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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Once Upon A Book ~ Welcome Winter

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Welcome Winter
By Jill Ackerman


Summary:
Winter brings all sorts of new fun for little ones to experience.

FINGER GLOVE PUPPET SONG

 
Ten Little Snowman

 
Tune: Ten Little Indians


Print off these 10 snowmen (from childcareland.com) and attach to gloves. As you sing the song move a finger for each number.

One little... two little... three little snowmen
four little.... five little... six little snowmen
seven little... eight little... nine little snowmen
ten little snowmen melting in the sun.

Count them... count them... count them with me
count them... count them... count them with me
count them... count them... count them with me
ten little snowmen melting in the sun.

One little... two little... three little snowmen
four little.... five little... six little snowmen
seven little... eight little... nine little snowmen
ten little snowmen melting in the sun.

ART ACTIVITY

Snowman Painting

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For this activity you will need:

* White Paint
* 2 different sized round objects (I used the bottom of cups)
* 1 Piece of Blue Paper
* Black and Orange Markers

To make:


~ Take the round objects and dip them in paint
~ Press on paper to make the snowman. 
~ Use the orange marker to make a nose on the snowman and black marker to make the eyes, mouth and buttons. 
~ Let child dip their fingers in the paint and press them on the paper to make snowflakes!

WINTER SENSORY BIN
 
For this activity you will need:
 
* Insta Snow Powder (water and measuring cup will be needed to make the snow)
* Small bin or bowl (I used a tote that I can put a lid on)
* Your Choice: shovel, spoons, cups, bowls for child to use to play with the snow


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Make the snow according to the directions. Put it into a small container and give your child a couple fun tools to use to play with the snow!



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MOTOR SKILLS


Find the Snowflakes
 

For this activity you will need to print and laminate these snowflakes. Place the snowflakes around the room (hide them for older children; place on floor for the younger ones) and have children collect them and put into pail. To make this even more fun I had the older children take the snowflakes and throw them in the air to make it 'snow' and then McKenzee went around and collected them all in her pail.



Magnetic Snowman Dress Up ~ Print this Snowman Dress Up page and then cut it out and laminate it. Add magnets and put on fridge for your child to dress up!

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Stacking ~ Make snowballs out of snow and have child try to stack them.

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GAME

Mitten Matching
~ Collect a few different pairs of mittens. Have child match the pairs.


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MAKE A MEMORY

 
If possible, let your child go outside and play in the snow. McKenzee Grace is almost 18 months and this was her FIRST time to be outside in the snow. She LOVED it (well, everything except for her mittens). She was even eating the snow at one point!

 

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Want to see what's coming next (and books we've done in the past)? Click here to see our Once Upon a Book webpage!


1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Great post Erin! I love the snowman painting!