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FREE Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow Cut & Paste Sequencing Activity

Kids will have fun  reading Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow while doing this fun Cut & Paste Sequencing Activity.

FREE Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow Cut & Paste Sequencing Activity. This kindergarten worksheet is great for helping kids improve fine motor skills, and as an extension activity for this fun winter book for kids.

Winter Activities for Kindergartners

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The cold, snowy weather is here to stay for a while in upstate New York. My boys and I have pulled our favorite wintry reads off the shelves. We love to spend evenings with mugs of cocoa and books about blizzards! They’ve always been fans of the ‘Old Lady’ series, so we’ve read There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! a lot lately. Inspired by the fun rhyme, I put together a flexible learning activity for my boys. Read on to learn more about the book. You can also see how we’re using it to reinforce some basic skills.

Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

We love book based activities! This months book based printable follows a zany book kids will get excited about – There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!

Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

Fans of the’ Old Lady’ series written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee will be familiar with the book’s premise immediately. A twist on the classic nursery rhyme song, There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! follows the adventure of an old lady on a winter walk.  (Think i know an old lady who swallowed some snow …) She swallows all sorts of silly things for reasons that will keep kids giggling. 

Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
Ultimately, her belly is so full of the wintry items that the old lady hiccups up a snowman. Kids love the nonsensical nature of the story, so they stay engaged for read alouds. As the old lady swallows more and more, my boys love guessing what she might be making. It’s great to see them using ideas from the story to formulate guesses. The story itself is essentially a rhyming song that continues to build upon itself. The repetition of verses and rhyming form make it perfect for pre-readers to ‘read’ along too.
rhyming kindergarten book

Cut & Paste Sequencing Activity

I created two simple there was a cold lady who swallowed some snow activities to go along with this fun winter book for kindergartners. One printable features the cold lady herself and the other features the items she swallows through out the story.  This there was a cold lady who swallowed some snow sequencing activity has you print out both pages for your kids.
there was an old lady printable worksheets
Encourage them to color both pages using crayons, colored pencils, or markers. The combination of a creative outlet paired with fine motor skills is great for young learners!
kindergarten winter cut and paste activity

There was an Cold Lady who Swallowed Some Snow Activities

Scissor skills are a continuous challenge for my boys, and many of their peers. The page of items the cold lady swallowed present the perfect chance to work on scissor skills. Younger kids may need some hand-over-hand assistance with the task. Once we had the items cut out, and the cold lady colored, we used the item pieces in a few different ways. The there was an cold lady who swallowed some snow activities is easy to adapt to whatever skills you may be working on at the time, but here are some ideas to get you going:
Cut & Paste Sequencing Activity

Kindergarten Winter Cut & Paste Activity

  • As you read there was an old lady who swallowed a snowflake story aloud, add each item to her stomach as she swallows them in the book.
  • After reading, from memory, add the items to her stomach in the same sequence the cold lady swallowed them. This is a great way to test story comprehension and retention!
  • Add the items to her stomach in alphabetical order.
  • Place the items in her stomach in reverse alphabetical order.
  • Add the items according to the colors your child colored them. (This is especially great for younger siblings that are playing along)
  • Call out clues and see if your child adds them in the right order.
    • ‘First, add a word that starts with P’.
    • ‘Next, add the word that rhymes with ‘cat’.’
    • And so on.
  • The possibilities are endless- it’s simple to adapt to your child’s own needs! I included some blank squares as well, to allow your child to create their own versions of the story!

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Kate is a former fashion designer turned (semi-reluctant) stay at home mom. She turned to blogging at Homebound But Hopeful as a creative outlet following the birth of her third son. Kate is a life-long learner and bookworm, working to pass on her love of literature to her children.

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