Miss Trisha’s snowy day art adventures began with reading aloud The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Such a simple, sweet and delightful story about a young boy’s tranquil day in the snow. For those of us in South Texas, we don’t really grow-up knowing what the crunch of snow sounds like. That’s why we need wonderful teachers like Miss Trisha.
- Epsom salt
- blue paper
- outline of Peter in his coat
- red markers, paint or crayons
- white crayons
Step One – Vocabulary Enrichment: Again, since our children are not familiar with snowy days and the crunch of the snow, Miss Trisha introduced a large tub of Epsom salt. The children took turns making crunching sounds in the mock snow.
Step Two – Character Development: Each child colored Peter in his red coat. Look how different Peter looks in these works of art. Peter starts as a simple black outline, but this child added eyes and a mouth. You’ll also notice that Peter is not a perfect cut-out. Rather than Miss Trisha doing the cutting, the children each cut-out their own Peter. It doesn’t matter one bit that Peter is not cut-out perfectly!
Step Three – Setting Development: Each child selected a scene from Peter’s day in the snow to recreate.
Will you be blessed with a Snowy Day this winter? Our children in South Texas dream of just one Snowy Day!
We’re GIVING AWAY a winter theme study pack including another great snowy day book: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
Tomorrow the children are mixing-up a batch of homemade cocoa mix. Yummy!
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