Snowflakes, Snow Angels, and Ice Skating

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We are doing a two month unit, ending at the end of this month, about seasons and the weather.  Last week we did a lot with winter.  The children had a blast and told everyone they could about our classroom activities!   I love how excited they get!

We started off by learning what snow is and then made paper snowflakes.  Most of my children can’t cut well enough to make a snowflake so Ms. Bennet and I did a lot of the cutting.  The children were amazed with the homemade snowflakes and kept asking us to make more and more.  We ended up with enough so each student could have one!  Then we put on some lively classical music and the children did some snowflake dancing!  They threw their snowflakes in the air then they pretended they were falling snowflakes and fluttered around as their paper snowflake made its way to the ground.  It was sooo much fun!

The next day we ice skated in class.  Well, not really.  We used wax paper to pretend we were ice skating!  We cut two pieces for each child – one to go under each foot – and then put on some music and let them slide on the wax paper to pretend they were skating!  They loved it and told all the other teachers they went ice skating in class that day!  What fun!  I have to give credit to Ms. Bennet for finding this great activity!

Lastly, we made snow angels in class – using those white styrofoam packing pieces.  We spread them all across the area rug in our class and let the children take turns making snow angels!  After everyone had had a turn we let the children pick up the “snow” and throw it at each other!  A snow fight!  There was laughing, screaming, and an all out snow frenzy ensued!  We finally had to stop when our snow pieces starting breaking up into tiny little bits.  It was a big mess in the end – but well worth it!

*Picture found through Goggle Images*

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About deepbluetide

I am a pre-kindergarten teacher at a private christian school. I work mornings with 4 year olds (most of whom enter my class in July still being 3 - they're babies!) and then in the afternoon work "daycare" - which is basically my own class combined with 5 year old children. One things for sure - it's never dull! I had no idea growing up I would be teaching pre-k today! It took me totally off guard - but in the end I wouldn't change a thing! I have worked with children whose age range is 6 weeks through 12 years. In the end I have decided that my current age group is my favorite! And in case you were wondering - all names mentioned are changed to protect the identities of those involved. Enjoy!

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