Tuesday, December 21, 2010

January Art Activities

As crazy as December is...as a teacher you have to start planning for January.  In January, there are a ton of fun things to do with the new year, snow, snowman, and winter.  Here are some fun projects we do in my classroom (and in most of the classrooms on my grade level).


Q-tip Snowflake
We write this poem on the back (on lined paper)
Snowflake, snowflake
Falling down
On the trees
And on the ground.











 Magically Appearing Picture
This magically appearing snow scene can be made by mixing 3 parts of Epsom salt  with 1 part of water.  Stir really well! Use a paint brush to create a winter scene and wait for it do dry to see your picture!





 Marshmallow Snowman
The marshmallow snowman's body is made by dipping a large marshmallow into white paint.  The buttons and face are made by dipping a small marshmallow into black paint.  The accessories are made out of paper.

4 comments:

Teacher Stuff said...

Very cute ideas! I told myself I wasn't going to look or think of school stuff over vacation, but I can't help it! I will plan the marshmallow art for the week we get back! We don't get snow where we are, but we are sure going to read about it!

Rachelle and Brian said...

No snow!?!@?@! Oh my goodness, we have a foot of snow just from this week! :) You will want to spread out the snowman over 2 or 3 days, because the paint must dry. Have a great holiday!

-Rachelle
www.whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

So cute!

stoneyjewels said...

My first graders love this project! We also create 3-D snowmen with the marshmallows and pretzel sticks. It's so fun to see how they manage to get them together. And the best part is eating them up of course!

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