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The Snowy Day Sensory Play
*Adapt this lesson for infants by putting the “snow” in a large secured zip-top bag for a sensory bag (see example).
Students will experience a new sensory activity
CDA Competency Standard: II.4.3a
Activities and materials encourage children to develop their senses.
a) Sight, sound, smell, taste and touch experiences are encouraged through a variety of developmentally appropriate materials and activities
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Read The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. When finished ask children what they think about snow. Discuss some things you can do in the snow, and what Peter did on the snowy day.
Create “snow” by mixing equal parts baking soda and shaving cream and allow children to play with it, making snowballs, snowmen, and even using small toys in the “snow.” Be sure to supervise children during this activity so they do not eat the "snow."
This lesson involves the senses of touch (texture, temperature), smell (the scent of the shaving cream), and sight.
Ask children how the “snow” felt. Was it like real snow? Was it cold to the touch? Did it make fluffy snowballs or hard snowballs?
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For Future Reference
When this training is over, it's going to be hard to remember all these lesson plans! We want you to get the most from this training, and continue to use this information in your classroom. We have put the lesson plans in this course, that are produced by Successful Solutions, on our resource website, www.Lessons4Learners.com, where you can continue to access them after your training expires. Be sure to bookmark the direct link to the page where the lesson plans can be found for easy access in the future at: http://www.lessons4learners.com/ezra-jack-keats.html
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