Begin by reading The Snow Globe Family.
After reading, let students imagine what it would be like to live in a snow globe.
Get this free printable writing prompt from Ginger Snaps Treats for Teachers. After writing, allow students to illustrate their snow globe scene on a circular piece of paper. Use the writing template as a base for students' globe pictures in order to create a bulletin-board-worthy student work display. Older students can be pushed to write an entire story just by giving them a bigger piece of paper. In a science class, you could ask students to describe a biome that experiences snowy weather.
Be sure to add a snowy effect to the illustrations. You can use spray glitter to quickly add sparkly snow, or allow students to glue on dots from the hole puncher or stamp white paint using a pencil eraser to fill the scene with snowfall like in these globes from Through the Eyes of a Dreamer.
Students can make a more interactive snow globe using disposable plates.
- Let students draw characters and scenery for their globes.
- Have them glue their drawings onto a dark blue plate.
- Add some fake snow.
- Then glue a clear plate on top to encapsulate everything.
- Attach a piece of construction paper to form the base of the globe.
- Shake, shake, shake and enjoy!
Clear ornament balls can easily be converted into adorable snow globe tree ornaments that students can proudly take home as a holiday gift for their parents.
full tutorial for this simple yet delightful project at Cook Love Craft.
Another idea uses small, spherical coke bottles to create snow globe cupcakes.
instructions at her blog. The biggest problem with this treat might be locating the special edition round bottles which most people seem to find at my least favorite big box store (sounds like shawl kart). If you aren't able to find the bottles, you can try this cake, which uses a glass bowl to form the snow globe.