Snow In San Diego * A Winter Unit For Speech And Language Development
Story time - Sneezy the Snowman, by Maureen Wright, is an adorable story about a snowman who can't shake feeling cold. Multiple attempts to warm up (drinking hot cocoa, getting into a hot tub, sitting by a nice fire) result in him melting. Fortunately, a band of good-hearted children are there to "make (him) brand new" each time. After a comedy of errors, they finally find a solution that is just right. Whether reading to a class, to children in speech-language therapy, or to your very own kids, this story is a worth while way to spend your time.
Crafts - There are all sorts of cute snowman craft ideas on the internet. For this unit, I prepared materials for three different construction paper projects. The most advanced included 3-different sizes of pre-cut white circles, googly eyes, and miscelaneous accessory pieces (orange triangles for carrot noses, ribbons for scarves, brown twine for arms, foam stickers etc.). I am a huge fan of using what's around you, so keep an open mind. You could draw a face on the smallest circle with a sharpie, and let the kids color it or just leave it at that. I might do that anyway for kids who need more support. Let them choose a background color and paste the items on according to their goals (or developmental level). With crafts like this, I sometimes write cues on the paper so that parents know how to guide discussions/continue practice at home.