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Cotton Ball Rabbits

Cotton Ball Rabbits

For this cute little rabbit you will need a cotton ball, two q-tips, a little pink or black pom pom for the nose, and two googly eyes. Cut the q-tips in half so that you can use two halves for the ears and two for the feet.  Glue all the pieces together to make a cute little rabbit.  These were a bit too difficult for the younger children to make because the pieces are small and hard to work with….

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Snowy Owls

Snowy Owls

After reading Owl Moon by Jane Yolen , we made this easy paper plate owl. I used two paper plates per owl. I cut one plate in half and stapled the pieces to the uncut plate like in the picture. We added eyes and a beak (I cut mine from construction paper) and we had a beautiful snowy owl!  I hung the owls around the classroom while the children were outside. When they came in, I left the lights off…

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Ice Cube Painting

Ice Cube Painting

These were a big hit and the pictures they made are very pretty. To make the ice cubes, I filled a regular ice cube tray with water and squeezed a different color of washable tempera paint into each cube. Then I popped them in the freezer. When they were frozen, I gave each child a piece of white paper on a tray and two colored cubes of their choice.  They really enjoyed mixing the colors and feeling the ice cubes,…

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Ice Play

Ice Play

The children have continued to be interested in arctic animals. We have been watching some great videos of penguins and polar bears on YouTube. Because we live in such a warm area, I was having trouble explaining to these little ones just how cold the snow and ice in the videos is. To help them understand, we created our own arctic area in the sensory tubs. After filling the tubes with water, I added big ice cubes that I had…

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Are you taller than a penguin?

Are you taller than a penguin?

I drew a life sized penguin on a large piece of easel paper and hung it up in the classroom. I based its hieght on the Adelie penguin which is about 28 inches tall.  The children took turns standing next to the penguin to see if they are taller than it. It turns out that everyone in our class is taller than an Adelie penguin! Pin It

Penguin Prints

Penguin Prints

The children in our class are very interested in polar animals, particularly penguins. We made our own penguins today by dipping potatoes in black paint and pressing them onto white paper. Before beginning this activity, I cut a potato in half lengthwise and cut some circles out of construction paper to use for the penguin’s belly.  After making the potato print with the potato, the children added the construction paper bellies.  They used orange paint to make fingerprint feet and…

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