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.|
|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!|
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 scrappindoodles.com 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 :)