There is an online book on A-Z Reading, entitled, "Cómo hacer un muñeco de nieve". I have been reading several short books at the beginning of class to give students more exposure to vocabulary in context. As a last minute add on, I decided to add something to increase student engagement with this book which required a trip to the grocery store after work, but it was worth it!
After reading the book with the students, we read my powerpoint on "Cómo hacer un muñeco de
Then I showed them the Muñeco de dulces that I had made and also lined up the ingredients on paper plates to make it easy for them to gather what they needed to make their snowman. This is a good time for additional repetition of the names of the ingredients, the 3 parts of the snowman's body, and commands in the Ustedes form.
With the ingredients already on the plates, the students could quickly gather their supplies and it took only 10 minutes from start to finish. Of course, taking photos afterwards added a few more minutes to the activity. :-)
The powerpoint can be downloaded HERE.
The online book showed photos of children making a real snowman and photos of how to make a snowman with crumpled paper. Originally, I was going to use that, but fortunately I thought of marshmallows for snowman. After that thought, I googled "marshmallow snowmen" which resulted in numerous images of different snowmen made with marshmallows. If you do the same, you'll find others from which to choose.
|This snowwoman is happy about the weather forecast.|
As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I'm going to assume that it applies to others things such as, "When life gives you snow, make snowmen".