I’m so excited to share what my students have been doing this week-They’ve been busy glitzing up their vocabulary by creating these glamorous snow globes. The best part? They were completely free to make (and will be for you)!
While visiting Pinterest, I saw these cute snow globes but needed an activity to go along with them. My students have already been working on synonyms, so this was the perfect activity to carry some of those skills over.
First, you’ll need a few Starbucks dome lids-the kind that you order with frappuccinos. Since you’re there, don’t forget to grab a grande Peppermint Mocha while they still have it =). At my amazing Starbucks, when I mentioned I worked in a school and needed these lids for a craft, they gave them to me for free. Yippee!!!
Then, gather your supplies:
*hot glue gun (for Starbucks lids)
*snow globe base
*snow globe background
Next, have the students cut out the snowman and glue it on the snow globe background.
Now for the fun part-have the students decorate their snowmen with markers, glitter, stickers or stamps. I brought snowflake stamps and the kids had a blast stamping and pour glitter all over the place. I’m sure people are still secretly laughing at me because of the amount of glitter on my face. =).
Next, lay out synonym words and have students try to find the words that match. There are five of each included. For example, if the student’s word is “hungry” they need to find “starving,” “craving,” “famished” and “ravenous.”
For more advanced students, see if they can arrange them in order of intensity.
Have your students arrange their words in the snow globe or on the base.
Last, you (not the students) hot-glue the dome lid onto the snow globe background. Bea…u…ti…ful!!!
They’re starting to fill out my winter bulletin board!
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