Snow Ball Poem and Lesson

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I love Shel Silverstein and my kids think this poem about a snow ball is so very funny!

Snow Ball

I made myself a snow ball as perfect as could be
I thought I’d keep it as a pet and let it sleep with me
I made it some pajamas and a pillow for it’s head
Then, last night it ran away
But first — it wet the bed.

by Shel Silverstein

Snow and Ice Lesson

It’s a good poem to use during science when you talk about states of matter – how snow and ice go from solid to liquid.  We bring in a snowball from outside, make it a little bed and watch what happens over the course of the day.

To expand on this activity, the next day I bring in ice cubes and we watch them melt – one cup with just ice cubes and one with ice cubes and salt.  I use the scientific method and have the children write out each step of the experiment.

By: Marla W.


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