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For our Winter Themed after school program the Pre-K – Gr 1 classes took part in snowball relays, snowman decorating game and snow dough.

To take part in these activities read below:

Snowball Relay:

You will need:

  • Spoons
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • A large space
  • items to mark the start and finish (such as hula-hoops)
  • items to weave in an out of (such as pylons)

How to play:

  • Have kids pick up a Styrofoam ball and place it on the spoon
  • They must then walk with the ball on the spoon through the pylons to their teammate
  •  They will then transfer the ball to their teammate who must return to the start with the ball.
  • Try with different sized “snowballs!”

 

Decorate a Snowman Game:

You will need:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Scarf, Hat, Buttons, Nose (we cut ours out of construction paper)

How to Play:

  • Pick a “Snowman”.
  • Have the other children wrap the child up in toilet paper.
  • Dress the snowman.

 

Snow Dough:

What you will need:

  • 1 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1 Cup Hair Conditioner

How to make:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and play!  Keep in an air tight container
  • Add glitter or food coloring to make it more fun!

 

 

 

Snow Day!

This week our theme was snow so we made snow globes and snowman ornaments for the Christmas tree. The snow globes were just made out of mason jars we had kicking around the office. I glued a present decoration to the lid with a glue gun and then the kids added glitter, lots and lots of glitter in some cases, and water. If I did it again, I would use a different ornament because they were hard to see but it was all I could find in town. The kids still enjoyed shaking them and watching the glitter fall.
The ornaments were made out of clear Christmas balls we also had kicking around the office. We just added white, shredded up tissue paper to the inside and then added a snowman face with a sharpie and some paint. So cute!
If you are looking for a cute snow book, “Dream Snow” by Eric Carle is a good one. The children really enjoyed it.

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