Do you want to build a Snowman? You almost can’t say that phrase without hearing the music in your head. Oh great now its stuck in my head… But that’s ok because I am excited and ready to build a snowman. But let’s be honest, it may be too cold, no snow, or not the right kind of snow. But we can still have some snowman fun inside our nice warm houses. My kids have picked their top three snowman books and came up with some fun indoor friendly activities to do. These will be great on the dreaded NO SCHOOL day, a playdate for friends to come over and hear a book and do activities or if you homeschooling and want to add in some fun activities with your lessons. Make sure you post pictures on our Facebook book page of your kids awesome creations.
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Top 3 Books
Snowmen at Night By Caralyn Buehner And Illustrated by Mark Buehner
Snowmen at Night was an instant favorite in this house. The illustrations are great, the story is engaging, and my kids enjoy the rhymes. There are several other books in this series and each of them are delightful but this one is truly the best. As the title states this is book is all about the crazy things you can imagine that your snowman does while you are sleeping that also explains why they are all drooping by the next morning. Keep looking at those illustrations you will constantly find something you didn’t notice before.
The Biggest Snowman Ever was written by Steve Kroll and illustrated by Jeni Bassett.
I’m a former Reading Specialist who has read hundreds of books to thousands of kids. This book is beautifully (and cleverly) illustrated and playfully written. My 7 and 4 year old both LOVE this book. We can also get the audio book from out Library. We listen to this one in the car all the time! It is a cute story that teachers a wonderful lesson about hard work and cooperation.
Heart of a Snowman By Mary Kuryla
This is not your typical Snowman book. The overall the story has a lovely message, that a snowman begins with the warm hands of a child (which makes up the snowman’s heart). Then things take a twist, (which my kids just loved) and some might say odd. The Snowman is Kidnapped. The boy travels with his taken snowman where he sees his snowman being taken apart piece by piece! What? Why? We don’t know… Seems strange to us as a reader. Then we realize that the North Pole characters are really trying to figure out how to make a perfect snowman. They just don’t see what they are missing.
Runner up Snowman Books
The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
The Smallest Snowman By Sarah Fisch
How to Catch a Snowman By Adam Wallace and pictures by Andy Elkerton
The Biggest Best Snowman By Margery Cuyler
Olaf’s Frozen Adventure by Amy Sky Koster
Glue stick or liquid
Dish to melt
Free Download – Chart for scientific observations
Print numbers or letters – Free SNOW Printable
Roll dice and line up snow men
Mini chocolate chips or Mini M&M’s
Nutella, Peanut butter, or some other Nut Spread