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We love reading books about snowmen in January! We’ve already read and shared a literacy snack idea for Sneezy the Snowman and There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow. This week we’re adding another build a snowman read-aloud and we’ll be reading All you Need for a Snowman by Alice Schertle.
In this book, the kids build a snowman saying all you really need…. and it just kept building upon one another. It’s a great way to start them thinking about any other thing they may create or plan. All you really need is……imagination.
This activity works well with
For our snack idea to go along with the book, we’ll be building our own snowmen!
each student will need
3 large marshmallows
1 candy corn cut in half – I took a candy corn and cut off the bottom yellow part. (Mine were from Target and only 2 colors, orange and yellow) Then I took the remaining orange part and cut that in half so it will give you 2 noses per candy corn.
To make the snowmen, have the students start with the head. Have them push the 2 chocolate chips into the marshmallow as the eyes. Then push the candy corn into the marshmallow as his nose.
Next, have the students push the 2 pretzel sticks into another marshmallow as the arms. They can then build/stack their snowman, and enjoy!
You can get as creative with these as you want, we just wanted to keep it simple so even the youngest could make them. But feel free to add buttons using mini chocolate chips, a piece of licorice ropes pulled apart to add as a scarf and you can even make a hat using a Nilla Wafter as the bottom and put an unwrapped mini Recees Cup on top to make a hat!
Build A Snowman Read Aloud Free Printable
I made a free printable for your little learners to work on while they are enjoying their snack. They will get draw a picture of a snowman, adding in everything that he needs just like in the book. It’s fun to see how different everyone’s are at the end!
You can download the free printable from my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking the green box below.
If you’re looking to continue the topic of building a snowman, we have some fun activities that are perfect for you!
Our How To Build A Snowman Sequencing Activities is a fun way to incorporate many different learning standards. In this pack, the students are learning writing, sequencing, retelling, life skills, and much more. It’s a great hands-on activity to get the students excited to learn. Click here to check it out now.
Here are some of our other favorite snowmen activities!
Do you have any other fun activities you like to do with snowmen? Let us know below!
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