Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, along with a unit on winter, occupied our homeschool lessons for a couple weeks in January. Our first activity was, naturally, making snowflakes! It was also fun to make Borax crystal snowflakes.
We digressed slightly with a discussion about sleighs and the bells on the horse's harness. This led to an introduction to the song Jingle Bells. K got a set of hand bells for Christmas and we improvised a music lesson playing the song with the bells. She actually got pretty good at playing the song by herself.
Another day we talked about animal tracks and K made a book matching animals to tracks using this source. I also made up a worksheet for K to find all the rhyming words in the poem and we looked at the rhyming pattern that extends through the book. It was fun to break from the usual linear story-telling and spend time with such an evocative poem.
We watched this Youtube video where Robert Frost himself recites the poem and then this silly Muppet take. T got a kick out off that one. Days after he talked about "the orange puppet [Fozzie Bear] who said 'sweep of easy wind and downy flake'". On a side note, I've been continually surprised by how much T picks up and memorizes from our Five in a Row books. He recites bits of the books we've read and has favorite pages in each story. Sometimes he has definite dislikes, too. He did not like the vultures that are in some of the pictures in Ferdinand.
After Stopping By Woods we segued into a winter unit where we read several winter-themed books and completed related activities. One of the books we read was The Mitten by Jan Brett. I made up a "pre home ec" lesson and cut two mitten shapes out of felt for K to sew together. She's been fascinated by a children's sewing machine she's seen in a catalogue and is anxious to try it when she turns 8. (It's for ages 8 and up, she tells me every time she looks at it.) I thought this activity might be a good sewing introduction for her. She did a great job and was also interested in learning about the animals described in the book.