Winter Theme Part 1

For one month we are going to work on Winter/Snow theme. It might stretch out a little longer depending on if we get another resource bin from the library. Today we are actually suppose to get snow. I am excited for this snow but disappointed because it is to cold and windy to go outside to enjoy it once it starts.

Last week we went to the library to check out a teacher’s resource bin about snow. We read once of the books of the snow cycle. We also watched a video about snow. The kids did a bingo dotter page of a snowman. We didn’t really get far into as I was short on time. This week Wednesday we will meet again with another homeschool family to continue working on our theme. As we work on this theme I will share with you some of the projects we have done.

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Since today it is a snow day for us we are working on some of the things ourselves. One of the things my daughter did to contribute to theme was to build her Frozen Lego Castle. If you look at it is made of snow and ice.

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We did a little STEM Science on making Marshmallow Snowflakes. I got the idea to do this from the blog Playground Parkbench. We didn’t spend a whole lot of time on this as we have other projects but I drew out the snowflakes with a pen and bingo dotter. I had Brittany put a tooth pick where I had a line on the paper and I had Brittany put a marshmallow where I had the dot on the paper. We did the third snowflake on our own seeing what would happen if we made the snowflake round. We found out that the tooth picks weren’t happy and were popping out of the marshmallows.

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Dakota and Brittany both built snowmen in minecraft. They both like building things in minecraft and eventually I will have them do a whole winter scene before we are done.

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The wind is blowing at 40 mph gusts. The snow is not even packy. My daughter has been begging to go outside to build a snowman. So I had her draw a Happy Snowman. Art Projects for Kids has step by step directions on how to draw this snow.

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We printed out a snowflake to color from In the Playroom. They have 6 different Snowflake Coloring pages to print out. My daughter decided to use markers and glitter glue on her snowflake.

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Brittany and I also did the Winter Friend Directed Drawing. I drew and she copied and then she painted it her own way. There is also a Winter Snowman Poem Freebie to go along with the directed drawing. It is a poem and writing activities.

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We got about 13 inches of snow and the drifts are high. My daughter is itching to go outside but I am afraid she will get lost in the drifts. LOL. I told her when her brother goes out to unbury us she could go outside. I did manage to sneak outside to grab some snow. I put some water in several cups with a couple drops of food coloring. I scooped snow in a pan. I let my daughter do some snow painting.

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Another fun art project was making a Snowman with Shaving Cream and Glue. We found ribbon and buttons to use on the snowman. We also sprinkled glitter on the snowman to sparkle. Now we shall see if it will stay puffy like it looks, once it dries. Sadly as it dried the shaving cream flattened and it did still stay white. It looked really cool when we first finished it with the puffiness and texture.

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We needed something colorful for our window so we did some Festive Winter Window Decor. The colors are blue and purple and there is a black snowflake that stands out. This will look great in one of the front windows. We also have another window decoration planned with the kids next week.

Stay tuned for next week’s post of the projects and activities we have done.

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