S is for Snowman Lesson

S is for Snowman Lesson

This lesson is part of a series of home preschool lessons I do for 2 and 3 year olds.  Click to see How I Do Letter of the Week Lessons and the Preschool learning supplies I use.

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At the beginning of the lessons I usually show the clip from the Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD for the featured letter and we practice singing the letter sound.  Then I introduce the topic for the day and we do a letter craft based around it.

Books We Read:

  • Snowmen at Night by Carolyn Buehner and the sequel Snowmen all Year: There are several other sequels you could choose from as well. These books imagine what snowmen might be up while we sleep at night or what they could do if they were able to stay around all year
  • The Itsy Bitsy Snowman by Jeffrey Burton: This short, simple board book provides a snowy twist on the Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyme.
  • Making a Friend by Tammi Sauer: This one was recently released and is a really sweet story about forming a friendship. The beaver has struggled to make a friend and decides to make a snowman to be his friend. When another animal joins in with the building they start to form a real friendship.
  • Sneezy the Snowman: My family loves this story of a snowman who can’t quite find the right temperature. He keeps getting cold, but when he tries to warm up in different ways it causes him to melt and a nice group of kids has to keep rebuilding him.

Activities We Did:

Puffy paint Snowmen (made with glue and shaving cream mixed together)

Pre-writing practice and maze (laminated and used with dry erase crayons)

-Sang “Once There Was a Snowman” with actions

Roll a Snowman game. I used this printable for the snowman parts and made a dice with the parts drawn on. The kids took turns rolling the dice and then taped the piece onto the board until we built a complete snowman.

-After reading Sneezy the Snowman I showed the kids pictures of various things (fire, grass, dirt, oven, etc) and asked them whether it would melt Sneezy.

-Snowman coloring and dot marker sheet

Made snowmen out of playdough

Snack We Ate

Snowman pancakes. The kids chose a pancake of each size, added cool whip and decorated with mini chocolate chips and pretzel arms.

At the end of each lesson

We always sing the alphabet song, read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and add the letter to our coconut tree.

The other S lesson we did was S is for Snake. You can see my post about it from last year: S is for Snake Preschool Lesson

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