We've been learning about weather and seasons since August (I wish I could say all 19 kindergartners grasp the concept by now). This week we were learning about snow, different snow activities, that it's precipitation etc. and we made these cute and kind of crazy snowflakes that I wanted to share.
We started out with this paper that instantly drew a "Wow!" from my students.
Then the kids traced one of their hands four times to make a plus sign type of pattern and cut it out. The cutting out was a challenge.
The best part, of course, was decorating the "snowflakes" with glitter (TONS of it), glitter glue, and tinsel.
Our classroom tables are still covered with glitter and glue, just the way kindergarten tables should be, and I'm still finding tinsel on the floor. The kids enjoyed the activity so much though and our lovely snowflakes hanging from the ceiling give a magical feel to our classroom. Letting them get creativie is always worth the mess.