Snowman and mitten activity boxes for preschool

Our activity boxes this week consisted of snowmen and mittens... In the snowman activity box we placed paper plate snowmen shapes and small felt cut-outs for the childrern to add as buttons, eyes, nose, scarves... The snowman activity boxes (just as we do each week) were then placed on classroom shelves for the children to select from this week during their free play time in centers. I happened to catch this little girl while she [...]

By | January 10th, 2011|Categories: Activity Boxes, The Value of Play|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

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 of the plate) Foil cupcake liners Red ribbon Construction paper shapes for the face and hat Googly eyes or sticker [...]

By | January 6th, 2011|Categories: motor skills, Winter Art|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

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 a fun snowman craft... To begin, I cut off the edges of the white tray into long strips and [...]

By | January 1st, 2011|Categories: Winter Art|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

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... The teacher invited the children to make snowmen. They started by brainstorming how many circles might be included in a [...]

By | December 27th, 2010|Categories: Winter Art|Tags: , , |20 Comments

We made marshmallow snowmen in preschool

After our Thanksgiving feast, we ended up with tons of marshmallows left over and they were starting to go stale. So instead of throwing them all away, we decided they would be perfect for making marshmallow snowmen. The children caught on to this idea very easily. They each started by tracing three circles on a sheet of blue construction paper. In some of the classes, the children traced their own circles. In the younger classes, [...]

By | December 17th, 2010|Categories: Winter Art|Tags: , , |4 Comments