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Spring officially starts this weekend, so for this week, we are reading When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes for our Literacy Snack Spring Read-Aloud.
“Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it. “
This book takes you along on the beautiful transformation that happens between winter and spring. And for our snack idea this week, we are making my favorite part of spring, a flower!
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Supplies Needed Per Student
-1 to 2 strawberries thinly sliced (depending on the size of the berries)
-approx 8 blueberries
-a thin slice of green apple
-2 spring lettuce leaves or spinach leaves
To make the flower, start by laying out the strawberries in a circle like the petals. Add the blueberries in the middle. Next, add the green apple slice as the stem. Last, add the lettuce as the leaves.
You could use many different types of different fruits for this activity if you want to change it up. For example, use orange slices as the flower petals and sliced grapes in the middle. Tons of possibilities!
I made a free printable for your students to work on while they are enjoying their flower snack. They will get to draw and write about their favorite thing to do in spring. Also about how they feel, what they smell, and what they see in the spring.
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
And to help us welcome spring, we have our Spring Bingo which is perfect to play all season long. Click here to grab it now.
What are some of your other favorite books or ways to welcome spring?
See you next time!