Snowman Worksheet – education.com

Education.com got in touch and asked if I would write about this worksheet, I agreed because this is just the sort of activity I used to do with my youngest son before he was old enough to start school. He was the youngest of 4 and liked to think that he was a ‘big boy’ like his brothers , so would jump at the chance of doing what he referred to as his homework.

The way that I would approach this particular worksheet, providing the child had some knowledge of letters and sounds, would be to point at the first letter of the first word ( which is an m) and ask which sound it makes then ask the child to look for a picture of something beginning with this sound although children may be confused by the word mug and refer to it as a cup ( not knowing what a mug is) when he has pointed to the corresponding image  I would encourage him to draw a line between the 2  as this helps with hand to eye co-ordination as well as spelling and reading.

This has taken me back to when my son was learning his letter sounds he knew that mummy began with a m, we were visiting a wild life park  he spotted a sign for monkey and proudly announced to everyone in earshot that mummy was in this cage!

I think that children may also struggle to match the word yarn with the image on this worksheet as it is quite an old fashioned name, I know my children would have called it wool (saying that, however, I can’t think of another word beginning with y that could be used to make it easier).

Children can warm up their spelling with this chilly snowman worksheet, want more? visit education.com for spelling, reading and math resources.

Disclosure: I have received no payment for this post and all opinions are my own.

My advice to anyone using this or similar activities would be to make it fun, give lots of praise to your children when they get it right but do not show disappointment if they make mistakes just give encouragement to try again later.

As always questions/comments are welcome.

Karen

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18 Comments on “Snowman Worksheet – education.com

  1. My little boy is learning to read at the moment and I’m loving the process. It fascinates me how their little brains take it all in. #anythinggoes

  2. This is a really good idea but I Find this work sheet really difficult to understand and many children would be put off by this and want to give up. With the right images it could be a really good way of learning. As usual another brilliant blog Karen .

  3. My eldest daughter was the one who always wanted worksheets and books. We would go to bookstores and she would always end up wanting a math book, which was fine by me as I was never great with math so i am happy she loved it. Thanks for linking up #mg

  4. I love worksheets like this, my youngest will be getting to this stage soon and I can’t wait. I agree with you on the yarn one though, that seems to the American word and we would use wool, perhaps yo-yo would be a better example.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  5. I’m looking for things to do with my son, he’s showing a real interest in letters and numbers but I don’t really know what’s worth doing and what isn’t. I think I’ll have a Google of some worksheets!

    Thank you for linking up to #RVHT

  6. I loved seeing our daughter’s phonics developing with worksheets similar to this. She’s now 8 so it’s a while ago but you can see how it’s helped her literacy to thrive. Thanks for linking to #HighlightsofHappy

  7. Fun helps learning so very much and the more giggles the better. This post reminded me of my son seeing B and B as a toddler and shouting “Bob the Builder” – I am always interested in words and it was the first time he started to make sense of patterns of letters and so on – thanks for reminding me. #HighlightsofHappy

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