Here's a list of books the library suggested to go along with the theme:
- When the Snow Comes (Allen)
- A Perfect Day for It (Feamly)
- First Snow (B. Ford)
- In the Snow: Who's Been Here? (George)
- When Winter Comes (VanLaan)
Supplies Needed: 2 circles cut out the same size: 1 from blue construction paper and 1 from clear contact paper, 1 black construction paper half circle, a fox paper cut out (or whatever animal/object you desire), white paper, glue stick, markers
*You could even use sequins or other flat embellishments.
What to do:
- Prep pieces ahead of time for younger children. Older children can trace circles onto paper and cut them out.
- Glue the black half circle (base) at the bottom of the blue circle with the curved side overlapping the blue circle.
- Glue animal/snowman shape onto blue circle being careful not to cover the base.
- Tear white paper into little "snowflakes" and glue them on/around the animal/snowman shape. *This is great for those fine motor skills, but older children could use a hole punch. Either way, those little fingers will have to work to pick up and glue those little bits of paper. I personally like that each piece is not the same when the paper is torn--like snowflakes!
- Let children draw eyes, nose, etc to animal/snowman.
- Peel cover off contact paper, line up over blue circle and stick.
There you have it! A fun, safe "snow globe" for your little one to enjoy!
*Remember, when I post a craft, you don't have to do it exactly like I describe to make it successfully. I have learned over the years, that it is more about the time spent with each other and the experience than having a project look exactly like the one online or in a book. :)
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