Friday, January 9, 2009

More Snow Day Activities

We are expecting more snow this weekend in the Northeast, so I thought it might be helpful to add some more books and another craft for children. This time I am recommending two snowman books.
First, "A Snowman Named Just Bob" written by Mark Kimball Moulton and illustrated by Karen Hillard Crouch, published by Ideals Children's Books, Nashville, Tennessee
It is a wonderful rhyming story about a boy who is friends with a snowman which has come to life. It reminds the children of the importance of friendship.
Second, "Snowmen At Night" written by Caralyn Buehner with pictures by Mark Buehner, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, New York. It is a fanciful rhyming book about the secret life of snowmen. Most children will find it very funny to see the snowmen playing in the park. Another unique feature is that the readers are asked to search for special items hidden in the wintertime scenes. How fun!

Follow up Art Project- Paper Plate Snowman
1- Supplies: You need two paper plates, one small (head) and one large (body), scrap fabric, pipe cleaners or wax craft strings, construction paper-one small piece of orange(nose)and any other color (hat), markers or crayons
2- Use markers or crayons to draw a face on the small plate. Attach it with glue or staples to the large plate. Cut fabric for a scarf and tie around where you glued or stapled.
3- Cut any style hat from any color construction paper and glue or tape on top of small plate. Decorate it with any embellishments you have at hand, buttons, rickrack, or ribbon.
4- Cut a carrot shape out of orange construction paper and tape or glue to the face.
5- If you choose, you can decorate the body with buttons or draw on a vest or a coat.
6- Use pipe cleaners or wax craft strings to make the arms. You can also use real twigs. Attach to the sides of the body with glue or tape.
Use your snowman to hang or place on a door or window,


Jackie said...

That is the cutest thing! I love doing crafts with my kiddos...thanks for the instructions!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Cute craft, tfs! Enjoy the snow if you don't have to shovel out!