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Happy New Year friends! I hope you’re well-rested from the break and glad to be back! For our first Literacy Snack for the new year, we’re reading a snowy read-aloud, The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.
It’s a wonderful book that captures the adventures of a little boy on a snowy day in the city. My favorite part of the book is when he puts the snowball in his pocket and comes to find it has melted away. I just knew we needed to have snowballs for our snack this week.
THIS ACTIVITY WORKS WELL WITH
Powdered donut holes – I did 4 per student
That’s it, just donut holes but oh boy, we had a fantastic time talking all about snowballs and playing in the snow etc to go along with our snowy read aloud. There were some pretty great stories considering we just came back from break.
While they’re eating their snowball snack, I made a free printable for them to work on. They get to draw a picture of their favorite thing to do in the snow.
Click the green box below to download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store.
We also got to watch the video of the story on amazon. If you have a prime membership you can watch it for free here. Have you seen it?
And if you are looking for another fun snowball activity to go along with the book, we have a fun math center for you! The students just love using cotton balls to help them practice counting with these Snowball Counting Mats. Click here to check them out now.
We also have a bunch of fun winter snowball Minute to Win it ideas in this post here. So much fun!
What are some of your other favorite snowy read alouds to share with your class?
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