Winter Prek Theme...Snow, Penguins, Polar Bears
Polar bear themed book activity and snack for Polar Bear, Polar Bear? What Do You Hear by Bill Martin Jr.
Painted Polar Bear Art Project
Snowman Hole Punch Counting
Puffy Snowflake Paintings - In a bowl, mix equal parts salt and self-rising flour. Add food coloring if desired. Add enough water to make consistency of pancake batter. Pour into empty (clean) bottle for dispensing. Make designs on thick card stock/cardboard (?) then microwave for 30 seconds - dries and puffs! :)
It's always fun to add paint in the mix to teach math! We are practicing writing and counting numbers 1-20, and today our focus number was 12. We made a snowman craft to practice these skills. We sponge painted the snowmen in the morning and then wrote the numbers and added detail in the afternoon, when the paint was dry. Here are the steps: Step 1: Sponge paint 12 circles standing on top of each other to resemble a long snowman body. :) Step 2: Let snowmen dry.
Snow playdough recipe Here’s the no cook snow play dough recipe: 2 cups corn flour 1 cup salt 1 1/2 cups boiling water 2 tablespoons cream of tartar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil silver glitter Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until your dough forms – then you’re done and ready to play. And what do you make with a snow playdough recipe? Snowmen of course!
Simple penguin cookies. 2 Oreos (twisted open: 2 frosted sides for face & belly. 1 unfrosted side broken in 1/2 for wings), 2 mini m's for eyes, and 1 gummy orange slice (cut in 1/2 lengthwise, then cut -with clean scissors- that portion in 1/2 for feet, use other portion and snip a triangular beak). Easy and cute. My 2nd graders had trouble twisting the Oreos w/out breaking them, but we're creative in their 'repairs'.