Friday, January 27, 2012

Shel Silverstein's "Snowball"

Shel Silverstein's "Snowball" was the subject of a recent Flannel Friday post from Miss Alison Is Blogging.  I thought it would be fun to end Monday's Winter Family Story Time program with his irreverent humor.  (I am also using "Snowball, Snowball" from so tomorrow.  Thank you Flannel Friday!)  Instead of making it a board story, I decided to make some illustrations and glue them on to construction paper.

I made the pajamas and bedspread with scrap book paper to add a little pattern to my very basic drawings.  The puddle is leftover laminating film colored with marker.  I couldn't resist making bunny slippers though I did manage to refrain from using some of my newly acquired glitter glue on the snowball.


First illustration

I pasted the lines to read on the back.

Second illustration - Keeping it simple

Third illustration - Bunny slippers!

Fourth illustration - Uh, Oh!

This week's Flannel Friday roundup is being hosted by Anne of so tomorrow.  Everything you want to know about Flannel Friday can be found on her Flannel Friday page.


  1. Oh, I like this one a lot. Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite poets for kids and I think storytime would definitely benefit from more poems!

  2. Katie, I agree that more poetry should be used in storytime. I've also used Silverstein's "Too Many Kids in the Tub" and "Bear in There" in storytime.

  3. I love this! The illustrations feel very Lauren Child-esque to me. And I mean that as a compliment. :)

  4. Very cute! Great illustrations - hope we get to see more from you in the future.

  5. Awesome! I'll bet your storytime families really enjoyed your version of the poem. It would go very well with a reading of Snowy Day. :-)

  6. I love the illustrations! Great idea for a snowball theme!

  7. What a fun way to use poetry in storytime in a visual way.

  8. I love story cards, and you made your own! Wow. Normally I scan and print!