We’re breaking out the craft supplies and gearing up our engineering skills as we begin our adventure into the snowboarding events!

This is a fun and fairly simple activity that will keep your Lil’ entertained for at least 30 minutes.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Use vocabulary such as first, last, near, far, over, under, top, bottom, front, back

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Patterns

  • Use vocabulary such as first, second, third, last, near, far, over, under, top, bottom, front, back

Engineering

  • Construct models to represent their imagination and objects in the world
  • Build using a variety of materials in both conventional and unconventional ways
  • Use tools with appropriate safety and purpose
  • Engage in problem solving activities

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Required Materials

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*Roll of Paper

*Construction Paper

*Pipe Cleaners

*Craft Stick

*Toilet Paper Tube

*Small Character Toy

*Scissors

*Tape

*Hot Glue Gun

Step #1
Lay out a long sheet of paper.
Step #2
Roll a piece of construction paper at a diagonal to create a cone shape. Use scissors to cut off excess paper at the bottom. This will create trees.

*We used half sheets of paper.

Step #3
Cut a toilet paper tube in half vertically.
Step #4
Fold a pipe cleaner on the ends to create feet, the bend it at the center to create a dome.

We did this 3 times.

Step #5
Now that you have all of the pieces, place the trees, toilet paper jumps, and pipe cleaner domes on the white paper to create a trail for your snowboarder.

*We taped down the pipe cleaners at the “feet” that we created, but we did not tape the toilet paper tubes or trees so that we could move them and change the track.

Step #6
Use a hot glue gun to glue your toy character to a popsicle stick to make your snowboarder.

*Only an adult should use the hot glue gun.

*The hot glue will not damage a plastic character.

Step #7
Use your snowboarder to go through the trails.

Teacher Tip

Work on prepositional words like over and under by adding commentary to your Lil’s play. Verbally say, “Over the jump,” (toilet paper tube) and,  “Under the dome,” (Pipecleaner).

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