Snow Days

November 30th, 2010

Hope you are having fun, and not getting too bored!  Here are some ideas if you are running out.

  • Go over Jolly Phonics sounds (can you think of some snowy words for some of the sounds?  Make a snow day alphabet)
  • Play in the snow (make a snow animal, snow art, write in the snow, gather twigs and make a snow shelter, build an igloo(!), make snow angels, catch snowflakes, take a snowball indoors and observe it over time, put some water outside to see if you can get it to freeze – in a plastic cup, try shallow/deep experiment!)
  • Make hot chocolate (count out spoonfuls, mix with milk, think of some special extras like marshmallows, sprinkles, choc buttons)
  • Cook a special meal/make biscuits (involve children in collecting ingredients, talk about where they have come from, measuring out, mixing)
  • Eat in the dining room and/or with fancy dishes (sort cutlery/dishes, lay the table, make name cards/place mats)
  • Order in dinner (reading menus, talk about healthy options, make payment)
  • Watch a favourite movie (discuss afterwards why it’s a favourite, draw pictures for the beginning/middle/end, create a book of the movie, act out favourite scene)
  • Play a family game (encourage turn taking)
  • Check on/visit with neighbours (do they need something from the shops, help clearing a drive/steps)

Hope to see you all back at school really soon.

Truman and I have been out enjoying the snow in the local park.  He likes chasing snow balls!  Mr D.