Today’s book selection in the 365 Days of Children’s Books is one so dear to my heart. It is is nothing but sheer delight: Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening.
A couple of years ago, my Daddy gave me this book for Christmas because he thought I would like it. How sweet is that?
Even now, when he and I are talking about a big task or one that will take awhile, we often say “…and miles to go before I sleep.” ❤
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Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Author: Robert Frost
Illustrator: Susan Jeffers
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening is just a joy to read. If you’re into the Five in a Row-style of learning (literature based unit studies), this is another book that lends itself so beautifully to that style!
The poem coupled with the illustrations in this particular version are the perfect combination to spark 101 questions for my children:
Whose woods do they belong to?
Is he picking up hay or sticks? What is he going to do with them?
Can he see all of the animals looking at him?
What kind of packages does he have in his sleigh? What will he do with them?
Are those people his family? How does he know them?
What does he have to do before he sleeps?
My 8th grader is working through Memoria Press’ Poetry and Short Stories: American Literature this school year. The text features two poems by Robert Frost, and she just studied Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening this past week.
She and I had a relaxed and lovely time as we discussed this poem using the prompts and questions from the workbook exercises.
Great literature is worth of studying, regardless of age – from Preschool to adult.
Learning Activities for Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Here’s just a smattering of activities to go along with this beloved book! Read the book a few days in a row, linger over the text with your kiddos, ask lots of questions to each other, and choose a couple of activities to complete.
Such a beautiful and gentle way to learn, no matter the age!
→ Complete a Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening lapbook together.
→ If you have older kiddos, download a set of Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening copywork in cursive.
→ Have fun creating A Snowy Evening Chalk Pastel, where mom makes one too!
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