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!!!!
- Follow directions.
- Make symmetrical folds:) Getting a little math involved in the literacy activity!
- 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.)
- 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!!!