Arctic Art and Crafts


Create the Northern Lights by adding food coloring to different bowls of condensed milk and allowing kids to paint with their fingers. Painting on shiny poster board adds a great look with the milk!


When teaching children about winter animals, I chose to specify on arctic animals. Teach the children about polar bears, penguins, arctic fox, etc. Have the children create their favorite animal.

Activity- make a home (an igloo) for all the winter/arctic animals.

Materials: white table cloth, scissors, black marker, small round table or desks put together.

Procedure:

using the black marker, draw squares on the white table cloth. Drape it on the table. Cut an opening big enough for a child to crawl through. Place the students’ pictures of their favorite animals in the igloo. Each child can go in the igloo to visit their favorite animal.


 

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  • Lira December 19, 2017 at 3:41 pm Reply

    When we studied the Arctic in my 3 year old class, we discovered that totem poles were a popular art form of northern Native Americans. After looking at lots of pictures and reading many books,we gave each child a cylinder from our local recycling center. We provided the children with googly eyes, and fun foamy shapes. They each created their own totem pole and then they were all stacked together to create our class totem pole. The finished product was taller than the children!

  • Lira December 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Baby Seals – We make baby seals with our students. Ask each child to bring a child’s white sock. Then we have the children to fill the sock with poly fil stuffing. Then take a white piece of yarn and tie off the end of the sock, or you can sew it up. Then take a marker to draw eyes, nose, and whiskers. We have also used a glue gun and added googly eyes. This is simple and the children love their baby seals.

  • Lira December 19, 2017 at 3:40 pm Reply

    When teaching children about winter animals, I chose to specify on arctic animals. Teach the children about polar bears, penguins, arctic fox, etc. Have the children create their favorite animal. Activity- make a home (an igloo) for all the winter/arctic animals. Materials: white table cloth, scissors, black marker, small round table or desks put together.
    Procedure:
    using the black marker, draw squares on the white table cloth. Drape it on the table. Cut an opening big enough for a child to crawl through. Place the students’ pictures of their favorite animals in the igloo. Each child can go in the igloo to visit their favorite animal.

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