We have been doing a lot of exploring with just play and simple plank boards It has been a fun way to do some hands on out of the box learning. For post of this we made some plank board snowflakes! It was fun to see how creative they can be. Plus this is an easy activity to set up as well.
Each of them made something that was uniquely theirs. That all snowflakes are different.
We talked about how snowflakes are always the same on both sides. This meant that to her no matter what we made it had to look the same. It had to have symmetry. This was also a continuation of our reading the book: Snow (Sunburst Books). We made our first snowflake that fell from the sky. We also looked at some pictures of snowflakes that we got recently to see what we could see about them that was fun.
For the first challenge she took a snowflake from the Snowflake Sensory Bin. She wanted to make one just like it. We pulled out some boards and worked on this project together. She picked out how it should look and I followed her lead in the project.
My challenge to her was to make her own snowflake that was all her and see what she would create. She enjoyed this and took the challenge. We started her layout and had fun and loved every minute of it.
After she had finisher her own snowflake she wanted to decorate it. She picked out pieces she needed to store out from the Snowflake Sensory Bin to help wit her decorating. She made an ABC pattern on the long parts of the snowflake.
This was a totally fun activity for her and me! I love that we created something fun and learned at the same time. Here is a look at our two snowflakes!
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