Gloves, Gloves, Gloves
(tune: Three Blind Mice)
Gloves, gloves, gloves,
Gloves, gloves, gloves.
I'm in love, with my gloves.
They are what I like to wear,
Especially in the cold, cold air,
I like to take them everywhere
Gloves, gloves, gloves.
Mittens & Hats
Cut sponges into mitten and hat shapes. Use a clothspin to create handles.
Provide trays with paint on them. Have children dip the sponges in the paint and creating prints on construction paper.
Need: Brown, black paint, white paper, eyes. pom pom,glue
Take the child's shoe off and, put brown paint on
the bottom of their foot and place the painted foot on construction
paper, clean the foot off. Then put black paint on the child's hands
and place at the top of their footprint. Place their hand on top to
make antlers. When the paint has dried put glue where the eyes and
nose will go so the child can place the eyes and pom pom on. Contributed By: Jennifer
Need: Floral wire, Large open pine cone--one for each
child, Peanut butter, Bird seed, Plastic bag--one for each child
Tie the floral wire around and close to the inside of the
top ring of the pine cone. Give each child a pine cone.
Spread peanut butter on the pine cone and then roll, or
gently shake in a container, of bird seed. Provide
plastic baggies for child to transport bird feeder home.
Contributed By: Sue
I'm a Little
(tune: I'm a Little Teapot)
I'm a little ice cube, frosty and square,
I make things icy cold everywhere.
If it gets too warm, I better watch out,
"Cause I will melt, there is no doubt.
Ice Cube Painting
The day before place water in ice cube trays.
Cover the tray with aluminum foil. Cut small slits in the foil and
place ice cream sticks or craft sticks through the slits in the foil
covering the ice cube trays.
Give the children heavy paper with powdered
tempera paint sprinkle on it. Have the children run their ice cubes
over the powdered tempera paint. Lay folded paper towels on the table
for the children to lay their ice cubes onto.
Ice Cube Racers
Use food coloring to make
different colors of water. Place the colored water into ice cube
trays. Set up an ice cube race track by placing a smooth board on a
chair. Set out the ice cubes. Let the children choose their ice cube,
put it at the top of the race track and watch it race down to the bottom.
Falling Down (move hands, like falling snow)
Quietly, quietly (move finger to mouth-sh)
It covers the ground (move hands back and forth
Snow On The Roof
Give each child a piece of paper with the shape
of a house drawn on it.
Lay out small containers of glue with paint
brushes. Have the children dip the paint brush into the glue and
brush the glue on the roof and along the ground of their picture.
Give the children cotton balls to place onto the
rooftop and along the ground of their papers for snow.
Need: glitter, meat foam trays (can use wax
Have the children make a design with glue on the
meat foam tray. Sprinkle glitter over the glue, being careful to keep
the glitter away from eyes. Let the glue day (24 to 48 hours). Lift
the decorations from the tray and attach a piece of yarn. Ready to
hang on a tree!
Place snow in the sand/water table
with buckets, measuring spoons, and small shovels. If they want to
let them wear mittens while they play.
Give each child a plastic
container. Have the children fill the containers with snow. Let them
bring the containers inside and place them around the room. Have the
children check their containers periodically to see what is happening
to their snow. What is snow made of?
Make gelatin. Distribute styrofoam
cups to the children. Pour 1/2 cup of gelatin into the individual
cups. Let each child add marshmallows to his/her own gelatin cup,
counting as he/she puts them in. Let the gelatin harden in a
refrigerator. Then enjoy the gelatin as a snack.
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