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.
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