Snowy Day Crafts for Young Children

Hello Friends,

I thought that I would share with you a few snowy day activities to do with your students..

A Snowy day neighborhood using construction paper and white paint - See the photo above and below. The photo above uses gray construction paper and black houses. We discuss how houses and trees look on a cloudy day or in the evening. We really cannot recognize colors in the dark, so we make our houses black and the windows with yellow paper showing light shining through. The neighborhood below uses blue paper as a background and symbolizes the day time. During the day, we can recognize colors and the brightness of shapes. This is a fun way to get your students to understand how light affects the way we see shapes and objects.

 Snowy day kids using construction paper, shaving cream and glue, and diamond dust glitter. Students trace a 6 - 7 inch diameter circle onto skin colored paper. They make a 10" x 8" rectangle upon the paper of their choice. Then give them paper scraps and crayons to add fun details to their snowy day kid. Students dot their paper with shaving cream and glue (One part glue to one part shaving cream). While wet, sprinkle diamond dust glitter upon the shaving cream dots.

 Patchwork snowman using construction paper, buttons, fabric scraps, and white paint. This project is a "free art" one. I simply give the kids white construction paper and all sorts of things to glue onto their snowman. They use white paint to create snow dots. This is a fun project to do after reading "Snowballs" by Lois Ehlert. 

Making snowflakes....One of my favorite ideas is to bundle up my kiddos, give them a black piece of construction paper, and bring them outside when the snow is falling. The snowflakes fall on the paper and the kids can see their shapes! It is so much fun listening to their astonishment when seeing that snowflakes really do look like the paper ones they make in the classroom!

When you bring them back to the classroom, give them white paper to create paper snowflakes and then write about what they observed and learned about snowflakes.

Thermometers and Snow.....Another fun and easy snow activity is to scoop up bowls of snow, give your kiddos a thermometer, and let them watch the temperature drop!

Until next time!



Please note: This post was originally published on December 30, 2017. The content has been updated and revamped for accuracy. 

New Year's Resolution Freebie - For Little Kids

Hello Friends,

I thought I would share a Happy New Year freebie with you. It's quick, no prep, and gives our little ones a chance to think grown-up thoughts. The word RESOLUTION is a BIG word that little kids can learn. Many adults make resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or save money. These are things that little kids really do not think about BUT they CAN think about how they can be better at sharing, cleaning up, or being kinder to others. It's a great way to get kids thinking about and reviewing classroom rules and behavior after the long winter break. Happy New Year's, my friends! Enjoy this freebie!
Click the image below to take you to my TPT store to download the freebie.
    Remember... some schools block downloads from outside their network, so if you can download at home, that would probably work the best. 

Until next time! Happy New Year!