A classic picture book that captures the essence of winter is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. For years, kids and teachers alike have been enchanted by Peter’s snowy adventures. It’s a personal favorite here at Pre-K Pages. But reading the book aloud is just the beginning! Let’s explore some exciting activities inspired by this winter wonderland tale, perfect for guiding your preschoolers on their own winter adventures.
Sensory Writing Tray
Introduce your preschoolers to the joy of hands-on exploration with this sensory writing tray inspired by The Snowy Day. This winter-themed sensory tray is quick and easy to set up, allowing your little ones to experience the delight of snow just like Peter.
Pocket Chart Activity
Extend the magic of winter with a pocket chart activity based on The Snowy Day. As the winter months carry on into January, reading this book aloud sparks engaging discussions and curious questions in pre-k and kindergarten classrooms. Enhance the reading experience with this interactive pocket chart activity.
Snow Play Dough
Looking for a simple, fun, and sensory play experience? This snow white play dough recipe is perfect for you! With just three basic ingredients, you and your little learners can create your very own snow play dough.
Let’s get crafty and make a simple Peter doll from the book. This delightful project from Wildflower Ramblings allows you to bring Peter to life and immerse yourself in his snowy adventures.
Snowy Day Scenes
Unleash your creativity with construction paper and create your own snowy day scenes inspired by the book! This art activity from Creative Family Fun is a wonderful way to engage your little ones and transport them into the world of The Snowy Day.
Snow Globe Sensory Play
Bring the magic of snow globes to your preschoolers with this sensory bin idea. Let them create their own captivating snow globes and explore the textures and sensations of snow. Teach Preschool has the perfect inspiration for this enchanting activity.
Instant Snow Science
Preschoolers always love experimenting with instant snow. And now, you can take it to the next level with a printable recording sheet. Engage their scientific curiosity with this hands-on activity from Prekinders.
More Activities For The Snowy Day
Beyond the activities mentioned above, there are even more ways to dive deeper into the magic of The Snowy Day. Explore these additional ideas to keep the winter excitement alive:
- Winter Art/Snowy Scenes: Encourage your little ones to freely explore winter and snowy scenes through this process art activity by A Little Pinch of Perfect.
- Snowy Day Shadow Box: Recreate the enchanting moments from the book by crafting your very own shadow box with Pink Stripey Socks.
- Snowy Alpine Tree Watercolor Resist Art: This art project from Rhythms of Play is suitable for kids and adults alike. Discover the beauty of alpine trees through watercolor resist techniques.
- The Snowy Day Sensory Tub: Dive into the world of the book with a sensory tub inspired by The Snowy Day. Along the Way shares how to put together this engaging sensory experience.
- Making Our Mark in the Snow: Enhance pre-writing skills with a multi-sensory experience. Teach Preschool provides a creative activity that allows children to make their mark in the snow.
- Fake Snow Slime: Create your own winter fun with an easy and homemade fake snow slime recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands.
- Snow Storm in a Jar: Explore the wonders of weather science with this captivating Snow Storm in a Jar experiment by Lemon Lime Adventures.
- Which Do You Prefer? Weather Graph: Engage in a large group activity with this printable Weather Graph from Prekinders. It’s a simple and quick visual tool ideal for a weather or winter theme.
More Winter Ideas
If you’re looking for even more winter-themed ideas, make sure to check out Ratingperson for countless creative resources and inspiration.
Remember, with The Snowy Day as your guide, you can create a winter wonderland of endless fun and learning for your preschoolers. So grab a cozy blanket, gather around, and let the adventures begin!