTube: @cafyir



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“December Holidays 2020.” National Today,

“KWANZAA - December 26, 2020.” National Today, 21 Dec. 2020,

Medicine, Center for Veterinary. “Fun Facts about Reindeer and Caribou.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA,

“NATIONAL BACON DAY - December 30, 2020.” National Today, 4 Nov. 2020,

“NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY - December 28, 2020.” National Today, 26 Nov. 2020,

“NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY - December 24, 2020.” National Today, 22 Dec. 2020,

“NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY - December 27, 2020.” National Today, 21 Dec. 2020,

Staff, Farmers' Almanac, and Farmers' Almanac “20 Best Hints and Tips - Our Favorite Winter Life Hacks.” Farmers' Almanac, 3 Dec. 2020,

“STILL NEED TO DO DAY - December 29, 2020.” National Today, 4 Dec. 2020,


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