Looking for a fun project to keep the kids busy this weekend?  Make some snowmen.

You don’t have to bundle the kids up or worry about a lack of snow.  Just take some inspiration from Lois Ehlert’s book Snowballs


This month the theme with my preschool class is snow and making snowmen was a big hit with all the kids.  We talked about how Lois Ehlert made her snow people and spent a lot of time looking at all the objects she used.  The kids hunted around the classroom, the playground and their homes collecting their own “good stuff.”

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After working hard at cutting out circles and pasting them down, the kids finally got to make the snowballs come to life using all the good stuff they collected.

snowmen (3)The collection of screws, shells, rick-rack and buttons made each snowman as unique as the child who created it.  And each was fantastic!

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