The snow has been falling in the Sunflowers. After reviewing the four seasons with the children, we have been reading books together on the topic of winter. One of the books we have read, SNOWY DAY, is about a boy who likes the snow. He makes tracks in the snow by walking with his feet inward and outward, dragging a stick so it looks like the tracks of a snake that slithered by. The boy goes on an adventure in the snow. He loves the snow so much that he decides to place a snowball in his pocket for later when he is at home, only to find out it melted. The boy was okay with that since he was going to do it all over again the next day. The children made their own footprints with the help of Mr. Potato head’s feet and some toy animals. They dipped the feet of the toys into shaving cream and then pressed it onto pieces of paper. The children enjoyed touching and playing with the shaving cream too.
Another way in which it was snowing in the Sunflowers was when the children folded a piece of paper in half and then in half again in order to make snowflakes. It was great to see how well the children hold and use a pair of scissors. The dexterity that they have in their fingers is magical. The different designs that came from this exercise were remarkable. The children also made snowflakes using glue and glitter. They placed some glue on paper and added the glitter and had a blast shaking the extra glitter off.
Another winter favorite is the book […]