Snakes

Books:

“Mouse Count” by Ellen Stoll Walsh
“I Need a Snake” by Lynne Jonell, illustrated by Petra Mathers
“Opposnakes” by Salina Yoon.  This book inspired wonderful discussion as I asked the children, “What will happen on the next page?” and “What is the snake doing?”  The children loved this book.
Other wonderful books about snakes:
“Rattlesnake Dance” by Jim Arnosky
“The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash” by Trinka Hakes Noble
Art Projects:  Snakes were made by cutting a long spiral from a paper plate.  I string was attached to the very middle where the snakes head was drawn.  The children then decorated their snakes.
Hang them up in the wind and see how they spin!  Watch this video for a demonstration:
video

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