Let It Snow!

Chilly weather may make us want to stay inside, but there are so many fun cold weather activities that children can enjoy outdoors! When I was young, my brother and I would wait impatiently for the snow to start. Our winter plans included sledding down the hill at Sharon School and trying to learn how to ice skate at Brainerd Lake in Cranbury, New Jersey - a skill my parents never managed to teach me. We also would make snowmen; create snow angels; and on one memorable occasion, my uncle and great-aunt helped us build a huge igloo in our yard. But if the weather is too frightful outside, you can always curl up inside and read about the wonderful activities you can do in a winter wonderland.

Snowy Book Suggestions:
Snowmen at Night; Snowballs; Pearl's New Skates
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
Snowmen play games at night when no one is watching.

Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Some children create a family out of snow. Includes labeled pictures of all the items they use, as well as information about how snow is formed.

Pearl's New Skates by Holly Keller
Pearl's birthday skates have a single blade and learning to use them is harder than she expects. Will Pearl ever skate in real life the way she skates in her dreams?

Emmett's Snowball by Ned Miller
Emmett rolls a snowball in his yard, and with the help of several friends, soon makes it large enough to be featured prominently in the town square.
All You Need for a Snowman; Callie Cat, Ice Skater; Mouse's First Snow
All You Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle
Lists everything that one needs to build the perfect snowman, from the very first snowflake that falls.

Callie Cat, Ice Skater by Eileen Spinelli
Callie Cat loves to ice skate and, when she hears about the Honeybrook Ice Skating Contest she decides to enter, only to find that winning is not as important as the joy of skating.

Mouse's First Snow by Lauren Thompson
A mouse tries many new things when he and his father go out and play in the snow.

-Michelle Cromwell


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