Winter W !
Letter Of The Week is back! My goal with these activities is to have fun while introducing letters, research suggests that parents and teachers need to make sure that letters are taught in context! So don’t worry about following some list, follow your child! Provide a print rich environment, point out various letters throughout the day, and capitalize on their interests , if they are enjoying themselves it will stick! I chose to start with W because it’s my son’s favorite letter and the day we did it we were snowed in!
- Gather your materials. You will need 1 piece of blue construction paper, 2 pieces of white paper, a white crayon, glue, scissors and some white pom poms.
- Draw a large W on your blue construction paper.
- Have your child color the W with the white crayon. We opened the blinds to look at the snow for some inspiration!
- While your child is coloring, cut out some small snowflakes. If they are able have your child do this step!
- When they are done coloring, add some glue.
- Add the snowflakes.
- Add some “snowballs” – pom poms!
- Let dry.
- Cut out and glue or tape onto the 2nd white paper.
“Animals in Winter” by Henrietta Bancroft is part of the Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science series and it doesn’t disappoint. I love this series and when I find stage 1 books I am always excited. Non fiction books for 2-5 year olds are hard to find but every single book in this series has been a gem. This book explains hibernation, seasonal migration and why some animals don’t do either of those things! Great illustrations round out this great read!
“Holly’s Red Boots” by Francesca Chessa was a delight to read. Holly wants to go outside in the snow but can’t find her boots. It’s a cute story and the pictures are scrumptious! My son loved that the dinosaur was wearing her boots and wanted to read that page over and over. I also loved that when she does go outside her mom has her baby sibling in a baby carrier! Fun book!
I can’t wait to try Animals In Winter. I wasn’t familiar with this book and it looks perfect for my kids (2 and 4). My son is learning about hibernation in preschool and this will piggy back on his school learning. I love it when I can do that. Also love the letter of the week craft idea!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Love your craft! We did “S” is for snow when we were snowed in here in Portland (oregon)! great minds think alike! 🙂
Animals in Winter is a great book. We’ve read it almost every day since you posted this activity. Thanks for the recommendation.