Thursday, March 7, 2013

A hacer un muñeco de nieve // Making a Snowman

Before all the snow and snowmen melt, how about we learn some new vocab while making a snowman or muñeco de nieve (moon-YAH-koh day nee-AY-vay)?  What types of snowmen or snow-people have you been making?  Here is a fun post with many snowman ideas.  Be sure to leave your ideas in the comments below!

At our house we made some “snow” out of equal parts of shaving cream and glue.  I learned this fun trick at the preschool I used to work at.  I think you can find it on Pinterest or other places on the internet too.  Here is a great tutorial that I found on Sleepyhead Designs Studio that you can check out too!  We adapted ours a little according to the materials we had available at home.  And it was so much fun that we tried it in our Mommy & Me Spanish class last week too.

Below is a photo list of what we used.  You could also print these pictures off and use them as photo Spanish flashcards.

Here is what you will need:

(¿Qué necesitan? means “What do you all need?)










Here are the directions:

Measure and mix equal parts of glue and shaving cream
in a bowl to make 
nieve (snow).
Dollop the nieve (nee-AY-vay) on blue paper.  Let the kidlets choose,
¿Uno, dos, o tres bolas? (¿OOH-noh, dohs, oh trehs BOW-lahs?)
(One, two or three balls?)
   If you want to ask them if they would like more, simply ask, “¿Más? (moss)” They can answer “” (see) or “No (noh).”
  My guess is they will want more.
Next, let them decorate with beads, pipe cleaners,
construction paper, or whatever you
can find around the house.

To talk about their snowmen, as “¿De qué color es _______? (Day kay koh-LORE ehs ______) and fill in the blank with an object you want them to name the color of.  Like...

el gorro (ehl GORE-oh) : hat
la bufanda (lah boo-FAWN-dah) : scarf
los brazos (lohs BRA-sohs) : arms
los botones (lohs boh-TONE-ehs) : buttons
los ojos (lohs OH-hohs) : eyes
la nariz (lah nah-REES) : nose
la boca (lah BOW-kah) : mouth

If you just want to practice the colors...ask them in English, “What color is his hat?”  To which your kidlets can respond “¡Rojo!” or “¡Verde!” Or whatever color the hat is.  Check out these videos if you want extra help learning the colors and their pronunciation. 
Have fun making your snowmen and enjoying the last snows of winter!  How much has it snowed where you are from this winter?  What other kinds of snowmen have you made?

This post is linked up to Say it Two Ways Thursdays at Toddling in the Fast Lane and to the Worldwide Culture Swap hosted by All Done Monkey.  


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2 comments:

  1. I really need to buy shaving cream! Thanks for linking up with Say it Two Ways Thursdays!

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  2. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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