Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, first published in 1962, magically captures the joy accompanying the first snowfall of the year. It’s a classic for a reason. And we’re putting our very own STEM spin on it in this Rosie Reads read along!

When you’re finished reading The Snowy Day, ask kids these comprehension questions:

  • How did Peter, the main character, experiment with snow?
  • What happens to the snowball Peter brings inside, and how does it relate to science?

For our Rosie Reads activity, ask kids to think about how they’d like to experiment with snow. What scientific and engineering principles could they explore? How would they design their experiments? What materials would they need? Whenever snow arrives in your area, they’ll be ready to explore some snow science!