Now that the Holiday decorations are down, most rooms are looking pretty boring. To brighten up a child's room, how about a snowman chain? Start by cutting a 12 inch by 18 inch piece of white construction paper in half to get two 6 inch by 18 inch strips. Divide each strip into six 3 inch sections. Accordion fold the paper. Draw a simple snowman shape on the top section with the arms ON THE FOLD. Cut around the shape through all the layers, but don't cut around the ends of the arms.
Unfold the paper and let your child decorate each snowman with markers or crayons. Repeat with the other strip and connect the two together. Put them above the window, around a mirror or anywhere you want to brighten up the decor.
Math connection- Ask you child to put a specific number of buttons on each snowman, or make them consecutive from one to six. Ask older children to make a pattern with the clothing. For example, with buttons, with buttons, with a scarf, with a scarf, with buttons, with buttons,as in my example. They can also be used to teach colors and ordinal numbers, as in give the third snowman a red hat.