Okay I’m going to be honest, we have don’t have a trio of snowmen out our window, but my kids didn’t think painting mountains and mountains of boring old snow was any fun. The weather is supposed to get up into the 40s this weekend–a heat wave!–and if so, we will try to turn these works of art into reality!
All you have to do is ask your children to look out the window and paint what they see. We chose blue paper to represent the sky, and the kids and I painted a scene worthy of a winter’s day in Vermont.
Each kid put their own touches on their scene, giving their snowman hats, earmuffs, scarves, and smiling faces. Fat snowflakes fell to the ground and even landed on their carrot noses.
In the end I cut out black paper to make a window frame, and I intended to put black lines across the center of the image like this so it would really look like a window. However, Em got her hands (and scissors) on my leftover black paper and so I ran out. I like it better this way, though. I love these snowmen and wouldn’t want to block them at all!
Let your children express and illustrate the world around them. What is the view outside your window right now? You may be surprised at the things they notice, and how the view changes over the course of the year. I will definitely be doing this again in the spring, and all year long!