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Spring Snack Mix

Beautiful sunshiny days in February and March leave me hopeful that Spring is coming soon and the winter of influenza will soon be a distant memory. I am ready to welcome Spring with open arms and open windows. Anyone else feeling the same way?

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Stormy's March Update!

Happy March, friends!

Baseball is sooooooo close!!! The Exhibition Game against the Royals is THIS MONTH! March 26th!

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Hands-on-Habitat Gets Windy!

Have you ever heard the little nursery rhyme that goes:

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers

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Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

I love snowmen. You can make them different sizes, and decorate them all different ways.

I'm going to show you how to make your own snowman indoors.

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Stormy's February Update!

Hello, friends!

Welcome to the last month of the offseason without a Storm Chasers game in it! Next month, on March 26th, is our Exhibition Game against the Kansas City Royals here at Werner Park! I’ll hit you with more about that next month. ?

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Love in the Forest at Hands-on-Habitat

When February rolls around, we start thinking about pink and red hearts and the ones we love. Animals don't celebrate Valentine's Day, but they do love their families and show affection in different ways. On the February 16th Hands-on-Habitat, we will discover Love in the Forest.

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Snow Angel Craft

Omaha hasn't had much snow yet. Hopefully we will soon, so kids can enjoy all the fun snow-related activities like sledding, building snow forts and creating real snow angels.

If your child is like mine, and can't wait for more snow there is a fun activity they can do inside to make a snow angel.

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Stormy's January Update!

Hello, Friends! And welcome to 2018!

We here at the Storm Chasers cannot wait to get started with this year! The 50th Season in franchise history is almost upon us, and I for one wish it started tomorrow! I’m bursting at the seams with so many plans and secrets for the upcoming season that it’s getting so hard to keep in! It’s a good thing we’re almost there…No Spoilers! Check out omahastormchasers.com for announcements about the exciting stuff going on at Werner Park this summer!

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Healthier Lunchboxes

With the start of the new year, many adults start to think about cleaning up their eating habits. There is no reason as parents we can't pack a healthier lunchbox for our children to eat at school.

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Hands on Raccoons

Raccoons are very "hands on" animals.

They use their sense of touch to feel under logs, rocks, leaves, and in streams to find food. They play with some of their favorite foods like bugs, worms, and snails before eating it.

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Stormy's December Update!

Happy Holidays, Chasers' Fans!

Welcome to the end of 2017! I can't wait to get started on this New Year because the Storm Chasers have so many exciting things to share with you! Baseball season will arrive before we know it, and before that is our big exhibition game against the Royals on March 26th! Talk about starting the season off with a bang! Just thinking about it gets me pumped up!

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Four Gifts | Keeping Christmas Simple

"Something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read."

That’s it. That’s all we give our children. Four things and a whole lot of contentment. We started this tradition when our now 5 year old Alice was born. I knew beloved grandparents and doting relatives would bring gifts by the sleigh, and there was no need to add to the piles. So the Mister and I decided to keep it simple - four things. We heard the rhyme somewhere and liked the concept.

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Snowman Soup

The holiday season is officially here and now that Thanksgiving is over I am finally letting myself think about gift-giving.

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Owls All Over at Hands-on-Habitat

Hello friends!

Owls are residents of Fontenelle Forest all year long. December is a great time to discover these wonderful birds as they do not usually migrate and can be seen even in winter.

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Fall Sugar Cookies

Decorated sugar cookies usually show up around the winter holidays, but there's nothing stopping us from making fall sugar cookies! With a little cocoa powder in the frosting, you can create the perfect fall inspired cookie.

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