This is Leo again. We are doing a Family Book Club and this week was our very first week. We picked the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. I did a whole bunch of instructional videos for the book club so that all the kids would have fun doing some crafts and drawings.
First, here is our Family Book Club commercial for The Snowy Day:
Then, this is a video about how to draw Peter from The Snowy Day:
Here are some instructions for making a Peter puppet. I made these instructions using Haiku Deck:
DIY Snowy Day Puppet by Leo (age 6) – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Here’s a puppet show that I did with my brother and sister. I read the book and they did the puppet show:
Here is a really cool Peter doll that we made out of felt. We got the idea from this post from Wildflower Ramblings. We made one for each kid and they are SO FUN:
DIY “The Snowy Day” Peter Felt Doll – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Here is a Snowy Day shadow box that I made. In the video, I tell you how to make one and also give you an idea for using it as a mini puppet theater:
We also did a snowball experiment! Remember how Peter’s snowball melts in the book and he gets sad? We made an experiment about the melting snowball:
The Snowy Day Snowball Experiment – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Here is how to draw a towering snowman:
We made some really cool crystal snowflakes this week using Borax. Here’s a presentation I made to show you how you can make your own!
DIY BORAX SNOWFLAKES – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Here’s a video on how to make paper snowflakes. This is great for little kids who are learning to use scissors. You can also make them out of coffee filters and paint them with watercolors:
If you have a lot of snow where you are, don’t forget to check out my list of things you can do in the snow. There are some really cool ideas in this presentation:
Snowed In? – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires
Also be sure to check out all the stuff here, and my mom’s Pinterest board if you want to do more activities and read more books!
And while we’re talking about weather, be sure to check out the interview I did with my dad’s friend Dan who is a real weatherman!
Thanks for reading!!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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