No Time for Flashcards is always such an inspiration to me and where possible, I share her ideas with our teachers so we can try them too! This week, our Pre-K classes borrowed Ali’s snowman – snowflake craft idea!
We gathered up…
- Small and large paper plates (with a small circle cut out of the center of the plate)
- Foil cupcake liners
- Red ribbon
- Construction paper shapes for the face and hat
- Googly eyes or sticker dots
Right out of the gate, the children started with the most challenging part of this activity! They folded their little foil cupcake liners into three parts then took the scissors and snipped a few small angled cuts along the folded edges of the foil liner…
I wondered if the children would be able to do this – and they really amazed me! They were very competent in folding and making their tiny cuts. A good sign that these children are getting lots of cutting practice!
So then the children were ready to open their snowflakes and smooth them out…
With the snowflake cutting completed, the children were ready to begin gluing their snowflake-snowman together…
They glued the foil cupcake liner on top of the hole cut out of the paper plate then flipped the plate over and added some glue to the front of the plate and sprinkled on a little glitter…
Next, the children worked on making the face of the snowman on a smaller paper plate…
Once the children completed their snowman face, the teacher in this class helped the children staple the snowman head and body together…
In the other class – the children added hats and scarves first:)
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