GREAT BIG SNOW PERSON
| Cut an extra-large snow person shape out
of white butcher paper. Let your children work together
to glue crumpled pieces of plain white paper or white
tissue paper all over the shape. Then help them add facial
features, a hat, a scarf, and buttons cut from felt or
construction paper. Display the finished snow person on
a wall for a fun room decoration.
|FOAM BALL SNOW
Give your children plastic-foam balls in two sizes to
use for making snow people. Also provide blocks of plastic
foam to use for bases. Let the children construct their
snow people with toothpicks on top of their foam blocks.
Set out markers and glue plus collage materials, such
as yarn pieces, fabric and paper scraps, and pompoms.
Invite the children to decorate their snow people any
way they wish.
CIRCLE SNOW PEOPLE
| Provide each of your children
with two circles (one about 2 inches and one about 3 inches)
cut from white paper. Have them glue their circles onto
light blue paper to make snow people. For facial features
and buttons, let them glue on small circles punched out
of black paper. Help the children count the number of
circles on their papers and write down the numbers. Then
let them use crayons or markers to add such details as
arms, hats, and scarves to their snow people.
Have your children use real snow or play dough to make
snow people. When they have finished, ask them to tell
what they did first, next, and so on, and write down their
responses on a wall chart. Or make sequence cards that
illustrate the steps in making a snow person. Mix up the
cards and invite the children to put them in the proper
SMALLEST TO LARGEST
Cut several snow people shapes of assorted sizes out of white
poster board or felt. Decorate the shapes as desired. Give
the shapes to your children and invite them to line up the
snow people on a table or a flannel board from smallest to
largest or from largest to smallest.
In an open area, have your children pretend to be Snow
Kids, standing straight and tall. Choose one child to
be a Warm Breeze, and give the child a scarf. As the Warm
Breeze gently touches the Snow Kids with the scarf, have
them slowly melt down to the ground. When all the Snow
Kids have melted, choose a new Warm Breeze and start the