Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Building Snowmen

As it is unlikely that the children will be able to build their own snowmen outdoors any time soon I thought it would be fun to let them create their own indoor snowmen using a few simple materials. On a plate I gave the children some sticks, buttons, black beans, foam hat shapes and some ribbons together with some small white circular coffee filters. 

 When presented with the plate I asked the children ranging from two years old through to seven years old to create their own snowmen. The older children demonstrated their creative side and set about creating their snowmen, closely watched and then followed by the younger children. The pictures above, from left to right, show the completely independent creations of a seven year old, four year old and two year old. 

The lovely thing about this activity was that children of all ages were able to use the resources in a different way and were all equally proud of their end results, asking me to take a picture of them all so they could save them. 

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