Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Look at Frosty Go!

Preschoolers love snow!  I loved making snowmen with my boys when they were little.  Creating a 'Snowman Box' can help make your time in the snow more fun with your child.  I did this with my boys because it seemed like when it snowed we were constantly running in and out looking for eyes, nose, hats and scarves for our snowmen. Someone usually ended up frustrated, exhausted and near tears (oh, that may have been me!)

*Find a box or storage tub for your snowman supplies.

*Next time you are at a craft store or supercenter buy some fake carrots. If you are really feeling creative buy an assortment of fake fruits or vegetables.  Strawberry eyes, grapes for a mouth.  Open your imagination.

*Toss in mismatched gloves, hats and scarves that are not worn anymore.  Have an old tablecloth, blanket or sheet?  Tear or cut long wide strips for a scarf. 

*Before you take clothes to the thrift store, keep some shirts, sweaters, old shoes, neckties and jewelry (be on the look out for  Mardi Gras beads.  Big and colorful!  The perfect accessory for the put together snowgirl!)

*Put in some sticks for the arms.

*Store the box in a spot that is easy to grab when it snows!  Make sure everything is dry when you pack it away.

You and your child can really get creative with your snowman. I am sure you can come up with many things to put in your snowman box.  Look for things in the garage-sports equipments, backpacks to add to your snowman. It's a long winter here in central Illinois so make the most of it and have fun.

Want to do more?  Have your child dictate/write a story about their snowman.  Type up and add to their storybook.

Looking for more winter fun? You can also create an ice sculpture.  For more information http://metamoracommunityprek.blogspot.com/2010/01/ice-ice-baby.html

Don't forget the hot chocolate when you are finished!

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