We may not be SEEING any snow, but we can sure TALK about it! And WISH for it! We have been reading books about snow and talking about what we would do if it DOES snow! We have been painting snowmen and building snowmen with loose parts and playdough. We have been exploring with ice and melting and even making our own Starry Nights painting.
There's a crack in this piece of ice!
Did you make this ice with snow?
No....in the freezer!
It's cold and icy!
The freezer is colder!
The ice is melting on the tray.
The girls made beautiful snowflakes to hang in our windows. They counted beads for each stem and they made a 3-part pattern on each stem. We talked about symmetry and how snowflakes look the same on both sides..."kinda like a butterfly" one girl commented. I LOVE when they make connections like that!
LOOSE PARTS are found objects and materials that the girls can manipulate, move, control and change when they play. They can put things together, line things up, and redesign in endless ways. These kinds of activities support creativity and innovation. Some girls built a snowman and some girls made a bridge and a beach. Working at a center like this offers multiple outcomes and physical, social-emotional, and cognitive development, leading to the deeper critical thinking skills they will need the rest of their lives (Daly and Beloglovsky, Loose Parts, 2015).
My snowman is a girl and she loves to play hide and seek!
This kinda looks like the North Pole. It is nighttime and the moon is shining. The snow is falling everywhere!
This snowman is looking for his broom, but it's lost.
I am outside, but it is so dark you can't see me. I'm going to sleep and have a slumber party.
My snowman has 3 snowballs!
This is a winter wonderland. It has snow everywhere. These are evergreen trees and winter trees. The snow is all glittery.