We read the book, had a snack, talked about how snow is formed and then did several activities. I was a little nervous about how it'd go with 5 kids (and 5 more under 2 upstairs!), but it was great!
While I read the book, the kids had a Build Your Own Snowman snack. I used:
- Rice cake for the head
- Raisins, peanuts, almonds, craisins for the eyes/mouth
- Carrot nose
- Fruit strip for a scarf
We also read about where snow is made:
(Sadly I don't have pictures of these first two activities, we were too busy playing along!)
Walking like Peter: We got in a line and walked around the living room with our toes pointed out and our toes pointed in, then we dragged our feet and pretended to drag a stick.
Snow Angels: There was snow outside, but it was REALLY cold that day so we stuck to making snow angels inside. All of the kids picked a spot, laid down and made snow angels on the carpet.
After the angels, we moved into the kitchen. Each kiddo had their own cookie sheet/tray to define their space (and if I'm being honest contain messes!) at the table and another mama and I rotated the activities in and out.
Snowman "S" dot sheet from PreKinders: The purpose of this was to dot the items that started with S and they all got the hang of it pretty quickly. Honestly, the only one that stumped them for a minute was seahorse. The rest they were in unanimous agreement about! After they did the items, they dotted a bit more for fun!
Snow Play dough: I had 5 animals and several Playmobil people to use to make tracks in the playdough - they also used little plastic snowflakes to make snowflake prints.
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