Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Build a Snowman


Check out our indoor snowman! 


This is a great language building activity for my tot.  While he moves around all the pieces I say the names of the colors, shapes and/or body parts.  He loves testing out this new vocabulary by repeating the words back to me.  


To turn this fun felt board activity into a learning experience for my preschooler, I created an emergent reader.  This is the first reader I made for her, so it was definitely a learning experience.  Next time I think I'll scale back a little.  I included sight words, color words, shapes, numbers and clipart to cut out and paste.

 
Once she got to work on the book, I knew it was a little too much for her to handle on her own.  But as always, she amazes me!  We worked together to assemble the book.  Then I guided her the first time through reading the book.  Now she proudly reads this book all by herself!


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27 comments:

  1. I LOVE it!! Its HUGE! I think I will be makingone this week as well! thanks for the idea!!!!

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  2. Great ideas! I love the "reader" idea! What all did you include in the book? My four year old may be ready for this too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Trina! The reader I created was a little confusing for my preschooler to put together, so I decided not to share it here on my blog. I might try to revamp it if I have time and share it in a future post. Thanks for your interest!

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  3. Love your felt snowman and using it to teach body parts. I never thought of that. Also, congrats on your 2nd time being featured on my linky! Thanks for linking up to Thinky Linky Thursday again!
    Lori @ Cachey Mama’s Classroom

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    1. I didn't plan to teach my tot body parts, colors or shapes with this activity, but while my tot played with the felt pieces I just said these words and he repeated after me. I love teachable moments!

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  4. Matilda is too young for this at 9 months ;) But this is an awesome idea!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Your daughter will be a the perfect age for this activity next year!

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  5. This is great! What a fun winter activity!

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  6. Fun!!! We did this too, only I didn't post it, lol. I put a BIG piece of felt on my son's wall in his room and just laid out all the pieces at night - in the morning he was having fun putting them up on the wall and came running downstairs to tell us (mom and dad) there was a snowman in his room! So cute!!! Stopping by from TGIF!

    ~Bekah @SonshineTotSchool.blogspot.com

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  7. What fun!!! We love snowmen. Visiting from TGIF. I'd love to invite you to link up with us for Fun Stuff Fridays. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/01/fun-stuff-fridays-7.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I linked up to Fun Stuff Friday!

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  8. Don't you LOVE felt?? I made the felt snowman last month (thanks for reminding me to get it back out!) but ours is smaller..I love your big one! A big one would be really great in a classroom. Thanks again for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

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  9. Super cute felt snowman - felt is so wonderfully versatile! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great week,
    Beth =-)

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    1. I looove using felt for kid projects! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Love it!! Yours looks much better than the one I did this week. Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!

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  11. I love how big it is! I'm going to have to break out the felt and make one of these for our household, I think. Thanks for the inspiration.


    Stopping by (and now following!) from The Usual Mayhem, via Fun Stuff Friday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope your kids enjoy this activity as much as my tot and preschooler did!

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  12. I love this idea... and I love felt :) Thanks so much for sharing this at Sharing Saturday.

    ~MiaB
    www.mamamiasheart2heart.com

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  13. Stopping by from Teach Me Tuesday....

    Snowman and felt.... 2 of my favorites! We painted some snowmen today. I think we'll build some snowmen tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by! Painting snowmen sounds like fun too!

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  15. What a fantastic learning activity- it's on my to do list and pinned it ;-) Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Pinterest!

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  16. This. Is. Awesome!!! I plan on doing it with my toddlers and preschoolers--I love activities that overlap the ages!! I'm so glad you shared it on Teach Me Tuesday!

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