My Favorite Quotes:

A person's a PERSON no matter how small... -Dr. Seuss

I am a little pencil in the hand of God who is sending a love letter to the world. - Mother Teresa

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to THINK, than WHAT to think- rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men. - James Beattie

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Letter B and SNOWMEN!

 Preschool Playdate this past week was FUN! :) We learned about the letter B and lots of fun cold-weather SNOWMAN activities-- perfect because it had just snowed here in Dallas a couple days before! (Generally if there is EVER snow on the ground... even a little bit... you will see lots of yards with snowman... some teeny tiny, dirt covered ones this time... but none the less!
After we talked about the letter B and glued Buttons on our B's...  
We split up and did little one-on-one activities. Lily worked on this snowman's buttons... she had to tell me the color and shape of different buttons.  I had her sister help her with this as well while I worked with others.

We had several snowman activities... all from Confessions of a Homeschooler or Totally Tots.  They were all sorting types of activities.  This one is sorting the capital letter S and lowercase S.  There were also putting large and small snowmen in order... and putting the correct color scarf on snowmen as well.

Then we sang their favorite song- I'm a little snowman.  I have found various versions of this from various places but the one that I like the best is: I'm a little snomwan (to the tune of I'm a little teapot)
I'm a little snowman short and fat,
here is my broom, here is my hat (hold broom, and touch head for hat)
when it's cold and icy I will stay (burrr... shiver)
but when it's hot (wipe forehead and say whew!!)
I melt away away... and they melt to the floor (see next pic- cute!)

Then, we ate some snowmen! (Marshmallows- big and little ones...) along with some pretzels and hot chocolate- yummy! I also read the story, Frosty the Snowman ,while they snacked.

Next, we painted "Circle" snowmen- I cut up some sponges into circles.  They dipped the circle sponges into white paint and made snowmen on the blue paper... also used Q-tips to make little snowflakes all around the snowman.

Here are our little snowmen we made (on a snowy day a couple days ago with Daddy)... 
I kidnapped the smaller one for our next activity...


We dug into the snowman with spoons... (poor snowman)

We sampled the snowman... I tried to stop them but...

We poured hot water on the snowman to see what would happen...

We used various tools with warm water and squirted the snowman...

We used food coloring in water and colored the snow to make it pretty.

More hot water to really make this snowman melt..."ahhh...I'm melting!!... melting!!"
They REALLY enjoyed this... I would highly recommend this activity! :)

We did a snowman listening activity and a tracing snowballs activity as well... then we got on and did a cute snowman activity online.  The kids loved dressing up a snowman that sang a song to them at the end.

Even if you don't get any snow, kids LOVE snowmen and this is the perfect time of year to do it! :) 

1 comment:

Deborah said...

What a super day of activities!