Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Let it Snow!

Really what we've got here is rain, and lots of it. Which is good. But snow was our theme for today, and our line-up included:

The Snowy Day
A Hat for Minerva Louise (gotta love that chicken)
Snowmen at Night

On the board, we had a snowman made out of pellon and felt, and we sung (to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot):

I'm a little snowman short and fat.
Here is my scarf and here is my hat.
When the snow is falling come and play.
Build a snowman every day.

We also stood up and sang the classic "Once There Was a Snowman":

Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,
Once there was a snowman, tall, tall, tall.  (Stretch yourself up tall with your arms circled over your head)
In the sun he melted, melted, melted,
In the sun he melted, small, small, small. (Slowly "melt" until you are a puddle on the floor.)

 For our craft we made snowmen out of Chinese take-out boxes. These are very cheap if you buy them from a restaurant supply store like Cash & Carry in Chico. I got 50 for under $6. We decorated the faces with paper eyes, noses, and hats, and the backs with Christmas stickers.

My kids had a choice of a tophat a la Frosty, or a Santa hat with cotton ball trim.What other kind of hat could he have?  Baseball cap, woolly watchcap?  Or how about a snowlady with a snowflake decked chapeau?

These make handy gift boxes or treat containers.

Happy Holidays!  Hope you find some snow so you can make a real snowman!

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