Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow Globes--- SUPER CUTE!!

Happy Monday to you! I am on top of the world after the last post... Thank you to all that commented and left such thoughtful words... I was able to remember why I spend the time (sometimes TOO MUCH time) sharing and writing about what I love.  As my son would say, you filled my heart with joy, so much that it is now overflowing! :)
The Winner is:

My favorite post was this one: because they were actually crafts that were easy enough (and cute enough!) for my young ones to make.
***However, if you left your email... you are a winner too!  I decided to send everyone that left a comment and email a little something to say, "thanks."  (add your email to your comment NOW if you didn't and I'll send it to you :)
If you missed out... check it out below:
It's my latest writing wheel!  It is a winter version and you can grab it by clicking
Right now there is only ONE wheel so it is priced well...however... if you grab this one now-- I will be adding MORE (valentines and presidents) and you will be able to download the added wheels for FREE!!   Don't worry, I will tell you when I've updated the file! :)
So, I mentioned that I wanted to share a SUPER FUN project that you can do when you return from your break!!
Snow globes!
Now, I cannot take any kind of credit for this adorable project.  My fab teammate made these when she taught kinders and she shared with us! (however, I'll show you how we spruced it up a bit).
Tell your kiddos that they will using their imaginations to think of what it would be like to live in a snow globe.
Then you have to start by taking pictures of your kids individually as they "act" like they are in a snow globe.  I had kids that were shivering, laying on the ground making a snow angel, throwing a snowball (wad of paper), one kid had fists in air and yelling like he wanted out (Um SO cute!!). OH and have them get in their full winter gear too (hat, gloves, scarf etc!)
Then print those and get a parent helper to cut them out completely around the shape of the child.  Print them large enough so that they will be visible in the globe. (4X6)
Next, have the child write using this paper:
 click to grab if you want a copy- sorry it's a scan so I hope the quality is ok
Then you will need a globe/base template- I am SO SO sorry that I don't have this to share at the moment- but if you trace the outside of a 7" plate and then include a bottom that you glue the above onto you are PERFECT!  (see samples below).  Pre- trace for the kids on different colors (I just did blues and purples). 
They cut out, glue their completed writing paper, and now decorate in the "globe" by adding themselves.  You can have them add snow by ripping the top of a 1/2 circle if you want.  They are C- U - T -E and would make a great display when you get back from break!
Here's how to do the rest:
 You will need "fake snow." It is on sale right now at Target!
 Put some "snow" on the center of the globe.
 Using a hot glue gun, cover the outside edge of a 7" clear plate with glue.  Then attach to the globe part.  The plates were bought at Party City.
Here are some finished ones:

 Hehe... she is catching snowflakes! :)
 I wish this wasn't so hard to see because it turned out SO cute... she is "shivering" but I love her boots and everything... it just fits so perfectly!
Yes, he is trying to get out! (in his writing he says...I don't want to get sick and I'm hungry-- ha!!)
When my co-worker taught K she made this project with just a snowman (pre-cut and kids added face etc) and they cut the snow globe out.  There was just a base- no writing.  The rest was the same.  So this project is very adaptable!
I hope this is a project that you can use in your classroom!
Remember... I love to hear that you stopped by~ Thanks!!
Have a GREAT New Years!


  1. I love these snow globes! I plan on stealing this idea to make with my kinders.


  2. Thanks so much Tori! That was so kind of you for sharing!

    The snowglobe idea is absolutely adorable! I cannot wait to use it!


  3. You weren't kidding... these are SO CUTE!! I am always looking for on-demand writing ideas, and this is PERFECT! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  4. OH.MY.GOODNESS. THose are ADORABLE! WHat a cute idea. I totally pinned it. THanks for sharing this idea!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  5. Hello! I am so excited that I found your blog and am a new follower! :) The snow globe craft is absolutely adorable and I am definitely going to "borrow" it when we return back to school. Looking forward to more of your great ideas in 2013! Happy New Year!!

  6. Those are SO cute! I wonder if 4th graders would be into it? I hope so, because I love it! Thanks for sharing. :-)

    Craft of Teaching

  7. love it!! Cant wait to try it

  8. These are A.DOR.A.BLE Tori! It is my favorite Pinterest winter find! I can't wait to try it soon. Thank you :)

  9. Tori,
    Another seller on Pintrest here had the activity and others for sale before Christmas. She included a fill in the blank story with hers. I did this with my kids and they had a ball doing it. However, I am saving this idea which I like better actually. I think perhaps had they had the chance to actually act like they were in a snow globe their writing would have been better as well as original. Thank you for sharing.

  10. These look like so much fun to make. I am going to add it to my winter activities and show them a real one to compare before making theirs. I like the idea of adding the writing component to it as well. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  11. I am doing it soon. I plan on reading the book the Snowglobe Family first.

  12. OMG!!! These are the cutest snowglobes that I have seen! I have done this project before with just a round circle and paint....BORING!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this idea and will be heading to the Dollar Tree to get some clear plates and fake snow tonight!!! Thanks for sharing.


  13. KUH-YEWTness!!!! So excited to try! LOOOOVVVVEEE!
    Growing Firsties

  14. I love this! Thanks for sharing it with all of us. I can't wait to search for the clear plates.
    Second In Line

  15. These are so cool! Thank you for sharing this idea!!!
    -Mrs. B

  16. Hi, this is such a cute idea! Can't wait to do with my class. I'm having trouble finding the fake snow. Does anyone have any suggestions on what else to use? Or where I can find the fake snow???

    1. I used glitter snowflakes confetti that i found at party city... :)

  17. Oh so cute! Can't wait to try this next week--a short week. They are adorable! It'd be cute if there were some real snow when I took their picture! Thank you!

  18. These are such an awesome idea. I'm a trainee teacher, but when I graduate I will definitely make sure I use these with my first class.

    Thanks for you inspirational ideas- I can'y wait for more posts,
    I hope you can hop over to my blog sometime.
    All the best.

    Ben :)

  19. I am in love with this idea... I teach 4th, maybe they could write narratives about being trapped in a snow globe ;)

    Pinkadots Elementary

  20. It's a great idea. Thanks a lot!

  21. Love this idea!! I am SO going to do it with my Grade 3 class!!! Thanks!!!

  22. My class is learning about ecosystems right now. We've been talking about a variety of biomes, so we're going to do this project, but make it focused on the arctic biome. A fun way to integrate science into writing! Thank you for the idea!

  23. This is so adorable! I am doing it on Friday, should be a fun way to return after Christmas break, and we are in for a storm! Thank you!

  24. This is such an awesome idea. This will be my December bulletin board! Thanks!

    My email is

  25. Just saw this, Tori! It's super cute. Thank you!

    BL Designs
    Grade ONEderful

  26. Love this idea! I'm borrowing it for my 3rd graders. Instead of making snow globes, my kids are going to use the green screen to be IN a snow globe. :)

  27. Such a great idea! How did you glue the plates and the hang them?

  28. Love, love, love this and the step by step directions! Can't wait to do this with my kiddos!

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