Monday, January 20, 2014

The Snowy Day {BFIAR}

One of my favorite things to do is read aloud to the kids.  It's always a great time snuggling and giggling. 

I am loosely using the Before Five in a Row  {BFIAR} "curriculum" with the little girls.   Some of the books on the book list are out of print, and not even available at the library.  However, we own several on the list, and the remaining ones I've had no problem reserving.
The premise of Five in a Row - is that you read the book each weekday {hence 5 in a row}. The curriculum has you do many things that would stretch across all academic areas.

But for me and my busy home, we have simplified it.
Every day {except piano lesson day} we read the book, followed by an activity {either a craft or something to make in the kitchen, or a printable from Delightful Learning or Homeschool Creations}. 
I really love BFIAR because it exposes them to great classic children's literature.  The stories naturally lend themselves to fun activities that you can do to expand on the story. 

Last week we read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats.

I'm pretty blessed to have a resident voice actor.  Though he is not often available, he makes read-alouds all the better with lots of different voices and inflections.  We ALL love it when he reads. 

I decided to make these fun dimensional snowflakes.  Blissfully Content had a great tutorial on how to make them.  

There were steps that each of the little girls could do.

Mary had a great time folding all her papers. She felt like such a big girl.



Just look at that team-work!

Scotch tape can be so...sticky!

Voila...our snowy day.

{Yes, Mary is still in her jammies.}

Now, let's see if we get any real snow from the next Polar Vortex that is on its way.

1 comment:

  1. They're so pretty!!! These have to be my favorite version of paper snowflakes, so awesome in all their 3-D glory. :)


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