I showed the kids my model picture, which it turned out was harder for me to do than the kiddos. In the first section, students draw their snowman sitting perfectly outside their home at sunset.
The kids wrote about what they would do if they were snowmen at night. To begin, host a class discussion or a group brainstorm to collect strong adjectives and vivid verbs that might be used to describe the secret celebrations of snow people.
In this beautifully-illustrated, playfully-rhythmic read aloud, snowmen come to life after humans fall asleep.
Most of them came out adorable, but there were a couple that needed some intervention. Snowmen at Night I love snowmen!!! They glide through town, trim the Christmas tree, enjoy games and iced sweets, sashay to their favorite songs, and receive gifts from the Snowman Kris Kringle before they head home for Christmas morning.
This fictional favorite turns out to be the perfect launching pad for practicing both skills. Laying A Foundation For Cause and Effect After reading this book aloud to your class, host a discussion around how the illustrator clearly shows the snowmen participating in activities the author describes.
Needless to say, I have more than one favorite read aloud for the month of December. Follow by analyzing descriptive writing samples about the topic and then give your students time to draft their own descriptive piece about how their snowman secret celebrates.
These snowmen are by no means perfect, but they are all different and unique, just my like my little firsties and that is what I love the most about them. Celebrate Learning Mount drawings and writing on construction paper and either laminate and bind as a class book, or display on your classroom wall.
Give your students a moment to look carefully at the last page of the book. I guess this craft was a little too abstract for my concrete thinkers. I just think they are so cute and come in so many varieties, which is what makes them interesting. This was where it got interesting.
In the third section, students draw their snowman back in position outside their home looking subtly different at sunrise. Ask them to identify a subtle hint in the picture that shows the snowman secretly celebrated at night the snowman is winking.
So here are a couple of the finished products. Then we brainstormed as a class all the things we would like to do if we were snowmen at night.
Weave In Descriptive Writing Practice The second illustration showing the snowman secretly celebrating at midnight can also serve as a perfect reference for a short descriptive writing piece.
In the second section, students draw their snowman secretly celebrating at midnight. To do so, divide a paper into three sections. The kids drew a semi-circle peeking out from the side of the black paper and then tore up a white piece of paper into many different pieces.
I am one of those holiday fanatics who proudly listens to Christmas songs in August and experiences burst of jittering excitement at the thought of hanging stockings.Snowmen at Night and Ryan Gosling:) January 10, “Snowmen at Night”.
Now, if you were reading this little ol’ blog last year, you might remember this little writing craftivity we did after reading the story Love the snowman writing activity.
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner She has also written Snowmen All Year.
Since we are in the middle of a huge winter cold freeze and lots of snow, I thought I would share a short create writing activity that you can do with your class. Print and complete this Rhyming Words Worksheet (2nd grade & up) or play a rhyming game (kindergarten & up) Make snowman puppets (below) and put on a play about what snowmen do at night in your neighborhood.
This writing prompt can be used as a creative writing activity after reading "Snowmen at Night". Students can finish the prompt by writing what they would do if they were a Snowman at Night.
This is a great resource to supplement a snowman craft for a hallway or classroom decoration! First I read the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner to the class. Then we brainstormed as a class all the things we would like to do if we were snowmen at night. Then we brainstormed as a class all the things we would like to do if we were snowmen at night.
Books Teachers Love – December Books For Your Classroom. Weave In Descriptive Writing Practice. The second illustration showing the snowman secretly celebrating at midnight can also serve as a perfect reference for a short descriptive writing piece.
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