Sunday, January 08, 2012

Snowman Button Counting FREEBIE

Well here's one new years resolution I'm sticking to- posting more freebies! That one about going to the gym at least 3x a week; not so much.

One of the changes I made in my classroom for our winter break return was to have a separate science area and math area during our center play. We do math and science activities during small group time, but I felt that we didn't do enough. So I have used two tables and am now planning a specific science and math activity to put at each table during centers. For our first week back, here were our activities:

Hot Chocolate Counting: use tweezers to apply the correct number of marshmallows in each cup.

Visit TpT or TN to purchase the mug cards. They are included in the winter activity bundle.

Magnetic Pipe Cleaner Bottles: use the magnets to move the pipe cleaners around inside of the bottles.


This week we will have snowman button counting at the math table & our magnetic pipe cleaner bottles again, but with a recording sheet. I have both of these items to share with you!


I could have just made some snowmen on construction paper but then I wouldn't have been able to share them with you! So I made these ones myself. They are missing scarves because that was above my capabilities! You can download for free below.

Snowman Button Counting
 Don't have a Scribd. account? Download from TpT or TN.

You can also download the recording sheet I made for the science center. In order to create these bottles all you need are some pipe cleaners. Cut them in small pieces, fill your bottle, and hot glue the lid on. The students think this is SO NEAT! Download the sheet for free below.

Pipe Cleaner Bottle Recording

If you want to check out some of the other things we did in our classroom this week, head over to my classroom blog by clicking here!

P.S. Don't forget, mine and Julia's giveaway for each our winter units ends on Monday at 3pm central time! Head over to Julia's blog to enter! :)
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11 comments

Julia said...

I love this activity! So stinkin' CUTE!! Thank you!

Julia
Loving & Learning in Pre-K

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Super cute! I need to do the first activity with my 4 year old for sure!!
Jennifer
First Grade Blue SKies

Erin said...

Jennifer I love that you are able to use so many of my activities with your kiddos at home! Glad you both like my snowmen! :)

Ms. Preppy said...

Thank you so much for the freebie! This activity is so perfect for my kindergartners right now!

Caitlin
Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

Mrs. Russell's Class said...

Those mug cards are so cute! Thanks for the ideas!

Meredith said...

Thank you so much for the freebies! I have had this big bag of buttons laying around and keep meaning to create an activity for the buttons-now I don't have to! These ideas are perfect for my kinders!
Keen on Kindergarten

Lisa Lizak and Beth Wright said...

This is so adorable! I love how unique it is, I haven't seen anything like it :) Great job :)

Lisa :)
Made in the Shade in Second Grade

Crayons and Curls said...

Love these freebies! Thank you for sharing! I am heading over to your TN store to check out your Winter unit! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Stacy said...

I love your blog! I gave you an award! Hop over to check it out!
2nd Grade Paradise

Abby said...

Thanks for sharing! The buttons one is perfect for my Preschool students!

Ruth Morgan said...

Hi, I mentioned and linked your activity in my blog, and also created a Smartboard activity to go with it.

Your snowmen are perfect-- simple, connected to learning, fun, and easier for my kids to do than other activities.

http://chapelhillsnippets.blogspot.com/2012/01/counting-snowman-buttons-low-tech-and.html

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