This is a 12-day winter-themed unit based on the book The Twelve Days of Winter by Deborah Lee Rose. You will need this book to do this unit! We use it the 12 Days leading up the winter break. It could be used for any grade K-5, with some modifications!
Included in this download:
-Activity directions for each day
-Parent directions for days that volunteers would be welcomed
-Pictures of completed projects to be used as examples
-"I Can" statements (objectives) for each day
-List of suggested books to extend the learning for each day
The book is based on the song "12 Days of Christmas" but uses winter words instead.
Here is an overview of the song and activities:
On the first day of winter, my teacher gave to me…
-A Birdfeeder in a Snowy Tree- Theme is what animals do in the winter and the students learn about animals who stay. They make a bird feeder!
-Two teddy bears- Theme is hibernation. Students help create a bear cave in the classroom and read books in their "cave" and make a cave out of a paper bag.
-Three penguins- Theme is penguins. Students make penguin footprint crafts.
-Four Weather Words- Students learn about winter weather words and make a weather graph.
-Five Gold Stars- Students make a winter Orion constellation
-Six Socks for Stuffing- Students make a sock snowman
-Seven Flakes for snipping- Students learn how to cut snowflakes out of paper
-Eight bells for ringing- Make a bell bracelet/ornament
-Nine worms for watching- Make a "bookworm" bookmark
-Ten holes for stitching- Students make a felt (or paper) mitten
-Eleven cubes for gluing- Students make a sugar cube igloo
-Twelve Treats for tasting- Yummy treats!
I hope you enjoy this unit and this book! It's a great way to get the kids excited about learning about weather, seasons, animals. And it makes a fun end to December!
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