Snowman Writing

This is an oldie but goodie!!!!  We did this activity last year and my students had so much fun so we did it again! Today, we worked on building a snowman.  For the whole month of January we have been discussing the body parts of a snowman and how to build one.  I created this bubble map activity so that students could add and remove velcro pieces as we discuss the parts of a snowman.  My district is pushing hard the "thinking maps" so this is a great way to integrate it into our classroom!

Yup- I made this.  I made it a few years ago and it's still holding together.  This is a super fun activity that my kids absolutely love.  They get to build a snowman piece by piece!

Now, for the writing part:
I created simple sentence strips to post in the front of the classroom.  We reviewed how to build a snow man and read each sentence as we built one using our felt pieces.  Once we reviewed the steps, my students wrote how to build a snowman using their individualized worksheet.

For my students who are not writing independently yet- I created this cut and paste activity.

For my students who are working on tracing, I had the sentenced pre-typed for them so that they could independently trace their sentences.

Lastly, for my highest students I created a word bank and had my students fill in the blanks.  At this time, I do not have any students writing and spelling independently.  If you had higher students you could challenge students to copy from the model in front or write independently about a snowman.

I also had each student color a coloring page I found online!  This was a great writing activity that I now have posted on my writing board for the month!

Like this activity?  I posted it as an added bonus to my January Vocabulary Unit.  All the writing worksheets are included!  It is available for purchase on TpT!

We also made these fun sensory baggies I found on Mollies Mom's blog- click on the image below to be redirected to her page for instructions!!

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