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Even after the holiday season is over, you can have a festive classroom by decking your walls with winter-themed artwork and activities. Below I share art and activities that I found on Pinterest that you can facilitate in your classroom.
Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
You don’t even have to go outdoors to “build” snowmen in your classroom! There are lots of great snowman art projects on crafty blogs that post to Pinterest.
Fingerprint snowmen, contributed by the blog Crafty Morning, are super-easy and can be done with kids of all ages. All you need is a variety of paint colors and paper. Students will love to paint with their fingers for this art project.
The art curriculum blog We Heart Art shares a snowman project called Are You UP for Winter? that uses felt, glue, glitter, markers, and construction paper. You could do a variation of this activity with paint for the snow and tissue paper for the scarf. Students will enjoy assembling their snowman.
Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? These treat bags dreamed up by bloggers Pretty Providence will be a big hit. Students can assemble their own snowman treats from jumbo marshmallows, pretzel sticks, and chocolate chips.
If s’mores are more your students’ fancy, you can give them a Frosty the S’more Man treat in the style of blogger Dixie Delights. To make Frosty the S’more Man treats you could use graham crackers, miniature chocolate bars, and marshmallow snowmen. Students can assemble their treat at home and heat it in the microwave.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
Whether you brave the cold or stay inside, these activities will bring joy to your students during the winter months.
With DIY Snow Paint as conceived by The SITS Girls, the snow is your canvas! You can make snow paint by using spray bottles and two simple ingredients: food coloring and water. Have students work individually or in groups to create their own snow art.
30 Minute Infinity Scarf by Handimania will keep your students warm in the winter months. Using thick yarn and their arms, students can create a chunky warm scarf for themselves or someone else.
A Winter Reading Scavenger Hunt by Home Literacy Blueprint will keep students warm on a cold winter day by letting them cozy up with good books. This activity helps them discover their reading preferences and books they might enjoy.
What winter-themed art or activities do you facilitate with students?
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