January 12, 2011

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

The eastern part of the United States is blanketed with several feet of snow.  In Texas, even though it is cold, we have had to be content with the few flakes which came down last Sunday.  We didn't even have enough to build a decent snowman!

All of our snow seems to be of the paper variety.  A few weeks ago, I took the grandchildren to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.  One of the exhibits concerned snowflakes. 
At this hands-on area everyone got to make his or her own unique snowflake.

All you had to do was follow the directions for the fold and then your cuts make your snowflake unique.

Kate is as unique as a snowflake.  She wore hers as a hat!

CTP has snowflakes that you can play with....even in Texas!
The snowflake cut-outs come in six styles and in three different sizes.  
The one-inch cut out is perfect to embellish any project. Just sprinkle them here and there like falling snow.

You can use the 6-inch cut out to decorate your student's work on a bulletin board...."Unique Work!"

The jumbo 10-inch cut-outs are perfect for books.

Here are a few books made with the different sizes of cut-outs.

To make this classbook use the 10-inch cut-out. Pair up two children.  Each one writes something that is unique about the other.  Put a picture of the child in the center and sentence below.

 Just like a snowflake
Alyssa is unique because she's a good friend .
by Brianna Gomez
This is a pop-up book. 
The text is on the outside with a surprise inside the book.

are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look what they can do
when they stick together.

This is a step-book that goes with the book Tess Builds a Snowman.
The steps show first, next, then and last.

If you would like to have directions for making pop-up books and step-books as well as many other child-made books check out Bookmaking Bonanza. 

So, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!


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