Printing the snowflakes is a tricky fine motor (hand control) task. I warn the kids that if they want to make special snowflakes they will need to be very careful! I tell them that if they don't think they can be careful then they are allowed to use dots of paint. All the kids usually resolve to be extra careful and try the challenge! I discovered that presenting the challenge this way gets better results from my kiddos who love to rush.
Learning Goals: I can...
- Create a collage
- Create an oval from a rectangle by cutting off corners (this method is used so that the oval stays large and so that the kids learn to differentiate between the different parts of a shape)
- Cut fabric (new materials)
- Print snowflakes