Frosty Fun: Bringing Snowmen at Night to Life in Your Classroom

Snowman at Night writing craft and activity

Have you read the book Snowmen at Night to your class?  Snowmen at Night is a great book to use when teaching about predictions.  I read this book to my class every January, after winter break. 

Introducing Snowmen at Night:

First I show students the cover of the book and read the title.  Then students make predictions about what they think snowmen do at night. Then I capture their predictions on chart paper. 

Anchor prediction chart for Snowman at Night book

Checking our Predictions:

After we read Snowmen at Night,  we fill in the prediction chart with what actually happened in the story.  

Snowman at  night book Companion anchor chart 

Brainstorming Before Writing:

After reading the story, prompt your students with questions like:
  • What do you think snowmen would do at night?
  • What adventures might they embark on?
  • Are there special abilities or magical powers that snowmen possess under the moonlight?

Encourage students to think outside the box and let their creativity run wild. Write down their ideas on a whiteboard or large paper to create a shared pool of inspiration.

Crafting Individual Snowmen Stories:

Now comes the exciting part – writing their own snowman adventures. Provide each student with writing materials and let them weave their tales inspired by the magical world of "Snowmen at Night." Remind them to incorporate descriptive language to paint vivid pictures of their snowman's nocturnal activities.

Here are a few of their creations. I am particularly fond of one of these, can you guess which one it is.
Snowman at Night book companion activity for kindergarten
Snowman at Night book companion activity for kindergarten
Buy the resource to use with your class.
Snowman at Night Writing Book Companion Craft
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Sharing and Celebrating the Stories:

Once the stories are complete, create a special time for students to share their snowman adventures with the class. Celebrate the uniqueness of each story and the imaginative worlds that have been crafted. These stories make a wonderful bulletin board or window display for the whole school to see.

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Snowmen at Night writing and craft book companion


Unknown said...

Love this book and the others in the series! The kids love it too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!
❤Mrs. McKown
Little Literacy Learners

Unknown said...

Won't connect to the sentences frame. Just get an oops!

School Sparks Renee said...

Thanks for reminding me about this adorable book. Cute follow up activity.

Deedee Wills said...

I love, love, love this book!

Jessica F said...

I love this book too! My kiddos loved reading it and also Snowmen At Christmas. Love your prediction chart and the craftivity, I'm going to have to do that next year! (This year we just made shape snowmen after reading the book, but I like your idea better). Thanks for sharing! :)

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