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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Frosty Fun

This week brought us plenty of frosty fun both indoors and out.

Our sensory bin was filled with white pom poms and snowflakes of different materials and sizes, and some little "Frosty hats" to build snowmen.
A snowflake matching game tested our visual skills...
 and we had fun "building snowmen" over and over again with circle shapes of all sizes and things like buttons, hats, ear muffs and carrot noses.
 After reading The Biggest, Best Snowman Ever, we created all kinds of things with sparkly play dough. Buttons, beads and snowflake cookie cutters added to our play. 
 Our favorite song of the week was "Frosty the Snowman". The book by the same name, has always been a favorite.
In honor of Frosty, we tried on " Frosty hats" as we sang.
 Building a snowman with collage materials made for great storytelling and a rich language experience. 
It was fun to read and imagine what snowmen do at night as we read Snowmen at Night.
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We also got some great ideas on how to build our snowmen from the book, Snowballs (if we ever get to play outside in the snow:). 
We had an indoor snowball fight using white pom poms just the right size for throwing after reading The Biggest Snowball Ever.

 When snow finally came, so did freezing temperatures. We read There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
and then played in snow we brought indoors. We didn't eat any. No, not us.
 Sparkly, frosty process art was created using shades of blue, purple and white. When we were satisfied with our paintings, we dribbled glue over our paintings and sprinkled Epsom salts over our creations.
Winter yoga moves allowed us to get some exercise in sub zero temperatures outside.
After reading The Wild Toboggan Ride, 
we finally got to go outside and enjoy the beautiful snow! It was still really cold outside so we bundled up in snowsuits, boots, gloves and hats and headed out to sled. Some of our "rides" were as wild as in the book!
We had such a great time, we didn't even notice the cold. It was some awesome frosty fun!
We definitely need a longer sled!  

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