Preschool Fun: Snow!

January 29, 2021 | Lauren Mathur
Preschool Fun: Snow!

It rarely snows in Florida, but that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend! These activities are based on Every Child Ready to Read, which helps our friends learn pre-reading skills. We'll cover Reading, Writing, Talking, Singing and Playing. 

 

TALKING:

  • What is snow?
  • Where does it come from?
  • What color is it?

 

READING:

Read any book you have that mentions snow! If you don’t have one, request one such as The Snow is Deeper Than My Boots Are Tall, or a digital title from Hoopla like Froggy Gets Dressed. We’ll also make a snowy book at the end.

 

The Snow is Deeper than My Boots are Tall  Froggy Gets Dressed

 

SINGING:  

To the tune of Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush, This Is The Way We Stomp Through Snow. Make sure to do all the actions! 

This is the way we stomp through snow,

Stomp through snow,

Stomp through snow, 

This is the way we stomp through snow,

So early in the morning.

Repeat with: Hop through snow, Spin through snow, Crawl through snow, Sit in the snow.

 

LEARNING:

Let’s count snowflakes! Cut out snowflakes and put them around the house. Have kids count them! Get rid of one, and how many are left? Add four more, and how many do you have now?  

After, learn a little bit about snow on one of our online databases, Gale In Context: Elementary!

 

A small river surrounded by trees covered in snow

 

PLAYING:

Let’s make our own snow!

Combine ¼ cup baking soda with ¼ cup shaving cream (foam).

If you don’t have ¼ cup of one of the ingredients, you can use less, just make sure to use equal parts of each.

Mix together with your hands until it forms snow! If it’s too liquid, add more baking soda. If it’s too powdery, add more shaving cream. It’s done when you can make a snowball. Try making a snowman!  

 

Another fun activity is running along to Yes I Want To Build a Snowman!

 

WRITING:

Make your own snow book:

  1. Staple papers together and have each page represent a different action.  
  2. Write (or have your child write) how many snowflakes are on each page. (One snowflake, two snowflakes.)  
  3. Illustrate! Draw or cut out pictures for each page.

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