It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sound familiar? Are you able to guess the title of the song? Indeed, the season we’ve been waiting all year long for has finally arrived! It’s an exciting time for the children, what with the lights, parties, markets and countdowns; not to mention gifts and blessings for those marking the occasion. We are sure adults feel likewise !
This month’s Montessori at Home activity is a countdown craft project. This practical craft has many underlying concepts such as number recognition and counting that children will learn in the process and reinforce. Writing skills are also required and it is a way to encourage children to write with pleasure and joy.
Frosty Snowman Craft Countdown
- White toilet roll/paper towel core (to be pre-cut by an adult)
- Magazine paper (snowman’s hat)
- Cutting tools (pen knife, scissors)
- Markers (black and orange)
- Optional: glue, string
Cut through the pre-cut cores.
Chain the cores by stretching open and hook them onto each other.
Cut the snowman’s hat out of magazine paper. Adults may assist the child in drawing and cutting the hat out.
Attach the hat onto the first core either by pasting or you can also make an incision in the middle of the core and insert through it. Draw the snowman’s facial features with the markers.
Write numbers 1 to 25. On the other side, you may opt to write in another language or leave it blank.
Hang up the completed snowman and remove one core as each day passes!
There you have it! Let’s countdown to the days to Christmas and the New Year together! You may also use a similar idea to countdown to any special occasions that your child is looking forward to. Most importantly, enjoy the process with your child and spending the quality time together!
Season’s Greetings from the House on the Hill team!