Build a snow man by moistening packing peanuts and sticking together When your
ready to melt it simply put it out in the rain or turn the hose on it.
Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
Cut a white pipe cleaner into three equal sections. Twist together to make a
six sided snowflake. Then tie strings from point to point to form a pattern.
Attach the snowflake to something that you can hold it.
For added effect grow crystals on the snowflake, You do this in three simple
- Fill a jar with boiling water
- Stir in three tablespoons of borax for every
cup of water.
- Finally, suspend the snowflake in the mixture overnight
After reading the story 'The Mitten Tree' Have your class as a whole to make
a mitten tree with mittens you have pre cut.
Talk about how Igloos are made and how they protect Eskimos. Then have your
children try to make one using either sugar cubes and frosting or ice cubes
and salt (helps stick cubes together)
Make collage snowmen just like on "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert. Use
natural food products (raisins, pretzels, popped corn, etc)
Using a mitten cookie cutter give each of your children a mitten cookie for
Grate soap with a grater. Make a snowman using your grated soap and a little
water. Looks neat and smells great
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Make snowmen puppets for your children to play with.
Who's Here Mitten
Create a mitten for each child and write their name on it. Every day when they
come in have your children put their mitten on a clothesline in your classroom
For a fun/cute gift for your parents have them create a snowflake from a coffee
filter or doily. Simply brush on some glue and sprinkle with glitter. Finally
add this 'Snowflake Poem' to it:
This is my snowflake, I made it myself.
If it were real, it would quickly melt.
It wouldn't be around forever and ever.
But there is one thing that won't leave us, no, never.
It is God's Love for each of us all.
He will never leave us, He's there when we call.
So if I feel sad or just need a friend,
I can always turn to God, on Him I can depend!
Have an indoor snowball fight using rolled up paper or socks or large marshmallows
or cotton or balled up newspaper or balled up toilet paper or large pompoms
To add snowflakes to your classroom
try coating mini pretzels with white paint and then gluing four together in
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Fill three balloons with water (one big, one medium, one small). Let freeze
overnight. Peel the balloon off and stack the balls (use salt between to help
them melt and stick together. Now let your children clothe him, put a carrot
nose, stick arms, etc.
Footprints in the Snow
Have your children step in gray paint and then walk across a piece of butcher
paper. It will look like they are walking through snow. For added effect make
animal prints around your childrens.
Have Snow for a snack by freezing a clear drink and then using an Icee maker
Make a milkshake from snow by adding a cup of milk, vanilla abstract, and ½
cup sugar to snow. This will take some time to figure out the correct ratios,
but it taste great!
Set up a winter wonderland area in your classroom
- Provide the children with coats, mittens, scarfs
- Use fake snow (cotton,
egg shells, flour, sugar, laundry soap, white sand, mashed potatoes,
- Provide Snow ball fight material (Use Large Pompoms, rolled up paper,
socks, large marshmallows, cotton, balled up newspaper, balled up toilet
Have the old favorite for a winter snack. Add a little ice so that it is warm
but will not burn your children.
For a fun activity during winter. Have your children pick their favorite drink
(fruit punch, apple juice, etc) and then pour this into an ice cube tray. Have
them write their name on a popsicle stick and put that in the tray. Finally
put this outside and let it freeze (if it is not cold enough you can put it
in the freezer) Then your children can have a yummy igloo block for snack
For a fun/exciting activity, give each of your children a gallon Zip-Loc bag
full of crushed ice. Next give them liquid Kool-Aid in a smaller bag. Add ice
crème salt to the gallon bag and put the smaller bag in it. The Kool-Aid
will freeze quickly.
Let your children act out the story 'The Mitten' by Jan Brett. Printable masks
are available by following this link: Mitten
This is a fun cute snack! Give each of your children three pancakes of different
sizes. They can put them in the shape of a snowman and add powdered sugar to
add snow to it.
Use a small sugar donut for the base, a donut hole on top, add facial features
with red hots. Really cute and delicious!
Snowman Face Snack
Give each of your children rice cakes. Let them frost them with either crème
cheese or frosting. Add raising (or chocolate chips) for facial features, with
a baby carrot nose
This is a cute snack. Use frosting to attach each piece. Use two large marshmallows
as a base. Add licorice scarf and mouth. Add raisin eyes and button. Add candy
corn nose. Use two small marshmallow for arms and two more for legs.
Icebergs Dramatic Play Area
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Freeze water in butter tubs, put in sensory table with a little of blue coloring
and water. Add plastic artic animals.
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