stART: "A Winter Day" by Douglas Florian

For stART this week,
we are still focusing on our snow theme,
so I read the kiddos
"A Winter Day" by Douglas Florian.
Here is the page of the book
in which the kids make a snowman.

So, we had to make our own kind of snowman.

I also wanted to incorporate
some math and fine motor skills work into this activity,
and I think we managed that rather nicely.
For fine motor skills, I had the kiddos color THIS snowman page.
(Little Wild Man didn't want to participate at first, scribbling in a hurry,
so I gave him another sheet. He did much better.
I normally AM NOT a stickler for "staying in the lines,"
but we were practicing fine motor skills, which he is FULLY capable of doing!)

After the coloring was complete, the kiddos glued button noses on their snowmen...
and created a pattern with pom poms on their scarves (sneaky math!).
Baby Girl's Snowman
Little Wild Man's Snowman
Later, I cut out the snowmen
and slapped a popcicle stick on the back
to make puppets for the kiddos.

(Why, I was also able to get some creative play out
of this activity too!)
Side Note:
When I pulled out the book to read it,
I found I had stuffed this cartoon clipping in the pages.

A picture's worth a thousand words...

Please check out other fun art and story ideas
at stART!


  1. This is so cute, I love the pom pom scarves! Thank you for linking up to stART and sharing you wonderful story and art project :0)

  2. This is so cute! I love how you incorporated some math into it with the pom pom scarves!

  3. Thanks for the link to the snowman, that's a great pattern making activity. Math is so much more fun, when you don't know you're doing it. :)

  4. I love the picture of two kids with their snowmen - they look so proud. It's a great project, and I also liked how you fit some math in.

  5. Pom Poms are so much fun for kids. They did a good job with the patterns. I also love the button noses.

  6. So cute! Love the sneaky maths! They did a great job.

  7. Very cute! The kids all love pom pom art!