I give credit for using reinforcement holes to construct a snowman to my fellow teacher Anita. Mrs. Kosack's has lots of cute ideas for her kindergartners. I've used reinforcement holes in the past for the various shapes, but this is just too cute. I revamped her concept with this idea just in time for 100 Day!
- Run off the 5x7 circle template on blue construction paper, or if you want your picture’s background bigger like mine, make circle templates from a file folder and students can trace larger banner-size backgrounds, or a room helper can have these traced for younger students. Make sure to remind students if they are tracing that they need to leave a gap in between the circles.
- Students or a room helper can punch the mini dots or you can use micro sticker dots for this part.
- If you opt to use the hole punched dots, put a dollop of glue on a paper plate. Using a toothpick, students put tiny dots of glue on their picture. Using a different toothpick, they put the smallest dot of glue on the tip, to pick up their mini dots on the edge of the circle, and then press them on the little glue specks.
- You can keep things simple for younger students and have them just follow the circle outlines and make only a reinforcement hole snowman. They can then add details with colored chalk.
- You can also stop with the micro dots as shown in the photo, or turn this into a 100-Day activity, and have students dip the end of their pencil into a tiny amount of white paint. Press the eraser on the blue background to make 26 snowflakes.
- If you’ve followed the amount of dots and reinforcement holes used on my picture they will equal 74. 74 + 26 snowflakes will give students 100 dots to spot!
- These look nice hung on an aluminum foil background on your bulletin board, or punch a hole in either corner, add a yarn tie and hang back-to-back from the ceiling or in a row along the top wall in your hallway. Brrr-illiant!
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