Today the snow finally arrived in Cairns:

We had a perfect day for it -  blue skies and 30C temps!!

Needless to say the snow wasn't soft and fluffy, but rather hard and icy - and melting fast!!

But the machines kept pumping out more, and lots of fun was had by all!

The prep penguins looked great in their costumes (made by yours truly!)

They gathered in the snow - (tropical penguins in boardshorts!)

For their five minutes of fame on Channel Nine's breakfast Tv show with weatherman Stevie Jacobs

And then time for a little fruit salad for penguin breakfast in the snow...

Voted best fun by all...was the slide!!

But being Far North Queensland, you still have to watch out for crocodiles! Even in the snow!

Hope you're having a fun day too!

(the tutorial for how to make the penguin suits is here)


  1. tubing! i love tubing! we go every year since i stink at skiing. one day i would like to go snowshoe-ing, but i am assured it is more difficult than it looks.

    did your littles enjoy the snow?

  2. Oh my goodness, how fun! You did a great job on the penguins and I love the look of the kids in shorts standing in the snow!

    Thanks so much for stopping by :)

  3. Hi! I'm a new follower from Tuesday Tag-Along. Those penguin costumes are super cute. So fun!


  4. The penguins look great! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you back through TTA! :)

  5. The entire penguin flock looks fantastic! What a fun day.

  6. Hi Jill

    I saw the penguins on TV they looked FANTASTIC!!!

    Well done Jill, well worth the effort I say!

    Michelle :-)

  7. You rock, Jill. I'm a parent of one of those kids in the penguin costumes, and the kids had a blast. They also enjoyed all the winter artwork that went along with the snow day. Thank you for your hard work to make those great penguin suits!

  8. Great post Jill. Your penguin suits look fantastic! Looks like the kids had a ball. Well done!

  9. Oh how adorable they are too!! Love the costumes. Well done! And what fun!! Great pics!

  10. How awesome! I looks like fun was had by all!!

  11. Looks like so much fun!!!
    Great costumes too... well done :)

  12. The suits are adorable! How fun! New follower.

  13. Oh wow Jill they look so cute in their little suits. What a great time for all of them. xo


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