Hello again! I'm Ayn and I am a Ga. Pre-K teacher, serving 4 and 5 year olds in an inclusive setting. I share my classroom adventures on my blog, little illuminations.
Several years ago, when I taught preschool in New Jersey, we would have snow frequently in the winter. We'd have an initial "SNOW DAY", but a day or two later, the roads were cleared and school would be back in session. Often, we'd have snow on the ground to explore with during recess and nature walks. But here in Georgia, our
"SNOW DAYS" are few and far between. We rarely get enough snow to stick to the ground long enough to make a snowman, and if we do, it's melted before we've even had a chance to return to school.
This year, I planned a "SNOW DAY" ~ a "FAUX SNOW DAY"!!!!!
We ice skated to classical music around our classroom. I gave each student 2 pieces of wax paper, cut in rectangles just about the size of their shoe. We put one piece under each shoe and away we skated! It was a wonderful simulation and allowed us to exercise all those muscles used in "regular" ice skating!
We built a faux snowman. I gave the children a few shape cut outs and they put the snowman together. They added a little "faux snow" fingerprints to complete the scene.
No snow day (or "FAUX SNOW DAY", for that matter), would be complete without a good old fashioned SNOWBALL FIGHT!!! We collected some old paper from our recycling bin and crumpled it up to make snowballs.
Ready, Aim, FIRE!!!!
We squared off girls against the boys and went to town.
Any snowballs that landed were fair game to be used again!
"faux snow" , we all need a snow day every now and then!
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