The s'mores bar worked out only okay in this temperature:
All the ingredients froze while we were eating our hot dogs, and not even the smoking hot, melted marshmallow could warm them up again. So we ate crunchy, frozen strawberries with melted marshmallow, and bit through frozen chocolate into frozen banana, etc.
Will tried to heat up her s'mores ingredients one-by-one:
When our tummies were nice and comfy, we sat by the fire for a while longer, watching the kids make their own light show with burning sticks:
When it was time to clean up, though, we were stymied for a bit--we usually put out the campfire with the garden hose, but ain't nobody hooking up the hose in this temperature!
And then suddenly we were all, "Ooh! SNOW!!!"
Problem solved! That's definitely one advantage of the winter campfire.
I shared this in the Weekly Kids' Co-op over at Housing a Forest.