Snowmen at Night {a Writing Project & Craftivity}

{click to access and download the Snowmen at Night Writing and Craftivity Packet}

In addition to the winter writing and cutie-patootie snowmen that I blogged about yesterday we rocked one additional snowman project in my classroom recently.

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I began by reading the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehler. Are you familiar with the series? They are super cute. {Check out all my snowman book recommendations here if you missed them}. It was a perfect way to jumpstart the project, but you certainly could have them write about what they think snowmen do at night without the book as well.

Afterwards, I had them brainstorm ideas for what they think snowmen do at night when they are sleeping. I asked them to just pick one of their ideas to write about so they could really focus on the details. My favorite part was the adorable snowman craft they made to display with their writing. I was thisclose to adding glitter snowflakes or stars, but since glitter makes me crazy I skipped it.

I added all the materials including the templates for the snowmen to my store. As always, the packet is differentiated to be used with grades K-5 or with a range of learning abilities within one classroom

{click to access and download the Snowmen at Night Writing and Craftivity Packet}

This 18 page packet includes black and white ink-saving outlined image pages that look great when colored in by the students. It includes templates and directions for creating a craft for displaying the student writing. I used it in conjunction with a reading of the book Snowmen at Night, but you can use it without the book simply as a creative writing project. I've aligned it with the K-4 Common Core Standards for you. It could also be used to meet 5th and 6th grade standards as well. 

Are you looking for a fun winter writing prompt and craftivity? Are you looking for a writing prompt that would complement the book Snowmen at Night? If your answer was yes to either of these questions, then this is the resource you need!

  • This resource will promote student engagement because of the relevant and high-interest topic.
  • It is differentiated so all of your students will feel successful.
  • It facilitates a fun learning experience for students in the month of January.
  • If your school district uses formal curriculum programs with fidelity, it gives students a break from the similar structured resources.
  • It offers opportunities to practice important skills without them even realizing it.

  • I have included differentiated versions so you can easily make modifications for your students.
  • It is aligned with the Common Core standards.
  • The resources have black and white ink-saving outlined image pages. This is great for teachers who have a low ink budget at their school.

  • It includes directions for how to do the craft.
  • Students are motivated by seasonal activities so they will be happy and excited to write.
  • Parents LOVE personal activities like this so they will save it forever and remember you fondly.

I used it in conjunction with a reading of the book Snowmen at Night, but you can use it without the book simply as a creative writing project.   

Check out these testimonials from teachers who've used it in their classrooms...

This was such an awesome project for my students! They loved being able to create a snowman and write about what they do at night!
- Kari E.

This was great for teaching my kiddos about using detail in their writing. It made a great display in the hallway, too!
- Amy F.

This is a great, low-prep activity that can be modified for multiple grade levels.  Thank you for the variety of options to use with this project!
- Alisia M.

This is such a cute craftivity with a quality writing assignment to go with it! The kids were all engaged, and the final products are perfect for winter!
- Lauren B.

My firsties loved this! They are perfectly displayed in the hallway and they are earning many compliments from students, staff, and families!
- Sarah H.

You can read more great feedback from teachers just like you here!

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