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.
Grab a copy of my template and homework letter by CLICKING HERE AND FILLING OUT THE FORM.
How fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I LOVE the idea of a family art project. It’s a great break from the usual worksheet homework. Thanks for sharing!
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I really like this, I think I’ll give it a try. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to complete this project with my kinder kiddos next week!
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.
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.
I couldn’t find the template for the snowman project.
I am having difficulty finding the pdf library where this is found. Any help would be appreciated.
Is this letter and template still available?
Yes, Lori! Grab a copy of my template and homework letter inside the Fairy Dust Subscriber Library. You will find it in the PDF Library!
Sally, I can’t find your PDF Library to find the template to the Snowman Family Project! Can you please help me find your PDF Library? THANKS!!
I give up. I can’t find it either. Could you give step by step directions or email?
Hi Melinda! We’ve updated the post. If you go to the bottom of the post, you should be able to click and fill in the form to get the template. Please let me know if you have any more questions 🙂