We've been doing a winter unit AND it snowed here in sleepy Victoria, so I'm going to feature yet another snow book. Hope you don't mind, but I forgot how many great ones I have in my collection.
Under the Snow
Written by: Melissa Stewart
Illustrations by: Constance R. Bergum
Publishing: Peachtree Publishers, 2009, Non-Fiction
Suitable for Ages: 4 to 8
Themes/Topics: Snow, Winter, Animals, Nature
1. An "Under the Snow" Readers Theatre.
2. A whole bunch of winter math activities by The Tutor Coach.
3. Here's an Animals in Winter booklet from First Grade and Fabulous.
4. Create an "under the snow" mural scene.
5. Use shaving cream to create a thin layer on snow on construction paper. Use different tools to make tracks in the snow.
6. Brainstorm a list of good things about snow and bad things about snow and then choose one of the items on either list and write a story about it.
7. Research how big the animals in the books are and create a chart or graph to compare their sizes.
8. Choose an animal that's not featured in the book and find out what it does during cold weather and snow.
9. If there is snow on the ground, go on a walk outside and look for tracks or traces of animals that might be out and about.
10. Put some black paper in the freezer, then when it snows, catch snowflakes on the paper and observe them with a magnifying glass.