Try this frosty snowman craft this January
|Recycle leftover lamination to create these cute snowmen!|
I know many of my friends have been digging out after snowstorms dropped plenty of the white stuff…up to four foot drifts in some places. But here in North Texas it’s been a very warm December. We had a balmy Christmas and even a couple of 80 degree days. That’s just wrong, even for Texas. I miss snow angels and catching snowflakes on my tongue. So we’ll be making it snow in my therapy room the first week of January.
These cute snowmen will be the jumping off point for talking about the winter season.
You’ll Target: Describing, seasonal vocabulary. How does it feel outside when it snows? What are some of the things you can do in the snow? What do you wear when it’s cold?
I have a question about that for you all. Growing up in the Catskill mountains in New York, we wore “ski hats” on our heads to stay warm. My Texas buddies call those “toboggans”. Our toboggan was a long curved sled that went flying down the hill (Fun childhood memories for me). So what do you call those knitted hats?
Do you ever wonder how to use leftover lamination pieces?
I know when I laminate at school, there is always about a foot of unused lamination in the beginning of the run. I save those pieces for this project. It makes a great overlay to paint your snowflakes on. Layer it over a snowman or snow scene and it gives a nice dimensional effect. You can also put a one-foot square piece under each shoe and go “ice skating” on the carpet!
You’ll Target: Categories, describing. Examine the laminate. Is it clear or solid? What else is clear? What is it made of? Name some other items made from plastic.
Snowmen in a snowstorm paintings. Brrr…
Prep the construction paper parts:
For my preschoolers, I pre-cut the scarves from construction paper in several colors so they can choose. Older students can trace and cut out their own if you make a template. Cut out orange triangles for the carrot nose.
Paint your snowman
Dot the “snow” on the laminate.
You’ll Target: Position and quantity vocabulary. Are you working on the top or the bottom? Do you have a few or many? Who has the most dots? The least?
Frame your art.
You’ll Target: Sequence vocabulary, retelling, irregular plural: snowman/snowmen. Tell how you made your snowman. What did you do first, then, last? Are the snowmen all the same? How are they different?
A New Winter Freebie for You
|FREE Who Has a Scarf? Winter Activity|
This activity is wonderful for practicing that tricky initial /sk/ blend. Children answer “Who has a scarf?” or “Who does not have a scarf?” Of course you can target asking and answering who questions and has/have too.
Mix up the fun by laminating the mat and using with dry erase markers, as a smash mat with dough, or with bingo chips. There is also a BW mat included you can color yourself. Pair the mat with the writing page to use in centers or work on literacy skills in therapy.
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Need more winter speech and language activities?
Here are more activities available in my store you may like:
Snowmen at Night Speech Therapy Book Companion
Winter Pronouns: I Like Skating
Winter Speech Therapy Vocabulary Games