This week, the Kindergarten children embarked on a new group project which is to make a snowman to add to our room’s Christmas theme of Winter Wonderland. So far we’ve made snowflakes, built a Christmas tree and placed fake snow around and on it, crafted Christmas lights, trees, stockings and a wreath. To make our snowman, we placed two different sized boxes on top of each other and used papier-mache to create the round look of a snowman. Once this dried, we painted the snowman white. The children then got creative and crafty and made a beanie, scarf, nose, eyes, mouth, arms and buttons for our snowman. During this whole process, we played Frozen’s “Do you want to build a snowman?” song as per Theia’s request. As soon as the snowman was complete, the excitement level in the Kindergarten room sky rocketed. They could not wait to name and display our creation. Everyone wanted to name our new snowman so we democratically voted for the most liked name. We had a good 15 suggestions but in the end it was a tie between ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Summer’. We ended up combining the two names so now our snowman is called ‘Rainbow Summer’.
Links to the EYLF:
4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as cooperation, confidence, creativity, imagination and enthusiasm
5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of reasons
2.1 Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation