What would it be like to live in a snow globe? Would the days be filled with sledding, snowball fights, and ice skating? Jane O’Connor has imagined a world with two families: one inside and one outside the snow globe. This story is a perfect read aloud to share in winter when students long for days to play in the snow. I want to share several activities you can pair with The Snow Globe Family.
About the Book
Oh, when will it snow again? wonders the little family who lives in the snow globe. They long for a snowstorm. If only someone in the big family would pick up the snow globe and give it a shake. Baby would love to. She notices the little family, but the snow globe is too high for her to reach. But then Baby is alone during a snowstorm. Will the snow globe family get a chance to go sledding, too?
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Snow Globe Writing Craft
Students will create their own snow globe. There are several cover options to choose from. These can be printed on white so students can color them in, or printed on colored paper to give that extra “pop” of color.
On the inside, students can add a piece of writing. This might be a writing prompt, reading response, vocabulary work, or more!
Once assembled, these would make a great hallway display.
The Snow Globe Family Activities
Like many of my other picture book companions, this one has a large focus on comprehension and vocabulary. These 8 questions will help guide the discussion as you read. Students can also respond to these questions in writing.
After reading the book, students can put the story back together with this sequencing activity.
Once students can sequence the story, they are ready to retell or summarize. They can even focus on story elements with this Story Shake-Up spinner activity.
I selected 8 vocabulary words for this story. Each vocabulary card has a matching definition. Students can play a memory matching game or use them in a pocket chart center. Then, students can work with their vocabulary words using this fill-in-the-blanks page and vocabulary match-up activity.
You can find all of these activities in my picture book companion for The Snow Globe Family:
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