Based on student interest or inquiry unit on cold weather, the class may decide to create an igloo as part of their dramatic play centre.


  1. As a class discuss what an igloo would look like and determine the materials that would be needed to create the igloo.

  2. The teacher provides cardboard and paint (an example of possible materials that can be used for the project) for students to create ice blocks. A large wall-length piece of paper may also be posted behind the igloo for students to draw pictures of images they associate with the cold weather or with igloos.

Suggested Resources:

cardboard, paint, large paper posted for student drawings

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