January 10, 2013

How to Make Snowman Soup!

Our snowman/winter week has been a huge hit in my classroom!
Today we took our lesson a step further and 
wrote a how-to story based on how we would make snowman soup!
I really had planned on using this craftivity before Christmas,
but once I saw a picture on pinterest for the reindeer version,
we just had to make these cute little things for our Christmas gifts!
{These are the reindeer we created for gifts!}
But since I already had the items prepped for snowman soup, 
I decided to adapt it to our "If you give a snowman soup" lesson!
So, instead of making snowman soup to giveaway,
 we pretend we were making the soup that we gave the snowman yesterday!

We first brainstormed ingredients, materials, and steps to creating snowman soup.

Then it was our turn to write our own version!  
But for a little twist, we didn't enjoy the snowman soup, 
but delivered it outside for our snowman to grab at night! 
{Connections back to Snowman at Night}
 This is obviously their rough draft and needs punctuation help!:)
The one below cracked me up due to his use of a blindfold!
Just ignore the run on sentences with no periods!

For science, we then labeled the parts of the hot chocolate
 aka snowman soup using solids, liquids, and gases!
I was extremely impressed with a few students knowing that steam 
comes off of water as it is boiling, which would be a gas of course!
There was another very proud moment in our conversation, 
but for some reason it isn't coming to me!
We had a great discussion of how the chocolate chips were solids, 
but they could also be melted into a liquid using heat.
We also touched on the mixing of a solid {cocoa powder} and liquid.

You can find the craftivity here!


  1. LOVE IT! Now, in all your spare time, it would be great if you could stop by my classroom and make me some cute anchor charts! :D

    Teach On.

  2. Isn't that How-To pack the best?? I've loved using it with my kids! Love your charts!!


  3. I love that bulletin board! This craft is super cute. That writing looks great too! What wonderful ideas your kiddos have! Another fabulous anchor chart too!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  4. Wow, your students are doing very well in their writing!! I love to see all the writing going on with the students.


    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  5. I'm lovin' these anchor charts! :)

  6. Seriously, this has to be the best winter week ever!
    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  7. The charts are FABULOUS! (Ohh and the glitter frames....AWESOME!) ;)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  8. Once again I just love your anchor charts! I would love being in your classroom!


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