For The Snowy Day mural we painted with cotton balls. We were working on identifying the season, winter, as well as answering the question "When did the story take place?" The art project was a great way to reinforce the winter aspect and connect science and reading.
Then each child made their own city scene. They were given four "buildings" and told to put them in order from longest to smallest (a math objective). After they'd illustrated their buildings we covered them in snow as well and added them to our mural. After all, where does The Snowy Day take place? In the city.
I love our Snowy Day mural, but I also feel like I could have done so much more with it. There is so much potential here.
*Disclaimer, on snowy days in my childhood my mother would roll out butcher paper and encourage us to make snowy day murals. She still has one of them and it is amazing- we made scenes from The Snowy Day and copied the art work. I totally stole her idea. *