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Torn Paper Snow Pictures

Supply the children with a full sheet of blue paper and half sheet of white paper. Ask them to make a winter scene by tearing pieces of the white paper and gluing them onto the blue paper. Small amounts of other colored paper may be used.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Torn Paper Igloos

Supply the children with a full sheet of blue paper and half sheet of white paper. Ask them to make an igloo by tearing pieces of the white paper and gluing them onto the blue paper.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Torn Paper Polar Animals

Supply the children with a full sheet of blue paper and half sheet of white paper. Ask them to make polar bear or penguin by tearing pieces of the white paper and gluing them onto the blue paper. Small amounts of other colored paper may be used.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Sticker Art

Supply the children with stickers of polar animals and have them place them on a piece of white paper to make a polar scene.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Stamp Art

Supply the children with stamps of polar animals and have them make a polar scene with the stamps.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Paint Like a Polar Animal

Supply the children with paper and paint and have the children paint like a seal or penguin might paint. You may want to have them put a pair of clean socks on their hands to help them imagine not having fingers to use.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Sponge Art

Supply the children with sponges of polar animals and paint and have them make a polar scene with them.

~Submitted by Tammy in NC

Polar Bear Picture

Print out a color picture of a polar bear. Glue fat balls (cotton balls) to him to keep him warm. Then glue fur on (white precut yarn or coconut. Glue the bears to a blue paper first then let them glue sugar cubes for ice caves as well.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Igloos in the Snow

Give each child a white paper circle and scissors. Have the children cut the circle in half. They no have two igloos. Paste the igloos on a light blue sheet of paper. With a black crayon, color the opening of the igloo. Children with fairly good fine motor skills may want to draw black lines representing the individual ice blocks in the igloo. Use white chalk for coloring snow at the bottom of the paper. *When telling the children about igloos, it is important to tell them that most Eskimo people do not live in igloos. Igloos are only built in northern Alaska when there is not any wood or stones to be found.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Dog Sleds

There are many people who travel by dog sled in Alaska. There are several breeds of dogs that are used. Two of the most popular are the Alaskan Malamute and the Siberian Husky. Both These animals carry their tails curled up to keep them from becoming hardened with frozen snow. The teams of dogs is harnessed by two's to the sled, with one dog as the leader. Five to nine dogs are usually used. Give each of the children a dittoed picture of a dog sled. Eliminate the dog's tails. Have the children color in the dog;s tails curling around to their backs.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Stuffed Kodiak Bear and Polar Bear

Use brown bags and white bags. Cut two bear shapes for each child. Staple the bear shapes together along the edge, leaving the top of the head open. Have the children stuff the bears with newspaper or tissue paper. After the bears are stuffed, staple the top of the heads shut. Add facial features with a block crayon. Some children can use the brown grocery bags and make Kodiak bears and the other children can use the white bags to make polar bears. You can also staple a brown bear to a white bear and make a reversible Kodiak/Polar Bear.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Mini Igloo

Tape or staple an upside down paper bowl (igloo) and a small paper cup or toilet paper roll (door) to a paper plate. Spread on a thin paste made of Ivory soapflakes or detergent and water and let it harden.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare

Igloo Model

Mix up whipped snow recipe but use less water so the mixture is thicker. Tape small shoebox and a toilet paper tube together to make igloo shape. Let the children spread the whipped snow around the structure thickly piling it up for the dome look. Be sure to leave a hole for the tunnel opening.

~Submitted by Cheryl's Sweethearts ChildCare



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