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Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Ideas - Part 1

For the next two weeks, my students will be learning about winter and hibernation during Theme time. Here are a few new ideas that I liked. I don't have time to use all of them, but I'll pick and choose what fits our theme, objectives, abilities and time frame.

I will incorporate the Snowman ABC's during our daily calendar time.
"Snowman ABC's"
A B C D E
Build a snowman just for me.
F G H I J
Please don't let him melt away.
K L M N O
Is he melting? NO! NO! NO!
P Q R S T
Down he melts away from me.
U V W X Y Z
I'll build him again you see.
~ Author Unknown


Here are some printables that I use to make a snowman scene after reading practically any snowman story. We talk about cause and effect. 



We made coffee filter and paper plate snowflakes before attempting the bodies, so this isn't the first time they have had to fold and cut a snowflake. I will add some of their pictures when they finish tomorrow. My example doesn't show it, but we also add snow to the bottom. I have used glue, cotton, fiber fill, paint, etc.







I'm going to try out the puffy snow recipe with my kids. I believe it is equal parts shaving cream and glue. 
Great sites for Winter theme inspiration:




3 comments:

  1. Love your snowman, it is a great idea, we are trying to find something cute for God Made the Winter and I just loved this! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the idea to use it for God Made the Winter.

      Blessings,
      Marlana
      Lil' Country Kindergaren

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  2. Love your snowman. This will be awesome to do when Christmas break is over!

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