"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Friday, January 25, 2013

Snow Buddies

It was all about the snow...

"Clean" snow was brought inside to play with in a sensory bin. We used scoops, spoons and cups to dish it up. We didn't eat any. No not us!

Circle shapes and lots of big, colorful buttons provided us with some creative snow buddy building...
After reading Snowballs by Lois Ehlert,
we designed snow buddies like in the book, using natural things like seeds, popcorn, raisins, etc.
we used a snow cone machine to make snow! Then we poured juice over the snow to make a snowcone.
Of course, our favorite song of the week was "Frosty the Snowman". The book by the same name, written by Jack Rollins became our favorite as well.
After reading The Biggest, Best Snowman Ever, by Margery Cuyler, we tried to build a snowman outside. Unfortunately, the snow was not good snowman snow. It was too powdery. We had fun playing in the snow, though.
We used snow paint made from Ivory Snow Flakes to create a "snowstorm" on paper.

Much to our dismay, we weren't able to go sledding- there wasn't near enough snow. We sang about sledding, though to the tune of "Three Little Monkeys":
Three little snowmen sliding on a sled,
One fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called Frosty and Frosty said,
No more snowmen sliding on a sled."
Two little... One little...

White playdough was easy to roll into balls to create snow buddies and a variety of other things. Buttons were added to our play.
Snowball cookies were fun to make. We mixed up the dough, rolled it into snowballs and after they baked, we rolled them in "snow" (powdered sugar). YUM
We had a frosty fun time being outside and playing in the snow even if there wan't enough for sledding!

Let's all keep our fingers crossed for more snow!

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