Snow

Crafts

*Ivory Snowmen - whip ivory soap flakes with water to make a dough and use to make snowmen. Let harden.

*Snow Painting - Whip Ivory Snow with water til frothy. Let children use the mixture to paint on paper. After it is dry, they can cut out items from construction paper or use collage materials to create a winter snow scene.

*Cut paper snowflakes.

*cut and paste snowman - cut 3 different sized circles from white paper and glue in a snowman shape, cut features and accessories from scrap coloured construction paper to glue onto snowman

*Peanut Butter Jar Snowman - clean a small and large peanut butter jar, make sure they are REALLY dry before using; fill both with cotton balls and put the lid on the larger jar; using a hot gluegun, attach the smaller jar to the larger one and then add lid to small jar too. Use construction paper to add a hat, scarf, face and buttons to your snowman.

*Icy Snowflakes - cut a snowflake shape from paper then fill a pie tin 1/2 full with water. Place yjr snowflake in the water and place outside (or in your freezer if you are not living in a cold climate) When 3/4 frozen, add a string or twine into a loop (for hanging) and press onto the forming ice so it sticks, pour water on top to almost fill pan - make sure the string stays in the middle as it will freeze right into the ice. When frozen, hang from tree branches in your yard.

*Styrofoam Ball Snowman - You will need 3 balls of different sizes. Shave the bottom off the largest ball with a knife so it will stand. Using a gluegun, attach the middle sized ball and then the smallest ball for the head. Add toothpick (or stick) arms, buttons, twist an orange pipecleaner into a carrot nose, felt (or fabric scrap) scarf, black pom poms for the eyes and mouth, and whatever other details the children would like to add.

*Marshmallow Snowman - use Marshmallows, raisins, and candies to create snowmen. Mix icing sugar and a little water to make a thick paste to put together - enjoy.

*Snowflake Stamping - cut a snowflake pattern from a 1/2 potato then dip in white paintand stamp onto paper. Shake on silver glitter when the paint is still wet if you wish.

*Glitter Snowflake - use white glue on wax paper to create a snowflake design, cover generously with glitter and leave for a day or two. When dry, pour excess glitter back into container and carefully peel snowflake from wax paper then add a string for hanging.

*Popsicle Stick Snowflake - Paint 3 popsicle sticks white. When dry, arrange into a snowflake pattern by crossing two in an x and the third stick across the x shape. Glue into place and let dry. Add a string to the snowflakes and hang from the ceiling for an indoor winter wonderland.

*Snowman Puppet - Cut a puppet shape (x2) from white felt. Use a glue gun and felt pieces, pom poms, and buttons to complete the puppet.

Science

*Make large and small / flat and round snowballs - which will melt faster, why?

Dramatic Play

*Add winter clothing for dressing up.

Circle Time

Songs:

*Build a Little Snowman

*Frosty the Snowman

*Suzy Snowflake

Stories:

*Sadie and the Snowman

*Frosty the Snowman

*The Day of the Snow

*Geraldine and the Big Snow

Games:

*Pass the Magic Snowball - a styrofoam ball works well for this game.

Water & Sand Play

*Put snow in the water table and provide mittens for indoor snow fun.

Outdoor Play

*Colour snow with food colouring in spray bottles.

*Make a snowman, snowfort.

Field Trips / Special Days

*Have a snow sculpting day.


Songs

Build A Little Snowman

(sung to:I'm A Little Teapot)

Build a little snowman starting with it's feet
Pack on lots of snow and make him nice and neat
Then you roll a big 'round ball, put it right on top
But then the sun may come out and make your snowman hot
He drips and he drips and he drips all day
Looking for my snowman what do I see?
Nothing but a puddle where he used to be!

Pretty Snowflakes


Pretty snowflakes are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them dancing around.

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la Tra-la-la-la-la-la

Pretty snowflakes are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them sitting back down.

I give each child a paper snowflake to dance with for the song.

I'm A Little Snowman

(sung to:I'm A Little Teapot)

I'm a Little Snowman
Short and fat.
Here is my broomstick
And here is my hat
When itís cold and icy I do stay
But when itís sunny I melt away

Jack Frost

Where did you get that little red nose?
Jack Frost kissed it I suppose.
He kissed it once.
He kissed it twice.
Poor little nose as cold as ice!

Suzy Snowflake

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Dressed in a snow-white gown
Tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane
To tell you she's in town.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Soon you will hear her say
"Come out everyone and play with me
I haven't long to stay.

If you want to make a snowman
I'll help you make one, two, three
If you wanna take a sleigh ride
The ride's on me."

Here comes Suzy Snowflake
Look at her tumblin' down
Bringing joy to every girl and boy
Suzy's come to town.

~~by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett~~


Printouts

Snowflake Maze      

Snowman Colours

Alphabet Snowmen Clothespin Wheels

Snowman Number Line

My Winter Counting Book

What is Missing? Snowmen Game

Sadie and the Snowman Sequence Activity

My Snowman Emergent Reader

No Time Like Snow Time

No Time Like Snow Time Worksheets 1

No Time Like Snow Time Worksheets 2

No Time Like Snow Time Worksheets 3

Winter Birds Sequencing Activities

Snowman Scarves


Related Sites

My Winter theme page.

Visit my Snowmen related feltboard page to print off patterns for Button Snowmen, 5 Little Snowmen,and A Chubby Little Snowman

ChildFun Snow Theme


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