My two-year old has had a series of obsessions. We’ve gone through school buses, construction vehicles, dogs, and trains. Now, he is really, really into SNOWMEN! Here are some books and literacy activities we’ve been exploring for this newest interest.
SNOWMEN BOOKS WE ARE ENJOYING
We are in love with the Snowmen series by Caralyn and Mark Buehner. The stories are clever and cute and the illustrations are absolutely wonderful. There are even a few hidden items in each picture spread as an extra bonus activity. My son adores these books!
Here are a few more snowmen titles we are enjoying.
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
Frosty the Snowman (We have the voice recorded one from Hallmark.)
Making a Friend by Allison McGhee
Sadie and the Snowman by Allen Morgan
Peekaboo Bunny: Friends in the Snow by Capucilli (The snowman doesn’t appear until the last page. However, my kids love this lift-the-flap book.)
That’s not my snowman… by Fiona Watt (This is another book for the younger crowd. It’s a touch and feel book.)
SNOWMEN ACTIVITIES WE ARE ENJOYING
Here are a few of the snowmen literacy activities we have been doing for fun. First up is this super adorable felt snowman my mom made for Christmas. Head over to her blog to see how she did it. Of course, it was a great idea found on Pinterest! We use it to build oral language skills by describing body parts and accessories.
We’ve also been singing this little tune we made up to practice beginning sounds.
There Was a Snowman in Our Yard
(to the tune “Old McDonald Had a Farm”)
Note: The letter between the slashes represents the sound for that letter.
There was a snowman in our yard.
Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow
And on our snowman was a hat.
/h/ /h//h/ /h/ /h/
With a /h/ /h/ here and a /h/ /h/ there
Here a /h/, there a /h/ everywhere a /h/ /h/
There was a snowman in our yard
On a wintry day!
Repeat replacing the bold print with other items such as nose, button, mouth, etc. and their beginning sound.
Grandma brought this button snowman activity over last week. They made a Mommy, Daddy and two little snowmen. Each snowman was labeled with it’s name.
Finally, we got enough snow to make our very own snowman complete with a name tag. He has since melted, but we eagerly watch the forecast for the next big snow.
For more snow ideas, check out my “Snow Activities” Pinterest board!
Do you have a favorite snowman book or activity? We’d love to explore some new books and activities. Please share your ideas in the comments.
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