by Lois Ehlert
What to do on a winter day when you are waiting and waiting for the snow to start falling? Enjoy Lois Ehlert’s Snowballs and get inspired for when that fluffy, white stuff has covered the ground.
Snowballs is a delightful look at the snow family created by the narrator’s family from snowballs and “Good Stuff Saved in a Sack”. The book is a fun and engaging read with large pictures and double-page spreads full of cut-paper and found-object collages.
Sit and read the book together with your young reader then go back and take time to peruse the illustrations for objects used to make the snow family. (Not to give anything away, but the cat’s eyebrows are a personal favorite.)
The end of the book includes a two-page photo spread with captions showing all of the “good stuff” used to make the snow family, information on snow, and some fun photographs of snowmen.
Snowy activities coming up this week:
- Feeding birds seems to be a theme in Lois Ehlert's books! When we featured Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf, one of our activities was making a variety of birdfeeders. This would also be very fitting to Snowballs, considering the feathered friends featured at the beginning of the story.
- For another birdfeeding craft, check out Homemade Birdseed Ornaments.