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Read It, Make It: Books and a Treat for Snowy Days
by Patricia J. Murphy
Patricia J. Murphy is writer/creator and ideator for BIG and little people, the owner and chief creative officer of Pattycake Productions, and a passionate literacy advocate. You can learn more about her at www.patriciajmurphy.com.
The first day of spring is a few weeks away, but there’s still a chance for a snowy day or two, depending on where you live. Whether you’re dreaming about building a snowman, enjoying a snow-packed day at the park, or longing for snowflakes in paradise, you can experience snowy feelings without leaving the warmth of your home! Here are several books to help you celebrate snow days all year long.
by Raymond Briggs
This classic wordless story of a snowy day adventure depicts a boy’s excitement when his snowman comes to life. Briggs’s masterful and colorful illustrations take readers on a magical winter journey that will have them dreaming of their own snowman springing into action!
by Sam Usher
Sam cannot wait to get outside to play in the snow, but he must wait for Grandad to get ready. Even though Sam and Grandad aren’t the first people to make tracks in the snow, they are the most imaginative — throwing snowballs with zoo animals, people, and pets! Sam discovers that good things and good times come to those who wait!
by Lois-Ann Yamanaka, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky
Claire lives by the beautiful Hapuna Beach and mountains of Hawaii, but she longs to see snow. However, Claire learns to appreciate what she has on her Big Island — even without a snowflake in sight. Readers will also discover Hawaii’s unique flora, fauna, and environmental culture. Aloha!
What’s better than cuddling up with a wintery book? How about reading a few while enjoying yummy snow people cookies, too! Below, you’ll find simple instructions for snow people cookies, or if you desire, snow people dough ornaments.
What you’ll need:
- The phone number of your local bakery or ingredients to make your favorite sugar cookies! See the recipe in step #1 below.
- Yummy white frosting. (Both homemade or store-bought work just fine!) See the recipe in step #2 below.
- Chocolate chips for the eyes and mouths and orange-colored candies for noses.
- Powdered sugar to dust your cookies (or each other).
- Hot cocoa to drink with the cookies!
Not interested in making a sweet treat? Here’s a recipe for snow people dough ornaments!
Happy snowy days
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