In this craft project, students will learn about the many different adjectives used to describe snow before creating and describing their own snowmen. This lesson can be used as a fun culmination of a unit on the parts of speech.
What You Need:
- 11- by 17-inch blue construction paper, one sheet per student
- 8.5- by 11-inch black construction paper, one sheet per student
- A classroom set of Adjective Snowflakes cutouts (PDF)
- A classroom set of A-Swirl in Adjectives Nameplates (PDF)
- A classroom set of Snowman Templates (PDF)
- Glue sticks
- Markers and crayons
What You Do:
- As a class, come up with a list of adjectives related to snow. Write these adjectives on a white board or easel so your students can refer back to the list.
- Distribute the snowflake cutouts to your students. Help each student record five additional adjectives, either new words or those from your class list, to describe snow and wintertime.
- Hand out a snowman template, an "A-Swirl in Adjectives" nameplate, and one sheet each of blue and black construction paper to every student.
- Have your students cut the blue construction paper into dome shapes, as shown. The blue construction paper will be the main part of a snowglobe shape.
- Have the students make a snowglobe base from the black construction paper and the "A-Swirl in Adjectives" nameplate, as shown.
- Have the students cut out the snowman template and glue it onto the blue construction paper.
- Have students cut out the snowflakes with their adjectives inside and glue these around the snowman.
- Once the glue is dry, your students can decorate their snowmen with scarves, buttons, and faces using the markers and crayons.