What is childhood without magical snowfriends that come to life and take you sailing across wintry night skies? I love The Snowman Story and share it with my k-5 students as often as I can. I created many connected lessons that have brought so much joy to my students including the following which I have packaged up for you to explore in honor of Raymond Briggs' passing.
Second grade students make a snowfriend, then took a flight with together using art, animation, and imagination
First graders made digital snowmen then put them into a snow globe animation. Read below to find out how and snag my resources so you can try it too.
This snow globe effect is a fun way to teach transparency, animation, and layering with green screen. Students can add a still image, animation, pre-recorded or live video to their globe. I was inspired by the Green Screen Maker Space Book by Todd Burleson (lesson 6). I downloaded the image suggested and began trying to figure out a way to turn the project into a video with a layer of snow. I go through all the steps in this app smash in the tutorial below or here.
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