Activity - Dream Snow
Child(ren) will interact with toy animals representing the farm animals discussed in Dream Snow by Eric Carle. Child(ren) will make animal sounds, sort, and sequence animals as they were named in the book.
Have small gift bags to place farm animals in and cover with white tissue paper. Label the gift tag or bag with the words One, Two, Three, Four, and Five. You can also add the numerals and dots or draw snowflakes to each tag to scaffold the activity. As children interact with the animals, ask them to label them by identifying them, play with the sounds they make, and place them in the correct bag by the names the farmer gave them. As you clean up, place the animals in the correct bags and use the white tissue paper to cover them with snow. You can also sequence the bags in numerical order from 1-5.
- Small gift bags
- White tissue paper
- Labels for each bag
- Toy animals:
Children’s Book Dream Snow by Eric Carle
Background for Teachers/Parents
Read the book a few times to help them learn the order of the animals to help with proper placement
Intended Learning Outcomes
- Children will understand words have meaning.
- Children will place animals in sequential order.
Time Frame & Group Size
Time Frame: 15 minutes
Group Size: Individual or small group
- ELA 3 & 4 yr.2.3
Additional Core Standards:
- Math 3 & 4 yr.1.2
- ELA 3 & 4 yr.1.5