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A Seasonal Change

A Seasonal Change

Winter is here!

Learning about the seasonal changes helps children understand the passage of time and teaches them about change.

Winter is here and as the cold sets in we are delving into different aspects of our current season.

I chose this particular activity to support and develop critical thinking.

Could we build a snowman?

Does it snow on the Gold Coast?

What would it look like if it melted?

Fun Activities

Over the course of the morning all the children were invited to the art & craft station to make their very own snowman.

Through experimentation we shaved some ice but it simply melted before we even had the chance to start.

Critical thinking caps went on and outcomes changed.

Working with what we had; Instead of making a snowman , we decided to make a melted snowman!

Sound interesting? We thought so! We were up for the challenge.

Pivoting Ideas

Seeing as though Ice had been eliminated; we rummaged around  in our art & craft supplies and found some shaving foam & glue.

Mixing these 2 items together gave us the effect of soft fluffy snow.

If you want to try this at home, you’ll need;

  • Spoon
  • Brushes
  • Glue
  • Shaving cream
  • Coloured paper
  • Hole punch
  • Black texta
  • Plain paper

The children used spoons and brushes to spread the snow mix out on to their paper.

Once we had our white blobs, we used coloured paper to cut out a little black top hat and an orange triangle (our carrot nose);

We used a hole punch for the buttons and lastly black texta for eyes ‘n’ mouth.

When the children finished we all walked around and giggled and laughed at how funny the melted snowmen looked.

That’s all for now from Mr John and the Jom- Gwongs.

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