Rip and tear activities are a super-fun way to help strengthen children's finger muscles. Completed craftivities look like a mosaic and make awesome bulletin boards.
Make a cute winter bulletin board, or locker decoration, with these snowman name stackers, which will help little ones with name identification, as well as a shape review of circles, squares and rectangles.
Recylce paper garbage by making "Stuffy" the trash bag snowman, as a classroom decoration, which will help students practice fine and gross motor skills.
Packet includes 3 mitten Venn diagrams including 1 where students compare and contrast 2 animal characters from the story The Mitten.
Run the mitten pattern off on a variety of colors of construction paper. I wanted mine to have a red mitten with a green cuff + a green mitten with a red cuff, so I ran off two of each page (one on red and one on green). Laminate, trim and then cut the cuffs off so that you create puzzles for a Magic e Mitten Matching Game.
Students choose either a mitten or snowman pattern; trace it onto a wordy section of the newspaper, and trim. Children guess-timate how many S's or Mm's they will find and write that information on the matching recording sheet. Students circle the letters and count them as they go and then fill in the rest of their recording sheet.
Students can draw in their own snowman face, or color my pattern. To turn these into dry erase "boards" cut squares out of glossy photo paper. Each student needs 4 to glue on top of the squares on their place value snowman.
Run off the mitten template on a variety of colors of construction paper. Children choose one; teacher paints their hand white and presses it to the center of the mitten. Pulled cotton, glued on the cuff, adds the finishing touch. You could also write students' names in glitter. These make a vibrant bulletin board or winter boarder.
Your students will enjoy making these snowmen with a moveable carrot nose. Choose whatever standard you want your kiddo's to work on: upper and lowercase letter identification, counting by 1's, skip counting by 2's, 3's, 5's or 10's, or use on your December or January calendar to countdown the days. These are a great way to whole-group assess as well. Students could also partner up and quiz each other.