Winter Art

Making puffy paint snowmen in preschool

The children in my preschool classroom invested their creative energy into making their own puffy paint snowmen.

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Snow scientists at play

We decided we were snow scientist in preschool today!

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More fun with penguins in preschool

A preschool day filled with simple and fun penguin play and activities…

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Making Lois Ehlert style paper plate snowmen in preschool

Reading Lois Ehlert’s “Snowball” book and making our own paper plate snowman faces in preschool!

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Exploring things that are not alike in preschool

No two snowflakes are alike: A wonderful book and snowflake activity for preschoolers to enjoy!

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Hot cocoa play day for preschoolers

Warm up your day in preschool with a Hot Cocoa Day!

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Our five senses snowmen in preschool

Wrapping up our Five Seasons of Christmas with this fun Five Senses Snowman activity!

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We made snow globe boxes in preschool

Our own version of snow globes with these snow globe boxes we made in preschool!

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Ice play in preschool

Today, we enjoyed a little ice play. Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most enjoyable for young children. The teacher in this class set out a bowl of ice with some cups, smaller bowls, and spoons… The children scooped the ice from one container to the other… And some children used their hands […]

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Snowflake puzzles in preschool

There are lots of snowflake ideas out there and at the end of this post, I have collected a few links to other ideas that I would love to try. But first, let me share with you this simple snowflake puzzle we made this past week. The PreK children in this class were given a […]

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We made paper plate snowmen globes in preschool

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 […]

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Hot cocoa activity box for preschool

I posted before on activity boxes we use in preschool and this week, for a little dramatic play and fine motor fun, our curriculum coordinator put together a cute little hot cocoa box… Inside the box is a baggy filled with scrunched up construction paper pieces for the hot cocoa mix. Some cotton balls for […]

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Preschoolers like driving through a snow storm

I didn’t really have a plan for this activity and it isn’t something that will probably get hung up on the refrigerator but Wy had a terrific time with it… I set out a sheet of black construction paper and put a few dots of white paint on the paper. I told Wy that we […]

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Spectacular styrofoam snowman preschool craft

Wy came over on New Year’s eve so his mommy and daddy could have a night out with their friends. Soooo, while he was here – we had fun making lots of goodies including this spectacular styrofoam snowman I happened to have one black Styrofoam tray and one smaller white Styrofoam tray saved and decided it would make […]

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Planning marvelous mitten activities for preschool

Creating a preschool lesson plan on mittens.

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Making scrap paper snowmen in Kindergarten

We have been working at being more frugal in our program – this is not an easy task for us – but we are getting the hang of it. I was delighted to go into our Kindergarten classroom and see that the teacher had set out her basket of scrap construction paper for this project… […]

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