Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Snowy Day lapbook

Over the weekend, my youngest son and I enjoyed some cuddle time in the rocking chair. I introduced the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to him. We read the book through twice. Afterwards, I asked him if he wanted to do some activities from the book. Since he was willing, we did several of the activities from the Homeschoolshare website.

First he glued the title picture onto the cover of his lapbook. He noticed immediately that there was a dog in the picture and no dog in the story. Very observant!

This photo shows him carefully putting glue on the back of the picture to glue it down.

The first activity we did was make a little snowman. He cut out the circles and glued them down all by himself. He also drew the eyes, mouth and buttons. We glued the snowman into the little snowman book from the Homeschoolshare website.

Another activity we did was "S is for SNOW." On the inside of the little booklet is a paper with lots of letters. He circled all the "S" letters.

Then we did the "What is White?" booklet. He glued a picture of each white thing onto the correct page. Since he is beginning to understand letter-sound correspondence, this was a nice way to point out how words begin and which words matched the pictures.

The sequence cards activity wasn't really something for him to make. However, inside the pocket are cards that show the various events from the story. He used these to retell the story to his big brother and his daddy.


Anonymous said...

this is a lovely simle introduction to lapbooks and will suit my eldest (31/2) as she loves to read books together.

P.S. your description of DH could ahve been a descritpion of mine, except he's only had to put up with ME for 7 years!!!


Laura H said...

I just ordered my first book to try the lapbook with. Cant wait to see what my kids think.

Jamie said...

Thanks so much for posting this! I saw your link a few threads? ago and printed off a bunch of the activities as well.

We've done the sequence cards and snowman and will do the letter activities tomorrow. My 3 1/2 year old loved it!

Thank you!