It’s been quite the whirlwind week filled with fun and tons of activity. Monday night I attended a Beauty & the Beast screening (Run to see it this weekend!). Tuesday was a cozy family snow day. It was the first time ever that Scott’s office was officially closed. Wednesday I was extremely happy to send both kids back to school. Ian came home from school with what might be my favorite art project ever!
I love that a simple household item —a clear plastic plate —turns a snow globe into a 3D child’s masterpiece.
I asked his teachers for the how to directions and here’s what they told me:
“In class we were learning about descriptive writing and how good writers use their five senses to help them describe objects and people. The students did an awesome job pretending they were stuck in a snow globe and imaging what they would hear, see, taste, feel and smell.
We found a template for the base of the snow globe where they were able to write their descriptions.
Once they were finished with their writing, we took a photo of each child wearing their jackets and whatever accessories they wanted to include. We instructed them to think of a pose pretending if they were stuck in a snow globe. Some students pretended they were banging on the glass to get out. Some held their hands out to catch snowflakes. We encouraged them to get creative.
Next we cut blue construction paper in the shape of a snow globe. We pasted their writing on the bottom and their pictures of them in the globe.
Then they drew pictures of what they wrote about.
Hot glue was used to secure a clear plastic plate to the top of the globe over their drawings. (You can even insert confetti, glitter, cotton balls, laundry detergent, etc to look like snow).
The snow globes were so much fun to make and such a great winter activity!”
While I do not want to build a snowman, I am so happy that Ian’s teachers worked with his class to preserve this winter. This snow globe will be a piece of artwork that I save and treasure.
This better be the end of snow for this winter (although I still wouldn’t be surprised if it snowed this summer after the bizarre global warming we have experienced). I want all the snow to melt and disappear and for it to feel like spring. This could be a fun project for your family to preserve this final snowfall of this season or to file it away until next winter.