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Free Activities for Blizzard by John Rocco

Today, I’m sharing several free activities to use with Blizzard by John Rocco. Be sure to watch the video for detailed instructions on how to…


Today, I’m sharing several free activities to use with Blizzard by John Rocco. Be sure to watch the video for detailed instructions on how to use each!

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Where can I get a copy of the book?

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Activities to use with Blizzard

I’ve compiled a whole set of resources to use with this story. They’re all featured in the video below with pictures and suggestions for use.

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The story is structured so that it works through each day of the snowy week, with the days of the week illustrated in the pages, with snow or raisins, for instance. This is a great opportunity to teach sequencing or retelling.

Students can work together to sequence the days of the week and then match sentence strips that share activities from that day.

List Making

Just like the little boy in the story, your students can create lists for what they would do and/or buy on a snow day. Younger students can draw a picture and label, while older students can write actual lists.

Measurement Activity

At the beginning of the story, the little boy mentions that “nearly four feet of snow fell.” This easily lends itself to teaching or reinforcing measurement with your class. See the video for specific ways to do this!


For easy storage and organization of materials, I highly recommend this method. I discuss this more in the video, too!

It’s a also wear I story the story guide, text-dependent questions, and vocabulary terms and definitions. All of these are found right here.

Free Activities to use with Blizzard

Many of the activities featured in the video can be printed for free HERE!

The official book companion set can be found HERE. It includes sticky note comprehension reminders, journal prompts, vocabulary terms, problem and solution definition posters, text-dependent questions, differentiated comprehension checks and the reading guide.

Pairs great with Snow Day Slush!

As a follow-up to all of the engaging activities shared here, have your class whip up a batch of Snow Day Slush! It’s a super yummy treat that’s guaranteed to issue a snow day…when conditions are right, of course 😉

Snow Day Slush is a delicious, kid-friendly drink that helps add to the magic of a snow day! Pair it with your favorite snow-inducing traditions, like wearing your pajamas inside out, flushing ice cubes down the toilet, and sleeping with a spoon under your pillow for maximum impact. Your children or students will enjoy this super-sweet slushy treat, whether or not you actually get any snow ;) Snow Day Slush uses simple ingredients and the assembly is easy enough that your children and students can do it with little help. Video tutorial included! #snowday #snowdayslush #snowdayactivities #activities #firstgrade #kindergarten #secondgrade #thirdgrade #funstuff #winter #January #February #babblingabby babblingabby.net

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