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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

We’ve been so busy enjoying (sledding) and not enjoying (shoveling) the snow that March has snuck up on us!

Lions and Lambs

We’ll be discussing the saying: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

I’ll ask the kids what they know about lions (fierce, strong, roar) and lambs (gentle, friendly, baa) and ask what type of weather each might represent.

March Weather Calendar – Lion and Lamb Days

Each day we will check the weather and we will add a clipart lamb or lion to each day.

At the end of March, we will tally our lion and lamb days and see whether the saying was true about the weather this March.

March Weather Story

We will be reading, In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb, by Marion Dane Bauer.

March Weather Craft

We’ll be making lion and lamb masks and possibly paper bag puppets.

March Weather Poem

Our March poem will focus on the month’s variable weather:

March Wind

March wind is a jolly fellow;
He likes to joke and play.
He turns umbrellas inside out
And blows men’s hats away.
He calls the pussy willows
And whispers in each ear,
“Wake up you lazy little seeds,
Don’t you know that spring is here.

Wind and Rainbows

Once we introduce March, we’ll be studying rainbows and wind.  I am looking forward to bidding winter farewell and welcoming spring!

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Candace Lindemann, Yale, BA, Harvard Graduate School of Education, EdM, is an educational consultant and published writer. She enjoys new learning experiences with her children, ages 6 and 4 and 1.5.

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2 Responses to "In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb"

  1. Melanie says:

    I need to do something for March weather with my daughter. Thanks for your ideas!

  2. Ann Furnas says:

    I loved the snowflake idea and the glass Christmas ornament ball idea. I have seen those in the craft stores and couldn’t comeup with an idea for them.