Although we don't have snow yet, for this activity we still read some winter books and did a few activities.
The Reading Selections
I found the book "Snowmen at Night" online through WeGiveBooks. We read this book online and talked about all the things snowmen might do when we go to sleep. My daughter really enjoyed looking at the pictures and talking about the things the snowmen were doing and making connections to the things she likes to do outside in the snow.
Create a Snowflake
I had intended to show my daughter how to make a snowflake by folding paper and cutting with scissors, but after discovering that WeGiveBooks had so many great books, she got distracted and instead we read or looked at just about every book on the site (or so it seemed!). She really enjoys being read to and "reading," so I decided to forgo the snowflake making at this time and save it for another day.
So...I decided to make my own virtual snowflake. Trying to appeal to a wide audience, I used this site as inspiration and made a Star Wars snowflake on the Make a Flake website to create a virtual snowflake.
Watch a Video
I found the video below on YouTube for the movie The Snowman. We watched it after reading the book. One thing I really liked is that it doesn't have any spoken words (except for at the beginning), so it really allows the viewer to use their imagination.
Build a Snowman
In full disclosure, I did not get a chance to do the last activity I had planned for this day of EdTech Cheer before publishing this post. As we do not have snow yet, I was going to do a snowman activity similar to that found on Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas. If I am able to do the activity though, I will post an update!