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Kids will love this Snowmen at Night art project inspired by the popular winter picture book. Add the free writing prompt for even more fun.
Have you ever asked your preschoolers what they think happens to snowmen at night?
Your kids spend all day building a tall snowman, but when they wake up in the morning he looks a little different. Maybe he’s a little shorter. Is his hat all askew?
Snowmen at Night is a great book to read with your preschoolers at this time of year.
We got our first snow overnight, and while we didn’t get enough to build a snowman, it sure did put us in the mood.
Snowmen At Night
In this sweet story, a little boy builds a snowman. The next morning, he notices that his snowman looks a bit different than it did the night before. This makes him wonder what it is snowmen do at night. How do they spend their time when the little people are fast asleep?
This question can lead to some pretty imaginative conversations with little ones as they create outrageous narratives about what they think snowmen do at night.
Snowmen at Night Art Project
After you’ve read the story with your preschoolers, why not let them create their own snowmen at night.
For your youngest preschoolers or those who may be a bit of a perfectionist (like mine were), you may want to draw a circle guideline on their paper before they get started.
Let them glue their torn paper squares to make a snowman. Use the black for buttons, eyes, and mouth if desired. Tear a little triangle from the orange for his nose. Add a scarf, if desired. We used orange since I already had it out.
When your little ones are satisfied with their snowman, show them how to draw simple snowflakes (use an “x” with a line crossing through it) all around their snowman.
Voila! You now have a lovely snowmen at night art project to put on display!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SNOW
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books about snow that will help your preschoolers celebrate winter!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Night Before the Snow Day – It’s nighttime and snow is falling hard. Will the town be snowed in? Will there be a snow day?
Little Owl’s Snow – Winter is almost here!” says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend raccoon are watching their breath make fog in the cold air, it happens: Snow!
The Magic of Friendship Snow – Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her. She feels sad and lonely. Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.
Snowmen At Night Printable
Now, let your preschoolers write or dictate a story to you about what they would do at night if they were a snowman. You can print out your free Snowmen at Night printable below.