Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Snowmen at Night

I love snowmen!!!  I just think they are so cute and come in so many varieties, which is what makes them interesting.  So of course when I saw this adorable little activity on Pinterest from The First Grade Parade  I was all about it!  These snowmen are by no means perfect, but they are all different and unique, just my like my little firsties and that is what I love the most about them.  



First I read the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner to the class.  Then we brainstormed as a class all the things we would like to do if we were snowmen at night.  The kids wrote about what they would do if they were snowmen at night.  

I showed the kids my model picture, which it turned out was harder for me to do than the kiddos.  The kids drew a semi-circle peeking out from the side of the black paper and then tore up a white piece of paper into many different pieces.  After these pieces were glued on, the kids made a nose, eyes, and mouth.  This was where it got interesting.  Turns out some of my kids weren't quite sure if that the nose went in the middle of the eyes and mouth.  I guess this craft was a little too abstract for my concrete thinkers.  Most of them came out adorable, but there were a couple that needed some intervention.



So here are a couple of the finished products.   








If you think you would like to try this cute little activity out in your classroom, you can download the writing paper we used by clicking HERE.  



By the way --- don't forget to check out the product swap and enter the giveaway going on until Friday!


6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the freebie! These turned out great!

    Irene
    Learning With Mrs. Leeby

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  2. Hi!! I headed over here. Thanks for commenting on our blog. Yes, I create them in "pages" on Mac. Then, I snapshot it and import as a picture on the blog post. Your snowmen are super darling!! Stephanie

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop over and comment :)

      Melissa

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  3. LOVE!! I wish we had real snow here in Michigan, but these will help us feel like we do!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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    1. We had a good amount of snow here in Upstate NY after Christmas, but it's all melted now :( Originally I had wanted to make this activity part of a Snowman Day and go outside and make snowmen together, but that didn't work out. Oh well - like you said, doing these little activities helps us pretend.

      Melissa :)

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