Summary of Snow:
In the story, the forest animals prepare for snow. Once the snow falls, each forest animal responds differently. The story lends itself to discussions on migration, hibernation, and camouflage. Note: You could use a different story about snow.
In this activity, the students will experiment with colors to create snow that camouflages their bunny. Create the snow with a snow cone ice shaver. Have students mix small amounts of snow in cups with red, blue and yellow food coloring or snow cone syrup. Give each group of students a bunny and have them experiment until they have created the correct color.
Note: I do a snow day for my Florida students each year. The local Fire Department allows me to fill about 8 coolers with ice. Parents spend the morning turning the ice into shaved snow. We dump the coolers out and build mini-snowmen, make snow angels, and throw snow into the air to mock real snowfall. If you teach in a warm climate, you might add this to your STEAM activities.
Full color character pieces are provided for retelling the story.
Black and white character pieces can be used for writing activities or story retelling.
Place snow in a sensory bin with plastic animals for further exploration.
The unit includes colorful character pieces, blackline bunnies, a writing activity and a STEM recording sheet.