Over 7 Fun Snowy Day Activities and Lesson Plans for Kindergarten & First Grade (Free File)

The Snowy Day Activities for Kindergarten and Lesson Plans!

The Snowy Day Activities Kindergarten and Lesson Plans! Reading comprehension skills are practiced such as visualizing and making connections. A fun craft for The Snowy Day is also featured. You can get a free winter math activity too! So many ideas for your classroom!

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember.  Naturally, we had to include this book in our Engaging Readers series!

The Snowy Day Reading Activities – Visualizing

The simple illustrations are precious!   It is funny how an image can take your right back to kindergarten.  I remember Miss Fox reading The Snowy Day to me (a gazillion years ago.)

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We start the week by practicing the comprehension skill of visualizing.

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

The Snowy Day Reading Activities – Retelling

We have two different retelling options for the classroom to use.  One option is the individual cards that students can place in sequential order as they retell the story.  This activity is done by the whole classroom, with lots of discussions and retelling practice.

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There is also a digital retelling option.  These are PowerPoint slides with moveable cards that the students can sequence.   They work great on an interactive whiteboard or on an iPad.  Plus they make prepping this activity simple!

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

Sentence Study

Each week, the students are given a mentor sentence.  First, they construct the sentence and place it in order. The students color code the sentence based on the parts of speech.  So far, the students are working on proper nouns, nouns, and verbs.

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This also makes a great book to keep the reading response pages in.

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

and we added the student version of the retelling on the back of the book!  Simple!

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

The Snowy Day – Making Connections

The Snowy Day is a great book for students to practice making connections!

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Here are a few examples!

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten

The Snowy Day – Vocabulary Lesson

We also pull a few words from the text each week to dive into a vocabulary lesson!  We want to be certain students are determining the meaning of unknown words by hearing them in context.  After all, this is the vocabulary skill we want them to learn.  So we discuss the word, define the word, and use the word.  Each week we focus on two new vocabulary words.

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Free Winter Math Activity for Kindergarten
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You can find all of these reading activities and The Snowy Day craft templates by clicking:

The Snowy Day Activities and Worksheets

We also have a few center activities and worksheets the students use during the week-long book study.

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You can find these center activities, as well as a STEM activity by clicking:

LESSON PLANS

You may download these lesson plans for kindergarten PDF or an editable template.  I have used Hello Literacy Fonts (which are free for non-commercial use).  You may want to download her fonts and install them on your computer first.  This way the formatting will not be off.  Naturally, you can change the fonts if you prefer.

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  • Download these plans by clicking HERE or on the image below.

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    Deedee Wills

    My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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    4 Responses

    1. I absolutely LOVE the digital retelling as part of the Engaging Readers packets. Thank you!

    2. Thank you for the digital version of retelling to go with your Engaging Readers units. My students LOVE these units!

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