Activities For The Story "The Jacket I Wear In The Snow"

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activities for the jacket i wear in the snow, crafts for winter, winter writing prompts, activities for shirley neitzels books, winter clothing activities, Do you read the story “The Jacket I Wear In The Snow?”  My kiddos and I really enjoy Shirley Neitzel’s books.
They are perfect for sequencing and retelling a story too.

With that in mind, I designed several craftivities that you can transition to after reading the tale. I'm featuring two of my latest creations on the blog today.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, First up is my "Jacket Packet", which includes 4 writing prompt options for older students, as well as 2 jacket patterns, so little ones can also do the craft.

* One jacket pattern is generic, which students can color, or you can run off on a variety of colors of construction paper.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for januarym writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, * The other jacket looks like the one in “The Jacket I Wear In The Snow” story.

Pick a jacket or give children a choice, then choose a “lining” for your craft.
There are 5 options, plus a blank version to dream up something else.

* The first “lining” has pictures of the story elements in chronological order, which is a fun way for students to practice the “retell a story” standard.

* The other 4 “linings” are writing prompts.
Students cut the jacket on the dashed line, then glue just the sleeves, to the “lining” creating a booklet, when flipped open reveals the pictures or one of these writing prompts:

activactivities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, ities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, 1. “Here’s what happened…” (Checks comprehension. Can be written as a “beginning, middle, end” prompt, or as a “sequential list” of what happened, or as a “paragraph of summary”.)

2. “The jacket I wear in the snow is…” option: (Descriptive writing, adjective practice).

     Children color the jacket pattern to match their own coat, then describe their jacket.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, 3. “My favorite thing to do when it snows is…” option: (Short & simple. Limited to one thing.)

     Children write about what their favorite thing to do in the snow is, then draw a picture underneath.

4. “When I’m all bundled up for winter I like to…” option: (Longer, expanded, can also be a list.)

     Children write about all of the things that they enjoy doing when they play in the snow.

Because they are very different, you can do the “retell the story” picture jacket, as well as the generic jacket with a writing prompt.

Possibly one for class and another for “early finishers” a fun homework assignment, or tuck in your "sub tub".

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, * Besides the black and white options, I’ve also included full color, plus my samples, so teachers can quickly & easily make an example to share. 

Completed projects make a sweet bulletin board or hallway-wall display. I’ve included several posters to use for the center of your display. 

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, Finally, since my storytelling "sliders" are such a hit, I also made one for "The Jacket I Wear In The Snow", which will help your students retell the story in chronological order.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, Because I've become quite the clip art collector, there are 5 outside slider versions to choose from. I LOVE options and thought you might too.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, Pick your favorite or give children a choice. Students color the story elements on the “slider strip” then cut and glue it together.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, As they pull on the end of the “slider-strip” the various pictures go through the “window”, so that children can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take their craftivity home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.    

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, Storytelling sliders are also an easy & interesting way to assess comprehension.

I’ve included a “Let’s “sequence the story” activity for this, where students color and trim the picture “windows” then glue them in the correct order on their worksheet.

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, There’s also 2, “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheets, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing, hopefully using a variety of ordinal numbers and other transitions. 

Since Chinese New Year started on the 28th and runs through February 15th, today's featured FREEBIE is a quick, easy & super-fun Chinese Lantern craft.

Chinese new year crafts, chinese new year activities, paper lantern craft, crafts for kids for chinese new year, chinese new year activitiesIt provides simple cuttng practice, and an intersting way to help strengthen those finger muscles. 

Completed projects look terrific dangling from the ceiling, or as a border in the hallway.  

activities for the jacket I wear in the snow, chinese lantern craft, activities for chinese new year, chinese new year crafts paper lantern pattern, writing prompts for january writing prompts for winter, activities for shirley neitzel books, winter clothing activities, winter crafts for kids, winter bulletin boards, Well that's it for today, it's snowing once again, and I'm finding it difficult to break my reclusive habits; as I'd much rather be snuggly and warm crafting away, than braving the outdoors. 

Wishing you a delightful day filled with memorable moments.

Happy Year of the ROOSTER!

“One year goes by taking with it a set of hopes and aspirations. Another year comes in with bundles of new opportunities to relive your dreams and realize your goals. “ -Unknown

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