‘The Snowy day’ by Ezra Jack Keats is such a lovely book. A simple story for the under 5’s about a little boy and his adventures in the snow.
The pictures are also simple, but special, with a homemade arty effect and lots of strong colours. My favourite pictures are just inside the front and back covers, where pale coloured snowflakes have a potato print effect.
We went over to see my friend and her preschool group, and after a morning of playing outside in the snow, I thought this would be a good book to read with them. We then tried to replicate the snowflake picture in the book by using potato prints…
This book has a wealth of activities!
Why not bring in some snow from outside and watch it melt?
Or make a snowflake mobile?
Perhaps make an angel in the snow?
Yes, indeed, a wealth of ideas!