This month the KinderFriends are bringing you some of our favorite books (you'll want to blog hop and check this out!),
You can't have a list of snow books without the classic The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats.
The "snow" in the picture is a mix of about half paint and half shaving cream, spread around with my fingers. Your kiddos can add foot prints or lines from a stick, just like Peter did in the story!
While you are reading about snow, how about some snow themed learning activities? I recently finished Snow: STEAM learning, which includes 6 activities for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
Here are some of more of my favorite snow themed stories:
The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs: a wordless book that will have your children reading the pictures and telling the story.
Let's Go Home, Little Bear, by Martin Waddell: little bear is scared of the unfamiliar sounds he hears while walking in the snow, but the real focus is on the loving relationship between big bear and little bear. This is one to snuggle up and read with your own children, but will also be loved for group story time.
I Have to Go!, by Robert Munsch: What can I say, Robert Munsch totally understands children, and if you ever were a child, or have parented someone who is toilet training, this is hilarious!
50 Below Zero, by Robert Munsch: While you're looking for Robert Munsch books, grab this one too!
Snowmen at Night, by Caralyn Buehner: This lovely book imagines the reason why snowmen sometimes look a little worn around the edges in the morning - surely it's not just the weather, what have they been doing?
Stranger in the Woods, by Carl R. Sams II and Jean Stoick: The authors/photographers spent many winters feeding and photographing forest animals, and turned their amazing photos into an award winning picture book. You'll want to have birdseed on hand after reading this book, so your children can leave it out for the critters that live near you.
Snowy, Flowy, Blowy, by Nancy Tafuri: In just 24 words Tafuri sums up the months and seasons of a year. Illustrated beautifully, this deceptively simple book is wonderful for starting conversations about the seasons and weather.
Now, for even more favorite stories, hop on over to Pocket Full of Centers!