Snowmen at Night Activities
My class has always loved this sweet book. We begin the week’s lesson by reading it over and over. Snowmen at Night was written by Caralyn Buehner and illustrated by her husband, Mark Buehner. The rhyming in the text makes it fantastic for strengthening our phonemic awareness and the illustrations are spectacular!
Snowmen at Night Read Aloud Activities: Visualizing
One tip I’d like to share with you is this. When you are reading a picture book to your students, you don’t always have to share the illustration right away. Pause and ask your students to make a picture in their head. This is what all good readers do when they are reading… regardless if they are 5 years old or 95 years old.
Snowmen at Night: Text Details
Typically in our Engaging Readers Comprehension Units we ask students to discuss text details. Often times that means a retelling of the text. However, this is one of those books that is challenging to retell since it is essentially a list of the various adventures the snowmen had at night. Therefore, we ask students to sort the events or details that were in the text and those that were not.
The digital text details for Snowmen at Night also make for a great retelling student center activity.
Additional Reading Comprehension Strategies for Snowman at Night
- Wednesday: Connections – Readers make connections. Have you ever made something that did not last? Write about what happened.
- Thursday: Infer – Readers infer to help them understand what is happening in the story. Why did the snowmen drink ice-cold cocoa instead of hot cocoa?
- Friday: Opinion – Writers can state their opinion and tell why. Which drink do you like best? Hot cocoa or chocolate milk.
Snowmen at Night Craft
We love how this snowman craft turned out. We also add our weekly sentence study to it.
Snowmen at Night Video
Here is a great Snowmen at Night video that your students will love. It provides another model for fluent reading.
Snowmen at Night Read Aloud Activities
Here is a little peek at what you will find in the Snowmen at Night Read Aloud Lesson Plans.
You can find the activities above by clicking:
Snowmen at Night: STEM
We loved the photo of the snowmen on the sleds. So we added a little STEM activity for the Science, Math, and More units.
The students have a planning sheet they can use to plan and test out their sled.
Snowmen at Night: Centers and Worksheet Activities
- Snowman’s Picture subitizing/number recognition coloring activity
- Snowman an addition coloring activity
- Sledding Fun and Wanna Build a Snowman editable sight word worksheets [so you can add your own words]. WIN!
Snowmen at Night Literacy Centers
There are two literacy center activities.
- short e vowel puzzles
- -old word family puzzles.
Snowmen at Night Math Centers
There are two levels of this math addition activity.
You can find the STEM activity, the Snowmen at Night Worksheets, and the centers in this unit:
Snowmen at Night: Free File
AND because it is impossible for me to walk past the mini-erasers at Target, I made this fun little pattern math center for you. You can grab this free file at the end of the blog post.
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