Snow People Homework

I love family art projects!  Let’s be clear – some children do the work and for other families the child does very little of the work.  So you might ask – why send it home?  I have been doing family art projects for many, many years.  One of the benefits I see is parent/child engagement.  It is a fun and engaging way for parents to work with their children.  It is often less stressful than regular homework and I have heard back over and over again how much the family enjoys it.  So I make it very clear – this is a “family” art project!!  I have included downloads for you with a snow person template and an example of a letter to send out.

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Comments

  1. How fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Room 114 says:

    I LOVE the idea of a family art project. It’s a great break from the usual worksheet homework. Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa
    http://stories114.blogspot.com/

  3. I have a similar activity on my blog! 🙂
    Come by for a visit! 🙂
    http://crayonscurls.blogspot.com/2012/01/snowmen-freebie-and-award.html
    Cheryl
    Crayons and Curls

  4. Barbara says:

    I really like this, I think I’ll give it a try. Thank you.
    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful

  5. Mrs. Davis says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to complete this project with my kinder kiddos next week!

  6. Miss says:

    I’ve always been intrigued by ‘family art projects’ like these but have never tried it. Is it assigned as compulsory homework? Do you find that there are families who just don’t do it or does everyone participate? Would definitely like to try this one out.

  7. I do not assign any compulsory homework in kindergarten. It is all optional. I figure the families have a good 12 years of must do homework – kindergarten will remain a stress-free zone! That said – I have a good number of families take part. It varies but I am always amazed! If I have a child who has a non-responsive family – I might pull that child to the side and work on it with them so they are not left out.

  8. Tonya says:

    I couldn’t find the template for the snowman project.

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