Friday, January 14, 2011

Preschool Corner–Snow/ Winter Theme

Well we got  a few things done last week even though Sammy was sick with a cold and shared it with the family!  Here are a few things I got pictures off and yes he is wearing his jammies in all of them! 


Counting out snowflakes to put on the snow scene I drew up:


I just drew the snowman with some white chalk and markers.  I then created counting cards from 0-15.  Sammy can count to 12 so this helped him practice all the way to 12 and get a little more familiar with the next few numbers:


We played a few rounds of Don’t Break the Ice:


We read How to Build A Snowman in Sammy’s tent:


Then we made a snowman with cotton balls:  Sammy drew the hat onto the top and I did the face features since it was hard to do on the cotton balls.  Sammy added the snowflakes from ripped up cotton balls I love them!


We put a mitten on one hand and left the other one bare.  We then help ice cubes and talked about which hand was colder and which ice cube melted faster.  This didn’t last real long since Sammy’s hand got cold and he went and got his other mitten so he could play with the ice Smile with tongue out


We used watercolors to paint paper towels.  I saw the idea here.  I used white crayons to make some snowflakes and and a snowman.  (Excuse Sammy’s breakfast bowl in the background I hadn’t cleaned up breakfast yet):


We read all of our winter stories in Sammy’s tent:


We also played in our sensory bin:


-cotton balls

-home made “snowballs” (yarn pom poms)

-pipe cleaner snowflakes

-popsicle eraser

-fake snow flakes

-blue and white sparkly pom poms


Here are some of the books we read to go along with the theme:

We will be doing a winter/snow theme this whole month so there will be more ideas coming up next week!