Sanity Savers: Frosty the Snowman

Written by Jacalyn Slingerland
Lead Play to Learn Facilitator

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MATERIALS

• 1 Clear ornament
• Orange construction paper
• 2 six inch pieces of ribbon
• 1 Glue stick
• 1 black marker
• Scissors (*With parental supervision)

HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE TO DO?

SET UP
5 minutes

ACTIVITY
15 minutes

ACADEMIC SUBJECT(S):

Art:
VA: CR 1.2. 1,2,3a Math: NY-PK.MD.1 NY-PK.G.1 NY-PK.G.3

DEVELOPMENT SUBJECT AREAS: Fine Motor Skills

• 10 Cotton balls
• 2 Googly eyes (optional)

This lesson allows your child to get their creative side working, by making their own snowman themed ornament. This project gives your child an opportunity to discuss measurement, addition, counting, and shapes.

Building a snowman is fun no matter how you do it! We used a clear ornament for our craft, and you can find these at the dollar store, or you can order them online. Feel free to get creative too! What do you think you can use instead? Maybe a plastic bag or wrapping paper. Take this opportunity to talk about shapes and numbers with your littles. Can you count the cotton balls? Do you see any circle shapes? How about triangles?

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1 Open the ornament and fill it with cotton balls.
STEP 2 Use your scissors to cut out a carrot nose from your orange paper.
STEP 3 Glue googly eyes onto your ornament.
STEP 4 Glue the carrot nose onto your ornament.
STEP 5 Measure and cut a piece of ribbon provided. Wrap and glue it around your orb.
STEP 6 Hang up your ornament! Doesn’t it look just like a snowman?

VOCABULARY

SPHERE: A round solid shape in which the surface is the same length from its center.
ORNAMENT: A thing used to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose, especially a small object such as a figurine.
TRIANGLE: A shape with 3 straight sides.

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