It's Story Time!
Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers.” Kahlil Gibran
Author: Lois Ehlert
When it’s snowing outside, there’s only one thing to do: pull on some mittens and head outside!
Before the lesson
Objective: Students will create a snow friend using materials found around the classroom.
- Collect materials that can be used to decorate their snow friend such as: yarn, buttons, colored paper scraps, material scraps, twigs, etc.
- Discuss all the things we can do outside in the winter when snow is on the ground (make snow angels, snowmen/women, throw snowballs, hike, etc.).
Read and Discuss
Read Snowballs and discuss:
- Ask: What are all the items the author made her snow people from?
- Ask: What could you use to create your own Snow Friend?
- Activity: Build a Snow Friend
- Give each child a snowperson outline or several circles of different sizes glued on to a larger piece of construction paper.
- Tell student to think about ways to make their Snow Friend unique. Does your Snow Friend need a hat, scarf, or mittens? What about hair, eyes, mouth, arms, legs and clothes? Is your Snow Friend a person or an animal?
- With assistance, students can create a Meet My Snow Friend card:
- My Snow Friend is _________________________________________
- My Snow Friend has ________________________________________
- My Snow Friend is awesome because ___________________________
- Make a snack of “snowballs” (white cheddar cheese balls).
- Make puffy snow out of Elmers glue and shaving cream and allow students to create a snowscape.
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