Snow! Snow! Snow!

I wanted to do something for the winter season but we were so busy getting ready for Christmas during December that I wasn’t able to until now.  Sure it’s been in the 60s at times this past week, but talking about snow helped us feel a little wintery (which can be hard in the desert).  Here are some of the crafts, songs, and other activities we did this past week.

Skills: Color recognition, math concepts, letter recognition, counting, fine motor skills, art, music
Prep: medium (cutting out pieces, making felt board pieces)

Hey Mr. Snowman

Supplies: Construction paper (black, red, brown, blue, green, yellow), White cardstock or thicker paper (I was out of cardstock so I used paper plates)

These snowmen came out so cute!  I got the poem and idea from a storytime blog, MiSS ALiSON iS BLOGGiNG.  Before we started, we compared the circle sizes, choosing the big, little, and medium circles.  Then we glued them together to make the snowman.  I had all the pieces cut out ahead of time so that we could glue them on as we went through the poem.  You can find templates for the pieces here.

I went walking through a winter wonderland
and spied a frosty snowman who needed a hand.

Hey, Mr. Snowman, what do you need?
“I need BLACK EYES. Put them on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, what do you see?
“I see an ORANGE CARROT. Put it on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see a BLACK TOP HAT. Put it on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see some BROWN STICKS. Put them on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see a GREEN SCARF. Put it on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see some PINK MITTENS. Put them on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see some BLUE BUTTONS. Put them on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see some YELLOW BOOTS. Put them on me.”

Hey, Mr. Snowman, now what do you see?
“I see the coolest snowman ever. Me!”

Dance Like Snowflakes

Something to the tune of “Frere Jacques” is perfect for us since since my girls are really into repeating songs–we sing a line and they sing it back.  The girls actually loved this song and kept singing it when Ed came home.

Dancing snowflakes, Dancing snowflakes,
In the air, In the air.
Whirling, twirling snowflakes, Whirling, twirling snowflakes,
In the air. In the air.

(Source: http://www.hummingbirded.com/winter-snow.html)

In addition to learning this song, we also played instruments and danced to Christmas songs about snow (“Frosty the Snowman,” “Jingle Bells,” “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”).

S is for Snow


Supplies: Cardstock (light colored), white paint, Q-tips

We focused on the letter S this week for snow.  I cut out large S’s from light blue cardstock (I actually used my cricut to them) and then the girls painted “snow” on them.  The plan was to use Q-tips to make dots of snow, but two-year-olds don’t always follow plans.  Apparently a blizzard hit because after a few dots with the Q-tip, they moved on to finger painting the entire S.  🙂

We also colored worksheets on S is for Snow that I found here

Snowman Felt Board Stories

I thought these snowmen were adorable and can’t wait to use them  from this one were so cute.  I found the poem along with the template for making the snowmen here, courtesy of A Child’s Place.

5 Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen made of snow,
Five little snowmen in a row.
Out came the sun and shone all day.
And one little snowman melted away.
Continue for 4, 3, 2, 1

5 Little Snowmen

Five little snowmen knocking at the door,
One melts away and then there were four.
Four little snowmen climbing a tree,
One melts away and then there were three.
Three little snowmen looking for something to do,
One melts away and then there were two.
Two little snowmen are now having fun,
One melts away and then there was one.
One little snowman all by himself,
He melts away and now there are none.

Snow Treats

We also had some special snacks to go with our snow theme.  We made snow cones–we happen to have a little snow cone maker that we bought a few years ago and used for the first time.  We also had melted snowman cookies, my new cookie of the winter season.  Here is the recipe for them. 

To make life easier, you can find all the poems and songs here.

And of course, I had to include a picture of the girls enjoying real snow…

 

 

Comments

  1. Super cute, you’re so creative!! The snowmen look so good! They did a great job 🙂 p.s. I’ve seen those cookies before online, but didn’t know anyone who made them. Were they easy? They turned out super cute too :p

    • Thanks Ryley! When it comes to the girls snowmen, I really like how they followed the same directions but both look so different. 🙂 The cookies were pretty easy but I used all store-bought things–canned frosting, frosting pens, etc. I wasn’t sure how hard it would all be and didn’t want to make things even more complicated. Ed actually drew on the faces & arms, but you are so talented, I know yours would look awesome!

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