Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Snowman Day!

We celebrated snowman day and had all sorts of snowman fun! We spent the day reading snowman books, doing snowman work, and making snowman art...

We started off with the book Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright.

If you haven't read it, Sneezy is one cold snowman that tries to get warm, but has terrible luck (hopping in the hot tub, standing by the fire etc..) until his friends give him some better ways to get warm. It's a fun story with rhyming and some repetitive lines that allow for kids to chime in! All in all the kids liked it, could easily do a retell of it and were able to make text to self connections.

After we responded to the story by thinking of different ways to get warm than those in the story. This kids had some great answers, I was totally impressed. We took our ideas of how to get warm and put them with some snowman art. The girls did purple hats and the boys blue.

When I need to get warm I get under my warm blanket.
When I need to get warm I get in the bed and turn on the music.
Later we did snowman soup! Have you had that stuff? Delicious! I swapped out normal hot chocolate for white hot chocolate that I found at Safeway. It went over great as "melted snow" :) Each kiddo got the ingredients for the soup on a plate and one cup of snow. Then we read through the recipe together and added them one step at a time altogether. I wish I had taken more pics, but you know how that goes!

1 candy cane, 10 mini marshmallows, and two Hershey's kisses
The one pic I managed to snap, with all of ingredients added the kiddos are happily mixing their soup!
After we enjoyed our soup we determined weather or not we liked it and did a classroom vote. All but 1 child enjoyed the drink. Then we completed a tally graph and analyze page ( a favorite of mine to do). Click the pic to get your copy!

Also... Here are the recipe pages: I projected the larger one as we mixed our soup and I let the kids take a mini one home with them to tell their parents all about it! Click the pics to download and thanks for the fun clip art!

Finally we made our snowman ornament thanks to the cute idea from A Cupcake for the Teacher. I did all of the hot gluing, the kiddos stuck on the snowman parts and drew on the eyes and mouth. Love them!

Snowman day was a blast! If you do one too don't forget to check out my other snowman stuff here!

See you soon :)


Kimberly said...

Just found your blog! I'm excited to look around. I'm gonna have to buy Sneezy the Snowman too. Thanks for sharing.
Funky First Grade Fun

Sara S. said...

We read that book today too! We can't have food in the classroom though :( That hot cocoa looks good!

I've also awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Come to my page to check it out!

Sara :)

Smiling In Second Grade

Heather's Heart said...

Wahoo! I am so happy I just found your blog! I am your newest follower! Thank you so much for sharing about this book and the cute activities you did with it! I love your freebie too!

I have LOTS of penguin and snowmen *freebies* on my blog if you want to come over and grab them!


Sheree Peterson said...

Wow I've got to buy that book! Sound adorable. Love all the snowman ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Joy of Life said...

Enjoyed reading through your blog... following you now. :)

meadowt said...

Just found your blog. We read this book last week- nothing like a follow up activity! Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower! If you get a chance, I would love for you to check out my blog and freebies.