1-2-3 Come Do Some Activities For "Sneezy the Snowman" With Me
Do you read the story “Sneezy the Snowman” by Maureen Wright?
It’s one of my students’ favorite winter books, and perfect for practicing the “sequencing and retelling a story” standards.
With that in mind, I designed three, quick, easy and fun activities that you can make.
I love that YouTube often has children's books being read. It helps me decide if I want to purchase it.
These short clips are also fun to play for my students as a review, after I have read the story. Here's a link featuring a family of voices reading "Sneezy" (4:35 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J6uZLX9tqg
First up is a "Sneezy the Snowman" flip booklet. There are two options to choose from.
Since Sneezy ultimately solves his “too cold-too hot” problem, by eating ice cream, one of the options is an ice cream cone topped with a “scoop” of snowman. Sneezy’s “head” flips up to reveal pages that have been sequenced from the story.
The other option, is a full-bodied snowman, where a big snowball at the base of Sneezy is the cover, which also flips up.
As always, all of my patterns come in black & white for students, as well as full color, so that teachers can quickly & easily make a sample to share.
So that you can diversify your lessons, there are also two page options available.
Choose the set of 6 pages, which have 2 graphics on a page, for younger students, while older students can opt to sequence and assemble 12 pages featuring a single graphic.
Besides sequencing and retelling, students can also get in some writing practice, as there is room to write a sentence at the bottom of the single-graphic pages, and if you need more room, students can finish on the back of the page. If you're using the double-graphic pages, students can write at the top of the flipped-up page.
When everyone is done, “read” the booklet as a whole group, calling on a student to explain what’s happening on that page; they choose another classmate to continue.
Afterwards, for more reinforcement, students can partner up and take turns retelling the story.
Next up is a "Sneezy the Snowman" storytelling wheel.
There are three wheel “cover” options to choose from.
One features Sneezy, another shows children building the snowman, and the 3rd is a full-bodied snowman, where the wheel is the big “snowball” base.
The snowman’s “head” is easily trimmed and glued to the top.
Choose your favorite, or give students a choice. Obviously the "head topper" takes a bit longer, but is my personal favorite.
For more reinforcement, as well as another way to assess comprehension, I’ve also included “color, cut & glue” puzzle worksheets.
Use the full-color versions for an independent center, and print the black and white pattern, so children can arrange their own puzzle.
Another super-fun thing for students to do is to play “Speed”. They pick a partner and race to see who can sequence their puzzle first.
Finally, a storytelling "slider" is another super-fun way to practice these standards. I named this craftivity a slider because students slide a strip filled with graphics through a "window" to retell the story.
Like the wheel craft, there are 3 “outside” slider options available: Sneezy sneezing, a snowman, and one with children building a snowman.
Pick your favorite or give children a choice.
All of them are easy-peasy to cut, as they are in a rectangular shape; however, you can also choose to cut around the snowman. The “slider strip”
Children color, cut & glue their slider strips together, then insert it into the “slits” of their cover.
As they pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through the “window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story with a classmate.
I’ve included full-color patterns for you, as well as a black & white templates for students.
As an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension, I’ve also included a “Let’s sequence the story” worksheet, where students color and trim the picture tiles then glue them in the correct order.
The slider, as well as the wheel and booklet packets, also include a “Here’s What Happened” worksheet to help check comprehension. They are different in each one.
The black & white versions can be completed by older students. Use the colorful pattern as a whole group activity, to review the story before little ones begin making their craftivity.
Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, today's featured FREEBIE is a sweet "I love you" ABC activity, which can be a card, magnet, bookmark or writing prompt.
If you've already got Valentine's Day covered, you can use this for Mother's, Father's, or Grandparents Day.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm literally chilling out here in Michigan, as the "Polar Vortex" continues to put us at minus degrees one day, then in the 40s with everything melting on another.
Today everything is beautifully wrapped in dripping ice, as Mother Nature continues to drive us bonkers. Wishing you a warm and wonderful week.
"She's fire and ice. You'll fear the cold and crave the burn." - JM Storm