Sunday, January 08, 2012

Snow People (Life Size) Project

I have done snow people glyphs almost every year for the last 5 years. However, last year I got a crazy idea to do them life size. I decided to wait until this year with my son's class to actually try it.
 Let's just say that the 45 minutes I had planned for this activity to take were FAR from enough. I figured since I had created an example (well, okay, my wife had), made up a good instruction board for the SMART board, and walked around and helped, that we would easily be finished.


However, I will say that they turned out awesome. The kids measured their height and then marked it on their large white sheet of butcher paper. From there they made the snowballs to match their glyph key paper.
 I must say that hanging them up was an adventure. If you do this project and you have very many kids, reserve the main hallway for your display. I had to take over part of the fifth grade hall space (sorry Mr. Parsons) and even then I had to hang four of the eighteen snow people on and near my classroom door. I was hoping to have them all in one large group. But, as you can see, it all worked out okay. So enjoy the view of  the "6th Grade 2012 Winter Edition".

( Notice I re-purposed my hand-tree)

Will I do it again? Probably. The kids LOVED how they turned out and I can't wait to hear what they have to say as they see them in the morning for the first time hung on the wall.

I hope you feel inspired to try a project as big as life!



  1. Those turned out great and it looks even better in person. Thanks for being such and involved and dedicated teacher. Your class (and our school) is lucky to have you. :-)

  2. Awesome!!!! The thing I miss most about elementary school is the hallway displays my kids and I created.

    Those snowmen are wonderful. =)


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