Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Inspiring Crafts....SNOWMAN style:)

I have seen many cute paper snowflake snowman crafts out and about....SO....I decided to incorporate a little WHOLE group "Snowflake Snowman" making in Room 21!!! 

I had a couple of ground rules though!! You MUST with FIRST graders, otherwise-CHAOS ensues!!!!

  1. Follow directions.
  2. Make symmetrical folds:)  Getting a little math involved in the literacy activity! 
  3. Make small cuts with careful hands and first grade scissors. (Incorporated a little SHAPE talk...triangles, circles, ovals, hearts, etc.  I also had them predict what they think would happen if they made a cut at the top of the snowflake craft. i.e. It makes the snowflake have a hole in the center. Some did this, others didn't.)
  4. You MUST write your weekly Word Wall Words on the snowflake and any other words off of the Word Wall with a blue crayon. (After all, this is a Literacy Word Work activity:)
Here is our finished product!!! Great practice, great fun and the Firsties LOVED it!!!


  1. Sheri,

    O.M.Gosh! Those are soooo cute! We are going to have to make those...I just pray my 2 that cry all of the time can make it through! =)

    Thank you for the sweet heart note last night! You are a blessing!

    I am still going to give you a shout out and thank you for the sweet award...I am trying to figure out how to go about it since I've gotten more since your's!

    You really do ROCK! =)

    Heather's Heart

  2. CUTE blog. I'm your newest follower! I awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. You can check it out over on my blog. :)
    ♥ Dragonflies in First ♥

  3. Super cute new blog and what an awesome craftivity :) I'm hooked!

    Lisa :) (new follower)

  4. Thanks for all of your sweet comments!!! I'm thrilled that you are enjoying 1stgraderocks and I am loving that you are now following me:) I am now YOUR newest followers:) Thank you soooo much Traci for the Versatile Blogger Award:) I will be posting about it very soon!!! Happy Weekend:)


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