Younger children love to learn while completing hands-on activities. As a homeschool mom, I have seen this time and time again. If you have a preschool or kindergarten age child, it is a good idea to go over the seasons with them by making a wreath. Previously, I wrote about how to create a fall wreath. Today, I'll explain how you can help your child make a wreath that represents the winter.
You will need the following items to make your homemade winter wreath:
- Paper plate
- Construction paper
Follow these steps to create your homemade winter wreath:
Cut the center out of a paper plate. The remaining ring will resemble a wreath. This will serve as the base of your winter wreath. Make sure younger children are using preschool scissors, which are less sharp and less likely to cause an injury.
Ask the kids what items they would need to dress in during the winter. They should respond with boots, a heavy coat, a hat, a scarf and some gloves.
Glue the circles in various places around the wreath.
Now ask the kids what else reminds them of winter. They might say snow, snowflakes, snowmen, hot chocolate, Christmas, a fireplace with stockings on it, Santa Clause, and even tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Give the kids time to draw these things on circles cut from construction paper. Glue them to the wreath. You may have to overlap some of the pictures.
Add a little red bow to the top of the wreath and then hang it somewhere in your house to remember the lesson about winter.