This download is a book companion to the picture book Snowballs by Lois Ehlert.
The book reveals a snowman family including dad, mom, boy, girl, baby, cat and dog. Each snow character is decorated with a variety of different items, thus making the book a great tool for building vocabulary and oral language. Two pages in the book are dedicated to the labeling of all the different items used to decorate the snowmen, as well as a page of science information about what makes snow.
It is suitable for K-2, as a complement to a winter or Christmas theme, and
great inspiration for some creative snowman art.
The package includes:
Full page picture of each member of snow family. Use for re-telling, sequencing, compare and contrast. (in color and black and white)
Story character and decorative item picture cards – use for matching / concentration game, or sentence writing (in color and black and white)
Booklet 1 – 8 mini pages – trace the words
Booklet 2 – 8 mini pages – write your own word or sentence to match picture
Booklet 3 – Create your own snow family. Students can draw snowmen for each of their family members or create a fictional snow family. This could also be used as a class book, each student adding themselves as a snow creation or a fictional snow creation (animal or person).
Compare and Contrast members of the snow family using Venn diagrams.(3 pages)
Suggestions for ways to use the snowman decoration pictures (vocabulary, art, sorting).
Sentence sequencing – cut strips and order as per story.
Story Words – mixed-up words and ABC order.
Snowman match up – draw a line to match the item in each of the four columns that belong together.
Snowballs – letter search and tracing
Snowballs – word search
Descriptive Writing Sheets for each member of snow family. (seven pages)
Create your own snow person or animal - with writing/picture model (five pages)
Decorating Ten Frames (two pages)
Snowballs Game (3 pages)
You may be interested in these other story-based resources:
Eggbert the Slightly Cracked Egg (a book companion)
Snow (a book companion)
The First Day of Winter (a book companion)
The After Christmas Tree (a book companion)
Leafy the Leaf that Wouldn't Leave (a book companion)
Leaves (a book companion)
The Littlest Pumpkin (a book companion)
Ghost in the House (a book companion)
Dark Dark Woods (a video companion)