Eric Carle is such a classic children’s author and discovering his Christmas/Winter themed book Dream Snow this year through the Story Book Advent has been such a Joy. Today Jen from Kitchen Counter Chronicles introduces us to the book and creates a beautiful simple DIY craft for the kids to do bringing the book alive. Dream snow featuring Eric Carle’s distinctive illustrations is a tale of a farmer with a few animals. On Christmas Eve he goes to sleep only to dream that it is snowing and his animals are been covered, his animals names one, through to five are revealed from under “blankets” of snow. Awakening on Christmas Morning he discovers the snow isn’t a dream and he has forgotten something very important, donning a red coat he looks very similar to Father Christmas he decorates a tree and with a musical ending this book could easily become a much loved favourite among children every Christmas.
There is something magical about watching snow falling and capturing this with a simple but very effective craft Jen over at Kitchen Counter Chronicles gives excellent instructions on creating a snow globe. Following along you will be able to create a snow globe that will last and make a wonderful gift for kids to make.
Join us throughout December Sharing Christmas and Winter Book based activities around some classic and favourite Christmas books.
1st December – The Snowman – brought to you by Rainy Day Mum
9th December – Winter is for Snow – brought to you by Love, Play, Learn
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.