Followers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Create a Snowman bowling game from recyclables

Aren't these cute little snowmen?

Every week my girls go through these Danimals smoothies like crazy!

And every week they make their way to the recycling bin...but not this week! This week 10 of them turned into a sweet little snowmen bowling game.

Simple to do...just wash, dry and use permanent markers to add on the facial features, buttons, colour the top for the hat, add on arms or any way you want to decorate them.


When finished adding the snowman features, set all 10 up by placing one in the front, the next row has two, the third row has 3 and the last row has 4.

Now crumble a large piece of paper up to be the "snowball" bowling ball and toss away.

You can also try stacking them. A different way to play and a great way to build fine motor muscles and hand eye coordination.



Tired of bowling? Line them all up for a fun math activity.
Try one of these poems to work on Math skills.

10 Happy Snowmen (Tune 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed...original author unknown)
10 Happy snowmen riding on a sled,
1 fell off and bumped his head.
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said,
"no more snowmen riding on the sled"!

(Continue down to 0)

No happy snowmen riding on a sled,
None fell off to bump their heads.
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said,
"Put those snowmen back on the sled"!

10 Little Snowmen (tune Mary had a Little Lamb...original author unknown)
10 Little snowmen dancing all around, dancing all around, dancing all around,
10 Little snowmen dancing all around, then the sun came out and one melted to the ground.

Continue until all the snowmen have melted. Then if you want for the last line you can say, "don't worry...they'll all be back tomorrow".