Archive for the ‘Winter’ Category
Here is a cute little Snowman finger play that your toddler or preschooler will love!
[Four] cookie snowmen sitting on a tray.
(Hold up  fingers.)
[Four] cookie snowmen, smiling all day.
(Point to smiling mouth.)
Along came a little child, rubbing his tummy.
One cookie disappeared. Yum, yum, yummy!
(Hold up 1 finger then lick lips.)
Repeat rhyme replacing numbers with three, two and then one.
I made this little poster to go with it:
It’s just a piece of construction paper with contact paper on it. Then I put Velcro on the paper and on the back of the snowmen. I also wrote the words to the finger play on the back of the paper.
After we did it together a few times Hailey took over and did the finger play by herself. Here she is pretending to eat the snowman cookie.
Hailey shared the snowman cookies with Dottie. As you can see Dottie is thrilled to get to be a part of this!
Here is a really simple, really cute and really fun snowman craft:
You’ll need: 3 white circles- small, medium and large, construction paper to glue your snowman on, glue and some items to decorate your snowman.
Glue your circles onto your paper.
Add your decorations to your snowman.
The finished snowman.
It has been so cold where we live that it’s just not possible to get outside to play in the snow. Plus Hailey has been sick and I just don’t want to take her outside. So, I came up with this idea so we could build a snowman inside.
Here’s what you’ll need:
3 boxes- small, medium and large, wrapping paper, scissors, tape, glue, construction paper and 2 things you can use for the snowman’s arms.
In the medium sized box- cut a small hole on 2 sides for the arms.
Turn your wrapping paper inside out and wrap the boxes with the white side showing. Put the arms through the holes in the middle sized box.
Make a face on the smallest box and add a hat.
Add some buttons to the medium sized box.
Hailey loved the snowman.
She loved taking him apart and putting him back together (we had to change the hat because the other one would not stay on).
Hailey dancing with the snowman.
And she thought it was funny to put him together the “wrong” way.
As a wrap up to learning about where animals live in the winter I thought it would be fun to make a poster that I found at Fun4Kids.
Hailey colored several different animals.
Then she glued various pieces onto the poster- a cave, tree, burrows, rocks, etc.
Then we talked about (reviewed) where each animal lives during the winter and Hailey glued the animals to the correct places.
Then Hailey added some snow (cotton).
Once it was dry I added the words.
Then we talked about how Polar Bears stay warm during the winter even though they live where there is snow.
First Hailey put her bare hand in the snow- and decided it felt pretty cold.
Then she put on a “blubber glove.” I had 2 ziploc bags. In one bag I put Crisco. Then the 2nd bag I turned inside out and put inside the first bag so that the Crisco wouldn’t get all over Hailey’s hand.
Hailey put her hand back in the snow and thought it was pretty neat that it no longer felt cold.