Saturday, January 28, 2017

UNIQUE AS A SNOWFLAKE


Every child is unique and special. From their appearances to their strengths to their personalities, each child is one of a kind and should be celebrated. Since we are still covered in record breaking snow, I thought this would be a great time to do this fun snowflake activity!




Just like our kiddos, every snowflake is unique and one of a kind. While the overall look may be similar, it's the small details that make each one special.


INTRODUCE THIS ACTIVITY BY TALKING ABOUT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SNOWFLAKES

1. What do snowflakes look like?

2. Sometimes we see big fluffy snowflakes, and other times we see little tiny snowflakes. Different storms bring different snowflakes.

3. If we look closely at a snowflake, we can see the tiny details. Each one is a little bit different from the others. They are all unique and special.


TALK ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MAKE EACH OF US UNIQUE

1. Everyone looks uniquely different, and those differences are uniquely and equally beautiful.

2. Everyone has different strengths. Some are great at writing, others are great at arts, and others are great at sports.

3. Everyone has different personalities. Some people are silly, while others are more serious. Some people like to be in the spotlight, and others like to work behind the scenes.


EACH KIDDO MAKES A LIST OF 6 THINGS THAT MAKES HIM/HER UNIQUE & SPECIAL

My kiddos listed things like physical traits, sports, academics, medical situations, and helping others.


PREPARE THE SNOWFLAKES

Here's what you need to make the snowflakes:

3 strips of white cardstock for each student (ours were 8.5 inches by 1.5 inches)
Background paper in any color
Scrapbook scissors
Glitter, sequins, rhinestones, puff paint (any type of decorative pieces)




Give students 3 strips of white cardstock, and allow them to choose a pair of scrapbook scissors. Students will use the scrapbook scissors to trim the edges of the white strips. Depending on your kiddos' ages, they can do this step themselves, or someone can help them (or you can skip this step).




ASSEMBLE THE SNOWFLAKES

Glue the strips of white paper on the background paper to make the snowflake shape. Leave a little space at either the top or the bottom (this is where they will write their names). Glue some kind of embellishment on the center of the snowflake.




When the pieces are dry, the students will write their 6 special traits on the snowflakes. The writing can be done in any color or style.




DECORATE THE SNOWFLAKES

Now it's time to decorate! Use any kind of embellishments or art medium to decorate the snowflakes. Glitter, sequins, rhinestones, puff paint, buttons, or crayons are all great options. Turn on some music, and let the kiddos use their creativity to make their snowflakes uniquely their own :)


This one was done by my 6 year old.




If you do this activity with your kiddos, I would love to hear about! Leave a comment or a picture below :)


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This snowflake craftivity is great way to celebrate all children and promote a positive classroom environment! Great winter activity for character education and art class! Click on the picture to see step by step instructions.


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