S is for Snow!

Little Guy has been asking me when it's going to snow almost daily.  I told him that it almost never snows in Florida, but he didn't seem to want to hear that.  We've worked out a deal that if it snows anywhere close enough for a weekend trip, we'll go see the snow, and he's pretty content with that arrangement.   While we wait it out, I thought it would be fun to use a snow theme for our letter S week.

We made a snowman using construction paper.  I cut out a bunch of snowman pieces and let Little Guy glue them on a piece of paper to create his own snowman. 
I read somewhere about how you can use q-tips and glue on wax paper to make snowflakes, and when you let them dry, you'll be able to peel your snowflake off the paper.  I thought that sounded fun, but it didn't quite work out for us.  As soon as Little Guy learned there was glue and glitter paint involved, he could have cared less about a snowflake. He just LOVES squeezing!
Somehow our snowflake making time turned into, "Mom, can you trace me?"  So, I unrolled what was left of our Christmas wrapping paper, turned it over, and traced him.  Then he got to work.
We read the book "The Snowy Day" and did an experiment with some homemade "snow."  I put some ice in the food processor to turn it into snow.  Then, we made it into a snowball, and put it in a bowl to see what happened to it as the day went along.  We talked about how it melted just like the snowball in Peter's pocket in "The Snowy Day."  We also did a snow themed cut and paste sequence of events activity.
We played this Garanimals ABC game.  Super fun game where you can match letters to letters, or pictures to the letter with the sound with which they begin.  This day, we played using the pictures to match the letter sound. 


We read:




"Frosty's New Friends"
(we read this the day we built our construction paper snowman)

"My S Book" by Jane Belk Moncure

"The Smallest Snowflake" by Bernadette Watts
(this went with our q-tip snowflake activity.  Really sweet book.)

"The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats
(a classic)

"Snow Day, Snow Play" by Jenne Abramowitz
(we just love this story.  It's not very long, and it rhymes, but it's cute)

"Song of Night" by Katherine Riley Nakmura









2 comments

  1. what fun ideas! I love the tracing idea! Might have to trace my daughter sometime this week! Love those snowflakes too! :) Visiting from MamaPeaPod's facebook post!

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  2. Thank you! Glad to have you here! =)

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