Read a Winter Book, Write a Winter Poem- Click on the snowpal to see the poems we wrote for this Internet Project!
a Song of Winter
a song of winter,
a Pretty Sight
snow swirling round,
snow swirling round,
fell gently all the night.
Here in upstate New York we have cold and snowy winters. There are many fun and educational activities to do in this season. Below you will find many activities, links and resources to make this a fun season for your students!
Click here to learn more about Winter.
Winter Spelling Words - I put each word on a snowball shape and placed on a bare winter tree.
The Snowy Day - ideas for the book
Our Mitten - an integrated unit using mittens as a theme
The Mitten - by Jan Brett
Fun! - from Mrs. McGowan's wonderful website- lots of ideas and link
simple snowflakes - Show the children how to fold coffee filters in half
and then in half again. Have them cut out small triangles out of the folded
edges. Unfold them to reveal beautiful snowflakes!
2. Q-tip snowflakes - Give each child three Q-tips that are cut in half. Also, give them a small square of aluminum foil. Squeeze a small amount of glue in the center of each piece of foil. Have the children arrange their six Q-tip pieces on their foil squares with the cut ends of the Q-tips touching so they make star like snowflakes. When the glue completely driess, peel off the foil pieces. then tie loops of thread to the snowflakes and hang them in a window.
3. Science - Soon after snow has fallen, let the children go outside and make two small snowballs. Have them place each snowball in a paper cup. Put one cup outside and one cup inside. Have students predict and observe what happens to the snowballs. Record their predictions and observations.
Time" - Pour water into a container, filling it about halfway. Mark the
water level on the outside of the container with a marker or crayon. Place
in freezer for a few hours.
Science - Ice cube experiment -"Ice Cube Pick-Up Trick"
The salt allows some of the ice cube to melt. As it melts, the effects of the salt are diluted, and the water refreezes and traps the string. Things that dissolve in water will have this effect.
it snows where you live, let the students examine snowflakes with a magnifying
glass. Let them observe that snowflakes are crystals of frozen water and
that each snowflake is unique: no two crystals are alike!
6. Have a "snowball sight word fight!" - put sight words on white paper, crumple up and have kids throw tham back and forth. Students open up their paper and read/spell the word. This is great for review!
7. Snowball Bingo - Put sight/spelling words on bingo paper. Laminate to save, if desired. Use mini-marshmallows as markers (for the snowballs).
8. Snowball cookies - recipe to come!
to Talk to Your Snowman
Warm snowmen for a cold day - (idea from Mailbox)
and compare 2 snowmen using a Venn diagram -
Make a Snowman! - read a story, make a snowman and sing!
by Lois Elhert