Snowman Building Exploration
*We first talked about the steps to building a snowman (Form a ball and roll it to make the largest ball on the base. Roll a second, but smaller snowball. Roll a final, smallest, snowball. Add coal or buttons for eyes and a mouth, as well as jacket buttons. Put on a hat and scarf. Add a carrot nose. Add twigs for arms).
*I then turned on the song, "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from the Frozen Soundtrack. (I highly recommend the ENTIRE soundtrack!) The students moved around the room rolling and building their snowman.
*Once everyone was finish building, they had to show me they were done by posing in the shape they built their snowman in (i.e. arms stuck out to the side....round belly shape...etc).
The kids really took their time and it was need to see them exploring movement as I watched each student do specific movements in the process. This took only a few moments but allowed students to explore the ways they can move their bodies and express themselves through movement as well.