No Two Alike

This week is play!

Today we started with No Two Alike by Keith Baker.

No two snowflakes are exactly alike, just like no two nests are exactly the same. This is a sweet book about all the wonderful things that come with winter and all the ways they are similar but different.

After our book we did a short rhyme called “Five Little Snowflakes:”

Five little snowflakes,
Floating by my door.
One blew away.
And then there were four.

Four little snowflakes,
Falling down on me.
One blew away.
And then there were three.

Three little snowflakes,
Falling down on you.
One flew away.
And then there were two.

Two little snowflakes,
Having lots of fun.
One flew away.
And then there was one.

One little snowflake,
Lying in the sun.
It melted away.
And then there were none.

After our rhyme, we looked at an extreme close-up of a snowflake on our projector screen. We talked a little bit about what snowflakes are made of, what they look like, what they feel like, and what happens to them when it starts to warm up.

Then we read our second book, Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

This is a favorite of mine, and it works really well for this time of year, when the weather gets cold and you want to stay in your warm, cozy house.

After our books and activities, we went to our stations:

  1. Snowball toss. The ring toss is made of pool noodles duct taped together and placed on two wooden stands. We used styrofoam balls for snowballs.
  2. Play dough and tools. There weren’t any smooth rolling pins to use with the play dough, so we substituted a few Boomwhackers.
  3. Name snowmen. Forgot to get a picture of this one, but it’s really easy to make. Cut out a white circle for each letter of the kid’s name. Glue them to a piece of paper, one stacked on top of the other like snowballs for a snowman. Add another white circle on top for the face. Decorate your snowman however you’d like!
  4. Marshmallow snowmen.

Using frosting for glue, we attached marshmallows, edible pearls, candy eyeballs, and gumdrops together to make delicious snowmen!

Next week is STEM!


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