Thank You Pinterest!

UPDATE:  I've had a lot of questions about how I assembled these projects.  So, here's how I did it, in case you were curious. : ) My kids wrote their imaginary writing piece and I glued it to the bottom of large construction paper.  I explained the concept to my kids and took their picture. I explained that they may want to act like they want out of the snow globe or like they are enjoying the snow. They cut themselves out after I printed the pictures on photo paper. Then I traced a faint circle in pencil that the was same size at the clear, plastic bowls that I bought for the project.  I modeled how to draw a snowy scene. They glued themselves into the circle and drew a wintery scene inside the circle I drew around their picture. I laminated the paper after they drew the scene and glued themselves into the circle.  Next, I put a handful of epsom salt in the middle of the circle.  Then, I drew a medium-sized line of hot glue all the way around the edge of the plastic bowl and stuck it to the laminated paper.  I turned the paper right side up to make sure no salt came out and ta-da!  The project was complete!  I hope that helps clear up any assembly confusion.  This was one of my kiddos FAVORITE writing projects and they talked about it the rest of the year! Good Luck and Happy Crafting!

I have found the cutest writing activities thanks to Pinterest, well I guess I should say thank you to the awesome teachers who came up with the idea and THEN posted them to Pinterest for me to find! This first snowy activity was found by one of my second grade teammates on Tori's Teacher Tips through Pinterest. They came out SO CUTE!!!  I used bowls instead of plates because the plates were twice as much and I used Epsom salt for the fake snow. I highly recommend them, they were easy and my kids loved it. Plus, their writing was really cute too! I explained that they had to pose like they were cold or really stuck in a snow globe when we took their pictures and this is what they came up with...

Let's zoom in on one of my favorite poses....



Ahhh, they are just so cute! Here is my current hallway set-up.  We don't really change bulletin boards like other schools, instead I use my wall outside the hallway.  

And in case you were curious, my fix for the epic fail of these 2013 resolutions from the Lesson Plan Diva that I wrote about before break was to brush off the glitter which really just fell off and have them color over the numbers with crayon.  Not quite as cute as the glitter but they are still cuter than what I did last year!

I am now on the look out for our next adorable writing craftivity!

20 comments:

  1. Oh my word - that snow globe writing is ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much for sharing! Not sure how I missed it on Tori's blog! :)

    Your blog rocks and so do your materials, girl!
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

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  2. Those snow globes are so stinkin' cute!!!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing:)

    Tammy
    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    ”Dots” of Fun!

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  3. Can you explain what you used to make the actual snow globes?! They are SO cute!

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  4. These are adorable! I like the bowl idea. I also made these snow globes with my kids :)

    Learning In Wonderland

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  5. Very cute. Where did you get the bowls?

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  6. Thanks to you and our Dear Pinterest Addict Teaching Partner, Doña Sonia, we are totally doing this delightfully perfect writing activity!!!!!!!

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  7. Hi Deana;
    What a wonderful idea! Just a question though...what did you use to close up the bowl? It looks like you used plastic wrap. If so, did you hot glue gun it to the bowl? Would love to do this with my class. Thanks! Dina

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  8. Would you be able to post a link to the writing paper you used for the bottom?

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  9. I love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  10. I think it looks cute with the bowls. I was able to get clear plastic plates at Dollar Tree -- 8 plates per pack and they came out looking really cute that way, too. Plus, I don't have to worry about students thrashing them while the globes are hung in the hall, because they don't stick out much.

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  11. Super cute!!! I would to know where to find the writing paper please.

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  12. Where did you get the plastic bowls from??

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  13. I did this with my 4th grade students. Stayed late Friday to get them up in the hallway. :) Had soooo many compliments on the wall today! Thank you for the inspiration. My students colored pictures in art class since I did not have parental permission to photograph all of the students. :( They really enjoyed the art/writing collaberation.

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  14. Is the link for the snow globe writing paper available? If not, could you email it to me? Thanks! t_kaempf@yahoo.ca
    Vernon, BC, Canada

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  15. I tried it this week with my class, unfortunately the globes didn't stick to the paper good enough, so all the snow came falling out the next morning :(

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  16. I have used your snow globe activity the past two winters and my students have enjoyed it both years. The one thing I did differently was to hot glue the plastic bowls on instead of using regular glue. It has worked great! I'm planning this activity for our first week back from winter break. Thanks for sharing this fun activity!

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