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Signing With Babies And Children: Baby Sign Language Games: The Snow Globe
Friday, August 26, 2011
Posted by etel @ SignShine®
Baby Sign Language is a great tool to encourage interaction between children and adults. One of my favorite ways is through making art projects!
How many of you have a snow globe at home? Did you receive it at Christmas from a family member? Did you buy it when you were on vacation? You shake it for a few seconds, get really excited for a few minutes…and then forget about it until next time.
Making homemade snow globes is a fun and simple activity. It requires team work between the child and the adult and allows both of you to spend time together. Your snow globe could be a new ornament to decorate your house or even a present for a family member!
I made it with my kids one afternoon, and it was a great way for my kids to learn new signs and to have a lot of fun too!
If you follow the instructions below, you and your child can easily make a snow globe together. You can put any small toy or figure that your child really likes to sign: a little dog, a boy, or his or her favorite animal.
How to Make a Snow Globe
5. Screw lid on the jar. Let it set overnight with the lid side up.
The next morning, you and your child will have a wonderful surprise waiting for you! Now that the snow globe is ready, you can have a fun and interactive meaningful playtime. You can even introduce new signs or reinforce existing signs with your child.
First, SHAKE the snowball and sign WAIT.
Wait for the glitter-rain to fall down…sign WAIT again.
Then sign RAIN and SNOW. You can sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider and use the RAIN and SNOW signs. (See our free iPhone / iPad app to learn how to sign along!)
Ask your child WHERE IS _________?
Sign WAIT…and then reveal the little figure! Here it is!
What other signs would you sign in this activity?
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