Winter Writing Activity: Snow Poetry to Deck the School Halls
Today I am sharing a fun winter snow poetry writing activity for primary. I love this writing activity for any season. I love that children can show their sense of humour and be creative at the same time. This snow poetry writing activity is called “In the Snow…”
“In the Snow” Winter Writing Activity
We start our snow poetry writing activity by discussing the things we can and cannot do in the winter and in the snow. I encourage my students to think about how the seasons of winter and summer compare. We make a chart together to record our ideas.
I give them one of my own examples so they understand the pattern and how to come up with opposite ideas. For example, you can build a snowman (winter), but you can’t build a sandcastle (summer). They came up with many examples of things we can and cannot do in the snow. A lot of laughter erupts as we come up with these ideas.
We review how to print neatly and complete the sentences on the template. Students come up with four sentence frames of their own to write on their paper.
I always allow my students to use the ideas that we have generated as a class. I do not however let them copy the spelling word for word. I’d prefer that they sound out and use invented spellings and try their best. I make sure to say “You can use your own ideas as well!” to encourage my students. This challenges those students who have different ideas to share them.
Creating a Winter Writing Bulletin Board Display
After they have four ideas written down, they draw a picture to match their writing. To make their writing “pop” from the page, they can trace their writing with skinny markers. We like to use these markers by crayola.
You can use the same writing activity a few times a year to compare different seasons and celebrations. Students will feel successful because they have a pattern and template to follow.
My students colour and decorate their snow poetry writing. We hang them on our “Wow Work” bulletin board for everyone to see.
Winter Writing Resources
FREE Snow Poem Template
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