If you don’t already know this, I live in Florida. So I’m sitting over here saying “Winter, what’s winter??” My students are probably thinking the same thing! Every January I try and explain winter to my kiddos. Usually I have a student or two who has visited or has relatives who live someplace cold. A few of them will even let me know they’ve seen snow! With all that being said, I try to make our “winter” in Florida a fun one because they aren’t really getting the full winter experience by living here.
This winter, I went a little craft crazy! We had several rainy days over the last 3 weeks where we were stuck inside. If that had been snow, we could’ve at least gone outside and played in it! But rain, yuck!
After reading The Mitten, we decorated our own little mittens…just for fun! I found these on clearance at Target and figured I’d just put them away for a rainy day. My plan worked out! They had a grand ‘ol time coloring with markers and adding glitter!
Next up was drawing, coloring, and using watercolors to make snowglobe pictures! I found this activity from First Grade Blue Skies. I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun the children had creating their snowglobe image and then painting it! We did the writing page that’s included that says “In my snowglobe, I see…” and I attached it to their cutout snowglobe. (Of course, I don’t have much space to hang things so I’m still working on getting them hung up and then I’ll take a photo of the finished products!)
Tacky the Penguin is one of my favorite books to read each winter! I’ve had this little craft in my files since I was student teaching, and I use it every year! The children create their own Tacky with a variety of pieces. Then, we add a little white paint with a sponge. I always jazz it up with some silver glitter at the end!
🍎🍏 It's my favorite time of year!! 🍎🍏Rosh Hashanah starts tonight which is the Jewish New Year. ✡️ One of the foods we eat on this holiday is apples dipped in honey. So we have apples galore in our home right now!!Apple activities were always my favorite to do in the classroom too! This All About Apples resource was always a hit with my kindergarten kids. 🍎🍏 bit.ly/applespack... See MoreSee Less
Favorite art supply?? Markers!!✨️I used to always let my students use markers when we did handwriting. It just makes it more fun!! At home, my daughter was practicing with my Ways to Show Numbers pages and grabbed her Magic Stix markers by TPG Creations ✨️ These markers are the best!!! They get used constantly in our home and the ink lasts for so long! ... See MoreSee Less
Working on number sense? My Ways to Show Numbers 1-10 resource got a little glow up recently! Full page and half sheet are both included now.My daughter tried them out and loved them, so they are 5 year old approved!bit.ly/shownumbers... See MoreSee Less
There's just something about a calendar and some good pens that gets me in the mood to plan and organize!Sound off in the comments with your favorite brand/type of pen!I've actually been loving the Paper Mate colored mechanical pencils.Calendars: bit.ly/monthlyteachercalendars... See MoreSee Less