Little Snowflake Activities
When we made Super Simple Songs – Christmas, we were sure to include several songs that you can use even after Christmas is over, so that you wouldn’t have to put your CD away once Christmas has passed.
Little Snowflake is one of those songs. It’s a very gentle and sweet song that you can use to introduce and review parts of the body.
Here are a few simple activities to do along with Little Snowflake:
1) Make Paper Snowflakes
These are really easy to make, and like real snowflakes, every paper snowflake you make will be unique. You can find a very simple how-to guide at Enchanted Learning.
2) Make It Snow!
Give children sheets of white scratch paper and help them tear the paper into many small pieces. Put all of the small pieces into a paper cup, hold the cup up high, and then make it snow by turning the cup over and letting the “snowflakes” fall to the ground. Put all of the pieces of paper back into the cup, counting them as you go. Make it snow again!
3) Falling Snowflakes
This is a classroom activity. Before class, make four snowflakes using white paper. Tape a magnet to the back of each snowflake and put them across the top of the whiteboard. At the bottom of the whiteboard, draw a simple winter scene with a snowman and some trees. On the sides of the whiteboard, draw six to ten evenly spaced dots from the top to the bottom. Divide the class into four teams and have them stand in lines facing the whiteboard. Show the four students at the front of the line a picture card. The first student to name the vocabulary on the card gets to move his team’s snowflake one dot down the whiteboard. Those first four students in the lines move to the back of the lines and the next four students try to name the next card. The first team to have its snowflake reach the ground is the winner. For wrong answers or unruly behavior, the teacher can “blow” a snowflake up one dot!
4) Use Finger Painting, Cotton Balls, and/or Shadow Puppets
Here are some great suggestions from MILK English in Seoul, Korea:
Do you have any other ideas? We’d love to hear from you!