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FREEBIE Informational Writing Organizer ~ Snowman Craft with Writing Activities

Grade Levels
1st - 3rd, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages


Why not enjoy a snowman craft with literacy activities to keep the kids engaged and productive while they are having fun? Even for those of us who will not likely see snow.

Included in this freebie:

* * Build-a-Snowman patterns (one-page format)

{Note: There is a multi-page format included in Sets 1, 2, & 3 for your convenience. These are perfect for copying various parts onto colored construction paper. For example, there is a page that has just snowman noses that can be copied onto orange paper.}

* * Anchor chart for transitional phrases – (color)

{There are B&W and half-page versions in Set 3.}

* * Flapbook for the sequence of “How To” writing

* * Scaffolded writing paper for differentiation

{Other versions of these samples are also available in Set 3.}

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If you enjoyed these activities, you may be interested in the individual sets or in the bundled set of “Pile on the Winter Fun!” that are all linked below.


The BUNDLE ~ Pile on the Winter Fun! {Snowman and snowball crafts with a literacy twist!}

Need a fun craft with grammar lessons as well as writing activities for the month of January? When the weather outside is frightful and “indoor recess” inevitable, why not reach for a craft that is engaging and productive? The students are so proud of their results and they look great on the wall!

This bundle will take care of all of those needs! It is made up of the following sets:

Set 1 ~ Contraction Snowball Craftivity

***Resources Included:

P. 5 - Instructions for craft and grammar practice pages

P. 6 - 7 - Anchor chart {contractions} in color and in B&W (ink-saver)

P. 8 - Student version of the contraction anchor chart

- students fill in for practice or for assessment

P. 9 - 10 - Anchor chart {apostrophe in contractions} in color and in B&W (ink-saver)

P. 11 - Student version of the apostrophe in contractions anchor chart

- students fill in for practice or for assessment

P. 12 -16 - 5 pages of contraction snowballs

- differentiated for the needs of your students

- can be used for craft and seatwork practice or assessment

P. 17 -19 – Patterns for craft

P. 20 – 27 – Patterns for snowman craft

P. 28 – 32 - Answer keys

P. 33 - Examples of original and updated versions of combo craftivity

Set 2 ~ Possessive Noun Snowball Craftivity

***Resources Included:

P. 5 - Instructions for grammar practice pages and for craft

P. 6-7 - Anchor chart {possessive nouns} in color and in B&W (ink-saver)

P. 8 – Student version of the possessive anchor chart

- students fill in for practice or for assessment

P. 9 – 12 - 4 pages of possessive noun snowballs

- the first page - snowballs that refer to the snowman’s accessories

- the next three pages – “class version” pages of snowballs that refer to different items in the classroom. (Each student can be assigned an item so that each student’s name will be on a snowball.) Each class version page has one editable snowball for your convenience.

P. 13-14 – Patterns for snowball craft

P. 14 – 23 - Patterns for snowman craft

- (One-page and multi-page versions)

Set 3 ~ Adjective Snowballs with Two Writing Activities ~ Descriptive and Informative

***Resources Included:

P. 5 - Instructions for craft and grammar practice pages

P. 6 - Instructions for writing activities (descriptive and informative)

P. 7 - 8 - Two pages of adjective snowballs - can be used for seatwork practice or for a literacy center

P. 9 – Word Bank - wintery adjectives (student notebook sized)

P. 10 – 18 – Patterns for snowman craft

P. 19 – 24 – 5 Descriptive writing pages

P. 25 - Informational Writing Resource Overview

P. 26 - 29 – Anchor chart – transitional words (color and B&W)

P. 30 – Flap book – “How To Build a Snowman”

P. 31 - 44 – 13 Writing pages (vertical) for “How To Build a Snowman”

- different versions with scaffolding

- various line sizes for different grade levels

- one page with scaffolding that includes “however”

as the last transitional word

P. 45 - 52 – 7 Writing pages (horizontal) for “How To Build a Snowman”

- includes boy and girl versions

Purchase these together in the BUNDLE for a discounted rate. However, these sets are sold individually as well and they each contain the snowman craft patterns for your convenience.

Other items that may interest you:

Valentine's Day ~ Crazy for Cake Pop Contractions

~ This pack has several contraction activities including a Friendly Letter Writing Activity {with Valentine's-ish templates as well as a year-round template} that is taught with Dr. Jean’s song, “The Parts of a Friendly Letter.”

Spring Writing Activities

~ Some are similar in format to the "How to Catch a Leprechaun" FREEBIE

Easter: How to be an Egg-spert at and Egg Hunt ~ Craft and Writing Activity

Easter Eggs ~ Craft with Opinion Writing Activity

Friendly Letter Writing {Spring} ~ Templates

Friendly Letter Writing {Easter} ~ Templates

The Eagle Cam: Keeping an Eagle Eye on the Eagle Nest ~ Writing and Research Activities

{This is great for life cycles!}

UNPLUGGED! Writing Paper

Literacy Activities to go with songs and chants:

The Silly Bear Hunt ~ Map Skills with a Literacy Twist! {Writing Activities}

The Plural Noun Song Pack ~ Tune of “Jingle Bells”

MATH Scoots ~ 2-Digit Versions {AVAILABLE NOW}


"Snowman and Winter Friends" Math Task Cards {2-Digits}

"Snowflakes - Rainbow" Math Task Cards {2-Digits}

"Trolls in the Snow" Math Task Cards {2-Digits}

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Total Pages
10 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.


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