Don't let the cold winter months get you down! In this silly and charming story, a chilly snowman keeps making disastrous choices to try and get warm. Three children and 2 birds keep having to rebuild him and do their best to help him figure out how to feel "just right". The rhyming and inferential nature of this story is perfect for many speech and language activities.
This 35-page unit is to be used along with the book by Maureen Wright and Stephen Gilpin. Please see preview to view the activities. Many of the activities can be used without the book.
*Book not included, please buy or borrow from your school library.
Story Comprehension Questions and Cards w/pictures (31 cards): After reading the story, have students answer either the list of comprehension questions or the question cards with 2 picture choices, depending on appropriate skill level.
Is it Hot or Cold? (worksheet):
Cut and paste activity. Students decide which common objects are hot and which are cold.
What Do You Wear When It’s…? (worksheet):
Cut and paste activity. Students decide what clothing is appropriate for both hot and cold weather.
Roll-A-Dice Articulation (worksheet) :
Students practice words targeting sound blend SN-. Directions: Roll 2 dice. One dice tells the student which column to look at. The other dice tells them how many pictures to count down. When they’ve said the word correctly, they can color the picture and roll again until all the pictures are colored in.
Snowmen Venn Diagram (worksheet):
Students use their imagination to finish the snowman on the right side of the diagram then compare and contrast the two different snowmen.
Story Retell and Sequencing Cards:
8 frame story mat and 2 sets of picture cards, pg. 13 for younger students and pg. 14 or older students.
Cut apart and mix up cards. Have students glue the pictures into the story frames in order from beginning to end. Practice retelling the story in their own words using the pictures as aids.
Hot Cocoa Rhyme Time (worksheet):
Cut and paste activity. Students fill their mug of hot cocoa with marshmallows that show pictures of things that rhyme with “MUG”.
Make Me Brand New! (worksheet):
Cause and Effect: Draw pictures to show each time Sneezy made a bad choice. What happened to him?
Ice cream Store Pronouns Game (12 customers, 25 scoops): Students practice using He/She/They/It in sentence frames. Directions: Place customer cards and ice cream scoop cards into 2 different piles. Draw a customer card and pretend that they are ordering an ice cream. Draw an ice cream scoop card and put it on their cone. Practice using he/she/they/it in a sentence. Serve all your customers! Example: She wants a popcorn-flavored ice cream.
Open-Ended Ice Cream Game Cards:
Print out at least 2 copies of the point cards. Cut out and laminate. These are non specific, open ended game cards that can be used to target any skill or goal you need to practice. There are point cards ranging from 0-5 and a “lose all” card. Print out as many point cards as you want for the size of your group.
Directions: Take turns practicing your target sound or skill and then drawing a card. Each card gives you points. Add up your points at the end of the game to see who is the winner. Try not to drop your ice cream or you will lose all your cards!!!
Story Vocabulary Match Up Game:
Print cards onto heavy cardstock. Cut apart, mix up and lay all the cards face down. Take turns trying to find a match like in the game “memory”. Name the vocabulary picture on each card.
How To Make Hot Cocoa(worksheet): Sequencing activity. Students practice writing or drawing the steps to making hot cocoa using first, next, then and last.
Winter Following Directions (worksheet):
Students follow 1, 2, or 3 step directions
to finish this winter scene.
Speech Therapy Update Form:
These Session Updates are a great way to connect with parents and encourage more involvement in practicing skills at home. I send these home after every therapy session to let the parents know that I saw their child today and what we worked on. There is also a section for homework practice and their behavior in speech therapy.