I printed off some snake facts for kids and we sat down to talk about what we read. Did you know that snakes don't have eyelids?!
Then I made a big letter S on paper and they brainstormed different words that started with the letter S like snake.
- and star are some of the words Busy came up with
Then she suggested that I make the top of the S look like a snake's head :)
After making our sound board list, we started making snakes using various materials.
|Then he decided to cut out snakes.|
|Beansie began making a pipe cleaner|
beaded snake (bonus:great fine motor practice)
|Busy used Snakey as a model to make her paper snake.|
We used the computer to look up some pictures of different kinds of snakes. Some or their favorites were coral snakes, milk snakes, rattle snakes and pythons. The green one is a garden snake. The brown one is made from a paper towel tube and is a rattle snake. The red, black and yellow one is a coral snake. And the cute little beaded one is Beansie's "baby nake."
|I love this!|
Tuesday afternoon it snowed and iced (again). After baths and before bed I put glow sticks in the snow/ice and had the kids go to the dining room window to look outside. All the lights were out and it looked really cool! Busy said "LOOK! IT'S A GLOW SNAKE!!!" (unintentional on my part) They got bundled up and went out to unbury and rebury the snake :)
Today (yet another snow day) we make another snake…a bubble snake!
What You Need:
- dish soap
- shallow dish
- plastic water bottle
- rubber band or duct tape
What To Do:
As we were doing our snake activities we kept talking about what we had learned about snakes. I noticed that Busy kept comparing snakes to people so we took it a step farther with a Venn Diagram :)