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Glittering Snow Scene



Materials:

Cards with snow scenes (cover only)
Cardboard
Pencils
Scissors
Glue
White meat trays, 8” x 5 3/4 ” (20 cm x 14.5 cm) and 1”
(2.5 cm) deep
Cotton batting or fluffy fiberfill pieces
Yarn for hanging
White or silver glitter
Tape



Instructions:

1. Invite the children each to choose a winter card scene.
2. Have children trace a 4" x 6 1/2 " (10 cm x 16 cm) cardboard rectangle on the back of the
card (this is the size of the bottom of the tray) and then cut along the pencil line with scissors.
(Some children may need help with this step.)
3. Children glue the card to the tray and decorate, gluing cotton or fiberfill to the tray edges
and sprinkling on glitter.
4. Turn the tray over and write each child's name on back. Attach hanging yarn with tape.
More to do
Dramatic play: Invite children to take turns dramatizing their favorite winter activity.
Snack: Make snowflake-shaped sugar cookies.
Original poems
Chant the following poems together.
Tell Me About Snowflakes
Tell me about how snowflakes form out there in space.
Tell me how they fall down painting white every place.
Little tiny droplets of water come together like a crowd.
Then they become much bigger forming a little white cloud.
When the cloud is too heavy then they will drop as rain.
But if the rain gets much colder then snow will fall instead.
The snow will fall on the mountain, fall on the ground and on me.
But if the snow flakes fall on water, it will melt them, you see.
Making Sugar Cookies
Making sugar cookies
Is the most fun I know.
I measure, sift and stir
And roll out the dough.
I pat it with my hands
Which are clean, of course
And choose a cookie cutter;
A snowflake, star or horse.
I cut out lots of shapes
And a scrap of dough I eat.
I sprinkle my cookies with sugar
And lift to the cookie sheet.
After I make some more,
They go in the oven to bake.
I think that sugar cookies
Are a special treat to make.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Art
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 3 through 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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