Winter breaks provide a much-needed time to catch your breath after busy holiday months. However, sometimes it’s hard to fill all of those delightfully empty days with intentional, yet still relaxing, things to do for your family.
We have a solution to help you beat winter break boredom in your home.
How does this sound? Peaceful, relaxed learning centered around reading great books.
We’ve got you covered with two ways to do exactly that.
1. Books About Winter
Here’s the simplest way.
Grab a handful of these winter-themed books, curl up together on the couch, and read to your heart’s content. There’s tons of learning to uncover in the stories, and a little discussion of what is learned will help solidify some of that knowledge.
2. Snow: A Winter Mini-Unit Learning Guide
Now, take that learning just a little further with our FREE PDF Guide to using those winter books for simple, intentional learning. It’s still all about relaxed reading time but with a little more direction.
The Learning Guide covers:
- Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (the first person to photograph snowflakes)
- Science of snow (how it is created, weather conditions, etc.)
- Booklist for snow-themed storytime
- Animals in the winter
- Winter learning activities
- Simple art projects
- Sensory project ideas
Your time together will be centered around read-aloud time and nature study. (And if you don’t already know, we’re big fans of the benefits of reading aloud and the benefits of nature study with kids.)
Get a FREE Printable: Snow – A Winter Mini-Unit Learning Guide
Enter your email address using the wintry form below, click subscribe, and you’ll be signed up to receive the Learning Through Literature newsletter emails. As a bonus, we’ll send you a FREE Printable: Snow – A Winter Mini-Unit Learning Guide. (Note: current subscribers, simply re-enter your email to receive the download. You won’t be double subscribed.)
It’s perfect for learning about the beauty of snow! Look for a Confirmation email and when you click Confirm, the printable should immediately download.
Snowflake Bentley Video
Also, Amazon offers a short film featuring the book Snowflake Bentley, which is highlighted in our free learning guide. We recommend watching it with Section One of the guide.
With the Snow Learning Guide, you’ll get in some sneaky, relaxed learning over the holiday break and some cozy family connection time.