always lots of fun!
make a snowman
a Little Snowman
"I'm a Little Teapot"
a little snowman,
with his feet.
on lots of snow,
pat it all so neat.
make a round ball,
put it on top.
the sun will come out,
make the snowman hot.
Snowman Ran and Ran
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
snow, snow, snowman
out to play.
the children cried, "Get back inside
sun is out today."
snow, snow, snowman
to run away
when he ran, he ran and ran
a puddle lay.
~ Lois Ehlert
Snowman ~ Raymond Briggs (video also available)
Snowman (Coloring Book) ~ Raymond Briggs
(Step into Reading) ~ Michelle Knudsen
and the Snowman ~ Allen Morgan
Friendly Snowman ~ Sharon Gordon
Black Snowman (Blue Ribbon Book) ~ Phil Mendez
the Snowman ~ Diane Muldrow
Fattest, Tallest, Biggest Snowman Ever (Hello Math Reader) ~ Michael Rex
Summer Snowman ~ Gene Zion
The Snowman ~ Sylvia Loretan and Jan Lenica
Biggest, Best Snowman ~ Margery Cuyler (cassette also available)
Very Merry Snowman Story ~ Joanne Barkan
Stranger in the Woods
Pin: Purchase 3 sizes (small, medium, and large) of white buttons
containing 2 holes. Hotglue the buttons onto a pin vertically, with the
smaller button on top and the holes horizontal for the eyes. Glue
the medium sized button next, and the larger button on the bottom.
Turn the holes on these buttons vertically to look like the buttons on
the snowman. Lastly, add a black felt hat and a tiny red scarf.
Bottle: Fill an empty, clear water bottle with white crepe paper
or tissue paper. Replace the top. Cut or gouge out a hole in a styrofoam ball so that the top of the bottle will fit snugly inside. Add a
little hot glue, then stick the ball onto the bottle. Cut a hat, mouth, and buttons
from black felt. Cut a carrot nose from orange felt. Glue these
on as well as two "wiggly" eyes onto the styrofoam ball. Cut out a scarf from red or blue
felt. Tie around the neck of the bottle and fringe the ends. If desired,
add arms made of brown pipecleaners or real twigs. The pipecleaners
can either be glued on, or a tiny hole can be punched in each side and
the pipecleaners and /or twigs inserted.
Names: Provide each student enough white die-cut circles to have
one for each letter in their name plus one extra. Make a pattern
page with several hats and copy them onto black construction paper.
Make a pattern page with several scarves and copy them onto assorted colored
construction paper. Allow students to choose what color scarf they'd
like for their snowman and cut it and a hat out. Have them glue the
hat to the top of one of the circles and then add facial features with
crayons or markers. (Wiggly eyes and a felt carrot nose could be glued
on if desired.) Students then write one letter of their name
on each circle using crayons or markers. The circles are to be either
glued or bradded together vertically underneath the snowman's head to form
the student's name. Next, glue on the scarf. Brown pipecleaner
arms can be glued on if desired. These can be displayed on a bulletin
board with a snow scene background or hung from the ceiling. They
can also be used in a lesson on graphing by comparing the number of snowballs
in each person's name or by their height.
Names: An adaptation on the idea above would be to have each student
form a snowman in the pocketchart by placing their snowballs in the correct
order vertically to form their name. The "head" snowball could remain
in the pocketchart as a starting point. This could be used as Center activity.
The students could also be provided with a master list of all students'
names and spell them as well. If appropriate, students could also
build snowmen by forming their spelling words, high frequency words, Word
Wall words, etc, or just use them to form new words on their own.
Graphing: Another adaptation on this activity would be to place number
cards in the chart vertically from 10 - 1. The students would graph
the number of letters in their name by placing the "snowballs" to form
their name in the pocketchart starting from the bottom.
For ex. :
Snowmen: Provide each student with 3 plain white paperplates.
Have them cut out hats from black construction paper and scarves from colored
construction paper or felt. Glue the hat to one paperplate and have students
add facial features. Use brads to connect the 3 plates together vertically.
Glue on the scarf and real buttons. Add brown pipecleaner arms.
adaptation for this would be to use a digital camera to take a head shot
of each student. Using a photo program, enlarge the face to almost
the size of the paperplate. Print and cut out. Glue on the
top paperplate. The students' faces become the faces of the snowmen.
an extension for the book Snowballs, provide the students with many
kinds of materials to use in decorating their snowman as they'd like.
Snowman: Paint the pinecone white. Add a cotton ball to the
top for a head and a small piece of torn fabric for the scarf. Glue a tiny pom pom on on each side of the cotton ball and then "connect" by gluing
on a a small piece of yarn to make earmuffs on the cottonball head.
Glue on wiggly eyes, a small orange toothpick nose, black yarn for the
mouth, and you have a snowman guaranteed not to melt.
forget to watch the video and read the book, Frosty the Snowman!
the Snowman song: You just have to know the tune. :)
the Snowman was a jolly happy soul.
a corn cob pipe and a button nose and
eyes made out of coal.
the Snowman is a fairy tale, they say,
was made of snow, but the children know how he
to life one day.
must have been some magic in that old silk
when they placed it on his head,
began to dance around.
Frosty the Snowman was alive as he could be,
the children say he could laugh and play
the same as you and me.
thump, thump, thumpety, thump, thump.
at Frosty go.
thump, thump, thumpety, thump, thump.
the hills of snow.
side by side
came the sun,
they had to hide.
behind the sled
behind the tree,
behind the snowbank,
one behind me.
is for snowman
sat him on the mat.
before very long,
snowman was flat.
Art has a craft idea for making Adorable Snow Folks. You can change
the idea a little and make Adorable Snowmen. Just use their idea,
but make the mitten and face white.
Math: Purchase large snowman shaped notepads or make your own snowman
patterns. Glue each snowman to a sheet of dark blue construction
paper cut in half horizontally. Program the corner of each piece
of paper with a number 0 - 10 or 1 - 20. Laminate. The students
will count out the correct number of buttons to match each number and place
them appropriately on the snowman.
the snowman has on a hat, you can program the number on the hat.
These cards can also be used to practice sequencing the numbers.
Math: Cut 55 snowman shapes using a die-cut. Add details and
color the snowmen using markers. Laminate. Cut 5 3x5 index
cards in half. Program each card with a number 1 - 10. Laminate.
snowmen can be used two ways in the pocketchart. One way is to place
them in the pocketchart and have the students count the snowmen on each
row and place the correct number card on the row with them. The other
way is to place the number cards in the rows and have the students count
out the correct number of snowmen to match and place them in the rows with
the number cards.
Snowmen: Use white playdough to make snowmen. Add facial features
and other details with colored playdough. Stick pretzels can be used
for arms. If desired, you can purchase tiny straw brooms in the craft
dept. to be used as well. Scarves can be made from fabric scraps
Assembly: Draw a simple pattern of 3 balls in graduated size, a hat,
a carrot nose, a tied scarf, two twig arms, and a broom. Copy
onto white paper. Supply each student a copy of the patterns and
a piece of dark blue construction paper. Have your own pieces
cut from felt. Model with the students how to assemble the snowman
using the felt pieces on a flannelboard. Be sure to discuss where
the students need to begin gluing their pieces in order for the snowman
not to hang off the paper. Have the students color and cut out their
pieces and glue them in the proper place on their paper to form the snowman.
When it's dry, they can add the facial features and the buttons.
This activity will let you know which students are still having difficulty
with visual perception.
Maureen, at Kinder Kapers, is fast becoming famous for her box snowman
activity that she uses each year. She purchases or collects various
sized boxes (at least 8) and wraps them in white paper like you would do
if you were wrapping a gift. Then she cuts out eyes, a nose, a mouth,
and several buttons from the appropriate color felt. To this she adds an
old scarf and a hat.
the boxes are placed in a center the first week for the students to build
with. The next week she gives them the additional accessories to
use. The felt pieces have been backed with "Put on and Take off"
made by Aleene's and can be purchased at sewing and craft stores.
This allows the pieces to adhere to the boxes, but they can be removed
and reused often.
next week, her students are asked to put the boxes in sequential order
from smallest to largest. The next week, numbers are added to the
boxes and the students are to put the numbers in sequential order.
Snowmen: Provide each student with 3 graduated sizes of white styrofoam
balls and popsicle sticks. The students stick the balls on the sticks,
largest to smallest (largest on the bottom), then add facial features using
Mr. Potato Head parts.
a snowman round and fat
Rollo is his name-o.
Rollo is his name-o!
I'm a Little Teapot)
a little snowman,
are my mittens,
is my hat.
the sun comes out
you next year
a snowy day.
Glyph: Provide each student with a snowman paper containing only
the 3 graduated balls. They will add the necessary accessories according
to their answers to the following questions ...
covering .. girls draw on ear muffs, boys ski caps
.. prefer hot chocolate/dots for the mouth, prefer soup/smile
.. prefer wearing mittens/ draw on mittens, prefer gloves/draw gloves
.. prefer being out of school/draw 3 red buttons, prefer being in school/draw
4 green buttons
.. winter is the favorite season/draw a yellow scarf, winter is not the
favorite season/draw an orange scarf
.. likes snow/draw a broom, doesn't like snow/don't draw a broom
Snowmen Bulletin Board: Cut large circles from white bulletin board
paper. Glue the edges of two circles together and leave opening to
add stuffing. Stuff with white paper, tissue paper, or polyfiber
fill. Use the stuffed circles to form 3D snowmen on your bulletin
Sequence sheet: Sequence 4 pictures of children building a snowman.
Carson-Delosa CD-0957 I also use these kinds of sheets to make hands-on
activities. I copy them onto cardstock, color, and laminate.
Cut the sheet apart and it makes great sequencing cards. The regular
pages can also be cut apart by the students and glued in the correct order
on another page.
Can: Paint a small can white.
Make earmuffs by gluing a
small pompom to each side and connecting them with a small piece of pipecleaner.
Use paint pens to create the face.
These can be used as pencil cans or as small
Snowmen: Cut out several sizes of white circles, carrot noses, mouths,
eyes, scarves, brooms, hats, and twig arms. The students will use
these to create their own snowmen on the felt board.
picture below, my TA added the facial features to the snowmen. DO NOT USE
WASHABLE MARKERS TO ADD THE FEATURES. As you can see in the picture, the
colors will bleed. These "snowballs" have to be done over again.
You could also just do snowmen faces. Cut large
white felt circles, then provide different eyes, hats, etc. so that students
could create snowmen faces.
Art: Provide each student with a piece of light or dark blue construction
paper and a piece of white chalk. Instruct them to turn their paper
horizontally. Show them how to use the chalk to first draw in a snow
-covered ground. Then show them how to add green evergreens (Christmas
trees) to the scene with a green crayon. Add snow to the tops and
tips of the tree branches with the white chalk. Then
use the chalk to make falling snow. Last, use the chalk to make a
snowman. Add details with colored chalk or crayons. After your
art lesson, allow them to complete their art project on their own.
adaptation to this activity would be to use white paper doilies to form
Book: The Best of Teacher's Helper Magazine, Seasonal & Holiday Reproducibles, Kindergarten TEC 1478
Frosty Friend ~ beginning sounds
Pals ~ rhyming pictures
Friends ~ counting to eight
Starter: My snowman is ...
Book: Teacher's Helper, Dec/Jan 2000 -01
Frosty ~ onsets
It Snow ~onsets
Chilly Treat ~ onsets
Snowy Ride ~ onsets
Buddies ~ onsets
Catch ~ onsets
Paper Bag Puppet: Holiday Projects for Kids FS692
book: Teacher's Helper, Dec/Jan 01-02
to Wear? ~ color words
Match: Using clip art or a graphics program, print two of each kind
of snowman graphics onto card stock and laminate. Cut into cards
and have students match the snowmen. Turn it into a memory game by
turning the cards face down and having them take turns trying to find the
matches by turning only two cards over at a time.
Art Project: Mix together 1/2 cup each of salt, flour, and water.
Place the mixture into squeeze bottles, then squeeze onto blue construction
paper. Students use their fingers to form snow drifts and snowmen.
They will dry sparkly and puffy.
Snowman Activity: Copy a snowman pattern onto cardstock. Color
and cut out the snowmen. Program them with dots or color words.
Laminate. Program clothespins with numbers or colored dots to match
the snowmen. Place the clothespins on a clothesline low enough for
the students to reach. The students complete the activity by matching
the dots to the numbers or by matching the colored dots to the color words.
activity could also be done without the clothesline. Also, the dots
on the snowmen could be made by using a hole punch and gluing them on.
This provides more of a tactile activity. You can also use the eraser
end of a new pencil and a stamp pad to make perfectly round dots.
Another alternative for the color words activity would be to use a snowman
with a hat and color the hats the different colors. Write the color
words on the clothespins and the students could match the correct color
of hat to the correct color word.
Snowman Snack: Provide each student with a Snowball snack cake.
Have them add raisin eyes, mini-carrot for the nose, raisins for the mouth,
and a pre-cut scarf from a Fruit Roll-up.
Prints: Use large marshmallows and white paint to make prints on
dark blue paper. The prints should be used to make a snow scene and
snowmen. Sprinkle with iridescent glitter.
Snowmen: Give each student a piece of construction paper with a snowman
outline on it (3 circles). Have the students fill in the outline
by gluing on cottonballs. Add paper hat, eyes, nose, mouth, etc.
same activity can be done using torn pieces of white paper to replace the
Measurement: Provide several pre-made snowmen and help the students
to measure them using non-standard measurement or to the nearest inch.
Have them record their answers on a response sheet. As a follow-up
activity, provide them with a large sheet of white paper and have them
draw their own snowman. Then have them measure their snowman and
record their answer on the paper.
would be a great extension activity for The Biggest Best Snowman
Book: Sentence frame on each page ~ My snowman ... Each student
will complete the sentence frame by dictating or writing their response
to the frame. Then they will illustrate the sentence. All pages
are bound together into a class book.
Art : Have students draw and color a snowman and snow scene with
their crayons. Mix up a thin wash of blue paint and sprinkle in salt.
Lightly paint over the snow scene and let dry. The salt will cause
the art work to sparkle.
it, roll it, along the ground.
one big ball, and one of middle size;
roll a smaller ball. Add a nose and eyes.
him a broom and a scarf of blue.
there's a friend to play with you!
little snowmen standing in a row,
had a hat and a big red bow.
came the sun and it shone all day,
little snowman melted away.
little snowmen standing in a row ...
little snowmen standing in a row ...
little snowmen standing in a row ...
little snowman standing a row ..
poem can also be used as a flannelboard story.
a carrot nose.
came a bunny,
what do you suppose?
hungry little bunny,
for his lunch,
that snowman's carrot
there was a snowman
outside the door.
he'd like to come inside
run around the floor.
he'd like to warm himself
the firelight red,
he'd like to climb
the big white bed.
he called the North Wind,
me now I pray,
here all day."
the North Wind came along
blew him in the door
there's nothing left of him
a puddle on the floor.
a little snowman.
am so fat and round.
started from a snowflake
fell upon the ground.
two buttons for my eyes,
great scarf of red,
have a carrot for a nose,
hat upon my head.
Take-Home Project: Send home a snowman photocopied onto card stock.
Have the family work together to decorate and return it. It's always
amazing how creative some families get.
Are My Snowman
You Are My Sunshine)
are my snowman,
make me happy,
days of gray.
when the sun's out,
hear us all shout.
don't take our snowman away!
Matching: Make a snowman with a scarf for each of the 11 colors.
Color each scarf a different color. Make a hat to fit each snowman
and color them to match the scarves for each snowman. Laminate.
The students will match the correct color hat to the snowman wearing the
same color scarf.
is snowman happy.
is snowman sad.
is snowman sleepy.
is snowman mad.
is snowman melting away.
that he can come again another day!
this spinoff poem from the Jack O' Happy poem. Once we get back
to school, I'll have my TA illustrate it to use in the pocketchart and
to be made into an emergent reader for each student. For more info
on how this is done, visit the Easter page and
check out the one that I wrote for Chocolate Bunny Happy. After all
is finished, I'll add the pictures here.
I was a snowball,
I grew and grew
I am a snowman
do you do?
roll, roll a ball
across the snow.
them up and make a man.
him grow and grow.
Built a Snowman
a snowman (pretend to build)
pat, pat. (pat air three times)
turned out great! (form circle with thumb &
clap, clap, clap! (Clap 3 times)
patted snow (pat air on sides of snowman)
his cheeks, cheeks, cheeks, (pat air 3 times)
hope he lasts (fold hands in front of body)
weeks, weeks, weeks (shake finger 3 times)
put on a hat (pretend to place hat on head)
his head, head, head (touch head 3 times)
made his mouth (touch mouth)
him bread, bread, bread (touch mouth 3 times)
button eyes are (point to eyes)
pink, pink (touch eyes three times)
thought I saw him (tilt head to one side)
blink, blink. (blink 3 times)
looks so real! (nod head)
an owl, owl, owl (make spectacles with fingers)
tweaked his nose (tweak nose)
him scowl, scowl, scowl (frown)
a snowman, build a snowman
and round, big and round
is shining on him
is shining on him
all gone, he's all gone
a Friendly Snowman
"I'm a Little Teapot")
a friendly snowman big and fat
arms out at sides)
is my tummy and here is my hat
to tummy and then top of head)
a happy fellow, here's my nose
and then point to nose)
all snow from my head to my toes
to head and then to toes)
have two bright eyes so I can see
the snow falling down on me
the weather's cold I'm strong and tall
when it's warm I get very small
a big nose for you.
a big nose for you
a carrot, Mr. Snowman
a big nose for you!
are two eyes for you
are two eyes for you
are blue eyes, Mr. Snowman.
are two eyes for you.
Build a Snowman
Emergent Reader: The
have fun when it snows.
can make a snowman as round as a ____.
can make a face for my snowman with ___.
can make arms for my snowman with ______.
know my snowman is happy because _____.
am going to name my snowman ____.
snowman is my friend.
a snowman round and fat,
circle with arms)
comes the sun and melts his hat
a snowman with a scarf of red;
comes the sun and melts his head
a snowman, fit as a fiddle,
comes the sun and melts his middle
a snowman who waits for dawn,
comes the sun and he's all gone!
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
snowperson, where did you go?
built you yesterday out of snow.
built you high and I built you fat.
put on eyes and a nose and a hat.
you're gone all melted away.
it's sunny outside so I'll go and play.
Sculptures: Each student will need a 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch white
pompom. Have them glue the 3 inch pompom to a base such as a small
margarine tub lid. Then glue the 2 inch pompom, then the 1 inch pompom
on top. Let dry. Later, glue a black felt circle on top of
the 1 inch pompom to be used as a base for the top hat. Then glue
a 1/2 inch black pompom on top to finish the hat. Use brown pipecleaners for arms, orange felt for the nose, wiggly eyes, and black
felt for the mouth and buttons. Have students use their fingers to
apply a light coat of glue to the base around the snowman and sprinkle
lightly with artificial snow.
in the cold wind,
would bring him inside
make him feel better,
Mommy says he likes
Perception and Fine Motor activity: Provide each student with a page
of a simple snowman drawing with only the left side of the snowman drawn.
Have them complete the snowman by drawing the right side of the snowman.
Fellows snack: Spread peanut butter on a graham cracker. Cut
two large marshmallows in half. Use three of the marshmallow pieces
to form a snowman on the graham cracker. Microwave for 5 - 8 seconds.
Decorate the snowman. You can use a Cheese Nip for the hat, candies
for the buttons, raisins for the eyes, a peanut for the mouth, and pretzel
sticks for the arms.
little snowpeople standing in a row.
first one said, "We are made out of snow."
second one said, "I have a hat and button eyes."
third one said, "We look like funny guys."
fourth one said, "Feel how the cold wind blows!"
fifth one said, "It might freeze my carrot nose!"
drip, drip, went the snowpeople,
it was a sunny day.
the five little snowpeople drip, dripped right away.
A Snowman Unit works well if you're focusing on the Letter S or you want
to introduce or practice the "sn" blend. You can also use it to introduce
the "ow" sound.
Book: Teacher's Helper, Nov/Dec/Jan 97-98
Snowman (short vowel tachistope)
Chums (short vowels)
Book: Worksheet Magazine (now Teacher's Helper), Grade 1, Nov/Dec/Jan
Blends (blends sl, sn, st, sk)
Book: Teacher's Helper, Nov/Dec/Jan 98 -99
Frosty (Frosty mini-booklet using position words)
Song (Frosty the Snowman song stretcher)
Me Cool! (following directions)
mini-booklet comes with a page of tiny snowmen that's used to glue onto
the indicated places on the page of the book. These snowmen could
also be copied onto cardstock and laminated, then cut apart and used for
non-standard measurement. You could also program them with the letters
of the alphabet or the numbers and have students sequence them. They
could also be used as counters, or a student could be given a number card
and they have to count out the correct number of snowmen to match.
Snowman: This idea was shared with me by a very good teacher friend.
In MS, we rarely get snow and when we do, it doesn't last long .. hence the name
for this project for a melted snowman. :)
In a small baby food jar, put a tiny plastic
carrot, hat, buttons, two small wiggly eyes, and two tiny twigs. Then fill the jar 3/4 full of
water. Put the top back on the jar and seal with water-repellant glue.
There are several songs and poems listed above that would work well with this
If you do have snow, you could pack
the jar with snow instead of using the water and place them on a sunny
windowsill. Then have each student make a prediction of how long they
think the snow will last.
Unit Word Wall: For thematic words, I turn a pocketchart into a
portable Word Wall. I do this in several different ways; one of which is
that I type up the words on the computer, add colored clipart, then print them
out onto cardstock. I print longer words on "landscape" and print about 3
words per page. Then I have them laminated and I cut them apart. You
could also print a second set of words without the picture so that the students
can match the words to the correct picture/word card. A third activity
would be to have them match words to pictures. The word cards can also be
used when students are writing.
A B C D E
Build a snowman just for me.
F G H I J
Please don't let him melt away.
K L M N O
Is he melting? NO! NO! NO!
P Q R S T
Down he melts away from me.
U V W X Y Z
I'll build him again you see.
~ Author Unknown
I made a funny snowman,
One frosty, winter day.
But when he met the sunshine,
My snowman ran away.
~ Author Unknown
The Best of
Snow Friends Art Project:
Snowman: You may choose either to use a white baby sock or tube sock
for this project, depending on the size you want. Put sand or rice in the
toe of the sock to add enough weight to keep the snowman upright. Then
fill the sock with fiberfill. Use a rubber band to tie off the top of the
sock, then fold the neck of the sock over the rubber band to form a hat.
Then using the rubber bands, section off a head and two "balls" for the body.
Cut a small scarf strip from felt and tie around
the neck of the snowman. Hotglue on felt eyes, a carrot nose, and a mouth.
You could also use tiny buttons for the eyes as well.
Glyphs from the Internet:
1. Hat (image of a top hat) GREEN - I am a girl. RED - I am a boy.
2. Mouth: On a cold day, I like to...
(image of pieces of coal in shape of smile) drink hot
(solid smile line) eat soup
(squiggle line) have something else
3. Gloves or Mittens: In the winter, I like to...
(image of mitten) wear mittens to keep my hands warm
(image of gloves) wear gloves to keep my hands warm
4. Boots: In winter, I like to...
(image of boots) PURPLE - go sledding
RED - build snowmen
BLUE - throw snowballs
5. Buttons: When it snows, it's best when school ...
(triangle shape) - is closed
(square shape) - has delayed openings
(circle shape) - closes early
6. Scarf: Winter is...
SOLID COLOR (image of solid colored scarf) - my favorite
STRIPED (image of striped scarf) - not my favorite season
7. Broom or shovel:
(image of broom) I like snow.
(image of shovel) I don't like snow.
short nose/long nose- boy/girl
buttons= number of siblings
eyes- same color as yours
scarf- favorite winter activity r-snow ball fight, y- snow
men, g- snow angels
smile/no smile- did you like the activity
hat/no hat- enjoy school
First the body,
Then the head.
A stove pipe hat,
A scarf of red.
Pebbles for eyes,
And a carrot nose.
Sticks for arms,
And coal black toes.
~ Author Unknown
Use equal parts of shaving cream and glue to make a puffy paint to use in making
snowmen and other snowy scenes.
Where did you go?
I built you yesterday
Out of snow.
I built you high,
And I built you fat.
I put on eyes
And nose and a hat.
And now you're gone-
All melted away.
But it's sunny outside,
So I'll go and play.
~ Author Unknown
5 little snowmen fat (circle with hands in front of
Each with a funny hat (hands on or over head)
Out came the sun and melted one (circle with hands over head)
What a sad thing was that (make a sad face)
Down, down, down (SLOWLY pretend to melt down into a puddle)
Repeating until none are left.
Snowman Door: This door belongs to my favorite Media Specialist. She
and another teacher at our school worked together to create it. It's so
pretty, the picture doesn't even do it justice. They did an awesome job!
It has a mylar blue background, some type of 3D snowflakes, and I believe the
rest is made from posterboard and colored chalk ... except for the bow on the
gift. I believe that's real.
Erase-A-Rhyme: Barb created this erase-a-rhyme. Draw the snowman with
all the parts listed on your chalkboard or markerboard. As you read
the "clues," have a child volunteer to erase the rhyming part.
OR you can do it in reverse ... give the kids
markerboards and have them DRAW the part you give the clue for. Or you could
have them each child draw one on a piece of paper and display them or make a
book out of them. It doesn't have to be done on a markerboard or
Put on your warm mittens, if you’ve got ‘em.
First we have to make the great big (bottom).
Roll the next one smaller, Kelly.
The middle-size snowball will be his (belly).
Come and help us, put away your sled.
We need a little one for his (head).
These round rocks are the perfect size.
We need 2 of them for his (eyes).
Find a carrot in the kitchen, Rose.
We could use that for his (nose).
Can we use these cherries awhile?
They will make a happy (smile).
He’s so fat; he looks like a glutton.
What can we use to make a (button)?
wanted to help and said "Arf, arf!"
brought the snowman a (scarf).
The snowman already has a lot of charms,
but look for some sticks to make his (arms).
Stand back, Joey needs a lot of room.
He’s gonna add on mama’s (broom).
No one else can make a snowman like that!
All we need now is Bobby’s (hat).
~ created by Barb
Letter Sounds Game: Print out the snowman letter sounds pages from Karen's
site onto cardstock and laminate. Use white pompoms as snowballs.
Have the student put a snowball on each picture that begins with the identified
Snowmen Emergent Readers
a Snowman Card - Enchanted Learning Software
Teach - Winter (snowman poems and songs)
~ Jan. 20, 2001
Fun From Mr.
Writing Paper for older students
Christmas Tree Ornament
Make a Snowman
Woodworking Patterns - Snowman Craft Ideas
Snowman Mobile (printable)