Snow Day Activities!
DCP Snow Day Activities K-4
Task: Choose an activity to complete using books and resources you have at home.
You will earn one PRIDE ticket per activity you turn into your teacher & director by Monday February 4th, 2019.
1. Write your own Snow Day story.
Write a real or make believe story to be shared with your class. The best story could be selected to be read in front of the entire class!
2. Write a letter to your favorite book character.
Choose one book and write a letter to your favorite character. What do you want to ask them?
3. Create a presentation that summarizes the book using text and illustrations/images (minimum 15 slides).
Introduce all important characters with a brief character sketch/image. Cover all significant events. Conclude with a personal rating of the book; suggest what kind of readers might find the book interesting. The final product can be done using Google Slides, PowerPoint, Prezi or other presentation software.
4. Create a commercial for your book.
Show the cover of the book and start with a good lead. Sometimes a question gets the audience interested. Tell the author, title, genre, series, etc. Explain why you chose to share the book. Then give a good summary of the book without giving away the ending. If possible, mention other books by the same author or other books in the same series. Bring the book and script to share with your class!
5. Create a Scrapbook of words you can read in the newspaper or a magazine.
Make a scrapbook, either using digital software or using paper to show all the words you can read. Be sure to include captions, illustrations/images and
6. I can count to 100 ! 100th Day of School!
It’s almost the 100th day of school! Count out an object that you have 100 of and take a photo to show your teacher or draw it.
Ideas: cotton balls, coins, buttons, noodles, cereal
7. Write a snow Acrostic poem
Use an adjective for each letter of a snow word to write a poem and share with your class
Snowman = S - sparkly, N - new, O - opaque
8. Create a Go Noodle dance with music to share with your class
Pick your favorite song
Come up with motions and dance moves for the song
Share it with your class
9. Write Valentine’s for your classmates
Write two nice things
Cut and fold paper
Share with them on February 14th!
Email your teacher if you need a list of first names
10. Create your own project.
Be creative - use any tool to create a project of your choice. Must bring in to show your teacher for a PRIDE ticket!
11. Login to Lexia Core5 or ST Math or Wonderopolis
Email your teacher if your child needs their User ID number. They should know it!
Complete minutes and unit goal for the week
Make a study guide of all the new skills you have learned by writing down words and ideas to show your teacher
12. Build it!
Use recycled materials or things in the house
Create a sled, invention or musical instrument
Write about what it can do
Bring it in to share with the class
13. Build a fort out of snow or blankets!
Take a photograph or draw a picture with labels to show your picture
14. Make your own slime
Ingredients: ½ tbsp of baking soda, 5 oz Elmer’s Color Glue & 1 tbsp of contact lens solution
1. Pour out entire contents of the 5 fl oz Elmer's Color Glue into a bowl.
2. Add ½ tbsp of baking soda and mix thoroughly.
3. Add 1 tbsp of contact lens solution. Mix until mixture gets harder to mix and slime begins to form.
4. Take the slime out and begin kneading with both of your hands.
5. If it's too sticky, add ¼ tbsp contact lens solution and knead. Keep adding ¼ tbsp contact lens solution until desired consistency.
15. Make your own Playdoh
Ingredients: 2.5 cups water, 1 1/4 c. salt, 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar, 5 tbsp. vegetable oil, & 2.5 cups flour
Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks.
Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.
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