The Snowy Day book unit is perfect for snowy days, with lots of snowflake related hands on activities which are sure to excite your children! Read on for some great inspiration!
The Snowy Day Book Unit
Snowy Day Themed Playdough
Every morning, for The Snowy Day book unit, I set up a play dough table with themed cutters and a play board mat made from a laminated photocopy of the front of the book:
Snowy Day Themed Books
These were the little one’s bed time read alouds. They were also available in the morning whilst the older ones were doing their chores and also during quiet time.
Playing OutSide in the (Barely) Snow!
For this unit we only needed our snow suits so we could all go out into the snow and do all the activities that the little boy did in the story. Only it didn’t snow as much as expected, so we couldn’t make snow angels! Ah well, an activity for another day!
Then of course we had to warm up inside in front of a roaring fire and hot chocolate snowmen:
The Snowy Day Book Unit Activities
I came up with lots of fun hands on activities to go along with The Snowy Day book unit. Honestly, we all thoroughly enjoy joining in, from the older children down…and their very enthusiastic mother!
Sensory Box with Shaving Foam Snow
I also went through all the plastic animals and picked out some winter type animals that we had read about and popped them into a large cat litter box with some shaving foam. It was going to be real snow, but we seem to be a little short. Ahem.
Making a Snowman Bracelet
Decorating a Snowflake with Glitter
The Snowy Day Homemade Puzzle
Making a Homemade Snow Globe
I also did one very special tray activity with both my littles, which was so much fun and so successful regarding the end product that Charlotte exclaimed that she wished she was 4 again! We made a snow globe out of Dolmio jars, water and a Lego figure:
Making Snowflake Tie-Dyed T-Shirts
We decided to tie dye some cheap white t-shirts blue, leaving behind white snowflakes where the material was tied. That was the idea anyway! (They weren’t very, very snowflake like!). As Christmas was coming up, we made enough t-shirts for all the children and decided that they would make lovely Christmas presents from one to another!
Making Marshmallow Snowmen
Snowmen Shaped Toast
- Snowman shaped wholemeal toast with peanut butter spread and chocolate buttons & eyes:
Angel Delight Snowflake Shaped Ice cream
- Mashed banana with Angel Delight, frozen in an snow flake muffin tin, served with a marshmallow snowman:
Snowball Popcorn Balls
- Snowball popcorn balls
It’s beginning to make me feel a bit queezy the amount of sugar everyone is ingesting this week! Next week we’ll be doing Angus Lost so it’ll be much healthier savory stuff.
That said, learning to make these was so much fun! We made the toffee from scratch and poured it over the pop corn, rolled it into balls and made some toffee popcorn balls:
Homemade Snowflake Stamps
We make some snow flake stamps out of a block of wood and a sponge dish cloth:
Becs really enjoys doing anything with her hands so we filled a paint pot with white paint, gave her some black paper, the stamps and let her at it:
The Snowy Day Book Unit Muffin Tin Meal
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