Winter Theme Activities for Children: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

January 2, 2012

Winter Theme Activities for Children and FREE printables

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin

Why we love this book:

The text is a simple rhyming chant, taking children through the steps of getting dressed for snowy, winter weather. Children love the sing-song pattern, the colorful pictures and the main character. However, the girl’s little dog, who helps her get dressed and sips tea, is the real show stealer in this book. The children just love that little dog. Under My Hood I Have a Hat opens the door to many winter weather learning activities .  We’ve put together links to winter activities, books and FREE printables. Bundle-up and enjoy!

*We are in love with this cute book so much that we also gave away a copy last winter. Be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter this year’s GIVEAWAY.

Sorting Winter mittens, gloves, scarves and hats.

The Snowy Day: Art by Children

Let’s Play I Spy: A Winter Nature WalkPrint this book FREE: Let’s Play I Spy On My Winter Nature Walk

After taking a winter nature walk as described in the above link, the children can illustrate their own Let’s Play I Spy On My Winter Nature Walk.

The children can use adjectives to describe the items they spy or a pattern similar to the one used in Let’s Play In The Snow by Sam McBrantney, “I spy something that belongs to a tree.”

Print this book FREE: Let’s Play I Spy Shapes On My Winter Nature Walk

To spark a little creative thinking, the children can illustrate a Let’s Play I Spy Shapes book.

You can find step by step directions for sparking these creative illustrations in our post that accompanied the FREE printable book:  It looked like a dot.

We’re GIVING AWAY one hardcover copy of  Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

Happy New Year! Do you have a New Year’s resolution?  (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, January 6, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, January 13, 2011. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

Also this week: Ringing the New Year with Children

Sharing this week at:

ABC and 123 learning

Hip Homeschool Moms

Mouse Grows Mouse Learns


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tara January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I’ve missed y’all!! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year’s Day!
I’ve downloaded a great organizing type calendar that has one thing to do each day in order to declutter and simplify. Those are things that I wish to accomplish this year!

Ms. Cox January 3, 2012 at 7:48 am

Looks like my boys would love this book.
Thanks for having this drawing.

MamaGames January 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Hi! ~waves~ I hopped over from Hip Homeschool. Would love to win a copy of the book… it looks like great fun.

Robin January 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm

When a New Year comes I reflect on what the old held, I try to make improvements by what lesson were learned.

Alice January 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

No resolutions really, just hoping for a better year overall with lots of learning!!

Tiffany January 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

My resolution is to get rid of stuff, a lot of stuff, and not bring anymore junk into my house. There is always room for more books though.

Kayla Arrowood January 5, 2012 at 11:39 am

Yes we do make resolutions because its always wonderful to try to be better. My resolution was to work on my patience this year. kevinkaylaarrowood123 at yahoo dot com

Patricia January 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Get rid of the toys!!! I pack them up, I give them away, yet they still seem to multiply as soon as I turn my back. My goal this year is to cut down drastically on the number of toys my kids have. Gotta make room for more books… :)

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