As a class, we brainstormed the step we’d have to take to make a snowman. Then, students used the steps we had brainstormed to write their own expository piece.
Once students finished their writing, they got to build their own snowman using some simple cut and paste pieces. You can grab this activity from my “Snow Days” Literacy Centers.
I also convinced my student teacher, Miss Perry, that we just had to get into character and dress up in our most wintry attire!
Of course no snow day can happen without some actual snow!
Well… almost actual snow…
This is seriously the EASIEST recipe ever! Just some baking soda and conditioner and BOOM!
We used foil baking dishes to mix up our snow. We made enough for each table to have a baking dish to work with. This stuff even feels “cold”!
To set up our space, we threw plastic table cloths over the students’ desks. Believe me when I tell you… it will get messy!
After setting a few ground rules: ie- no eating or throwing the snow…
It was time to play!
My seconds had a blast working to make their own snowmen…
The kiddos used some left over classroom craft materials to accessorize their little buddies.
Some of the groups even pulled all their snow together and made larger snowmen.
The kiddos also worked to make igloos…
and other icy creations.
Clean up was pretty easy. No seriously! I’m not kidding!
The kiddos worked to get as much of the “snow” back into the pan. What didn’t make it, was rolled up and thrown away with the plastic table cloths. Some snow did end up on the floor. The snow that landed on the tile was just swept up. The little bit that landed on the carpet was vacuumed away. Oh… and my room smelled freshly washed for the next few days! LOL!
This was such a fun way to end our Snow unit! You have to try it!