Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Snowy Day Book and Craft

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We love to do crafts based on books. One of our recent picks was The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. If you and your kids haven't read this book yet, go find a copy. They will love hearing all about Peter and the things he did on that snowy day. 

We decided to make our own snowy day scenes with Peter. I provided blue construction paper for the background and large orange and green rectangles to use for the city buildings. I also traced the picture of Peter on the book cover and cut him out of red construction paper. The girls used their glue sticks and set up their city scene.

When it was time to add the snow, I gave the girls white paint and cotton swabs. They could dab the paint to look like snow falling or easily smear it. AJ did a lot of dabbing! At 2 1/2, she absolutely loves to paint like this. A lot of times she will choose a cotton swab over a paint brush!

Lizzie did a little bit more smearing and added snow to the tops of all the buildings and lots of snow falling from the sky. You can see her finished picture in the top photo. AJ's picture is below. Her snowy scene turned into a blizzard by the time she was done!

Have you read The Snowy Day? Are there any more snow books that you and your kids love?

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