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📒 Download the PDF workbook for this lesson: 040-snow-activities.

What fun activities can we do in the snow? Cook? Make a sand castle? No, we can’t! But we can make a snowman, have a snow fight or build a snow fort. So let’s take a look at all the fun things we can do in the snow and practice the verb CAN along the way. Soon we will add the workbook and answer video!

❄ 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐧𝐨𝐰 ☃ : This is the second video of the Snow Series. In this series, you will get familiar with the vocabulary and expressions related to what clothes to wear for cold weather and what fun activities to do in the snow. You will also learn how to give advice. You will practice by playing games and you will see what happened to me when my yard was covered in snow!

⏮ Previous video – What to Wear in the Snow.

📋 In this second video of the series, we are introducing vocabulary about fun activites we can or can’t do in the snow. We then practice with rounds of questions and answers: Can we …? Yes, we can or No, we can’t. And we learn how to create new words using “snow” and a root word.

🧠 Children learn new vocabulary thanks to visual props. We draw from vocabulary they are already familiar with to help them retain new words. We also repetitively ask the same question applied to different situations in order to practice the correct use of the verb “can” and how to answer properly. Some of the questions aim at triggering laughter or disbelief in order to keep the kids engaged. Here are other concepts children will learn in this video:

🔸 Asking questions with CAN: 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑜 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤? 𝐶𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑒 𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒?
🔸 Using short answers: 𝑌𝑒𝑠, 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛. / 𝑁𝑜, 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡.
🔸 Using the pronoun WE: 𝑊𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑏𝑢𝑖𝑙𝑑 𝑎 𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑙𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤. 𝑊ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑤𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤?
🔸 Using the right verb in set expressions: 𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡, 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑎 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑚𝑎𝑛
🔸 Building upon root words to create new words: 𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑝𝑖𝑒, 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑝𝑖𝑒, 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙, 𝑠𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑏𝑎𝑙𝑙
🔸 Comparative: 𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑔𝑒𝑟, 𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑟
🔸 Understanding natural English: I use many more words, expressions, sentences and questions even though they are not part of the learning goals of this video.

🗣 Vocabulary you’ll hear and use in this video: snow, take advantage, play, fun, do, run, can, dance, cook, not really, swim, sand castle, build, make, snow fort, high security, sand pie, snow pie, beach, sand box, football, probably, pretty difficult, easy, height, depend, hard, maybe, volleyball, snow ball, specifically, fun, game, snow fight, fist, imagine, big, small, person, carrot, stick, arm, hat, scarf, nose, cold, clue, snowman, lie, sun, comfortable, nice, snow angel, charade.

0:00​ Introduction
0:23​ What can we do in the snow?
0:35​ Can we run in the snow?
0:49​ Can we dance in the snow?
1:05​ Can we cook in the snow?
1:40​ Can we swim in the snow?
2:15​ Can we build a sand castle in the snow?
3:33​ Can we make sand pies in the snow?
4:33​ Can we play football in the snow?
5:28​ Snow + root word
5:38​ What can you do with snow balls?
6:12​ What else can you do with snow balls?
7:36​ Can we lie in the snow?
8:33​ Review
9:51​ Let’s play charades in the next video!

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