Monday, March 8, 2010
During the summer, I found these snowflakes at a yardsale. I put them away and just recently remembered that I had them! Though we haven't gotten much snow in our neck of the woods, I figured we better use these now, while it is still considered "Winter."
LM knows his letters pretty well, but mostly Capital letters. I thought I'd write all the lower case letters on the snowflakes so we could start learning and practicing these as well.
We started with a - e and put the others aside. We took turns throwing the snowflakes up in the air and watching them land. After it "snowed," I had LM look at the snowflakes that had landed face up, and tell me what letter it was.
- If you don't have packaged snowflakes like these ones, you could maybe just cut out white circles and call them snowballs!
- If your child knows all the letters well, use all 26 snowflakes and have a real blizzard!
- You could write anything on the snowflakes: letters, numbers, shapes, words, colors....whatever it is your child is learning.
- Add some fun to your letter blizzard! Put on a beanie and some mittens and then drink hot chocolate afterwards!