My Sneaky Snowman's Adventure: A Narrative Writing & Art Project | 2nd - 4th Gr.

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If you’re looking for a fun and creative twist on Desk Pets and Elf on the Shelf (while getting your students begging for your next writing session), you’re going to LOVE My Sneaky Snowman’s Adventures!

You can check out examples of this writing project on my website at

I love to write, and one of my favorite things to do in the classroom is to find ways to combine writing with art. I find that combining art with writing really amps up the engagement for writing because many kiddos already have a negative connotation with writing, even at an early age. By the end of this project, your students will have their very own Sneaky Snowman Diorama and a snowman flip book that includes the pre-writing and a final narrative writing project all about My Sneaky Snowman's Adventure!

This Resource is Divided into 2 Parts:

Part 1: Lessons #1 – 5 Focus on Character Development/Pre-Writing

Part One is focused on character development to set the stage for writing about their snowman’s adventure. During Part One, your students will build their flip books (templates included in a separate file in this resource) as well as build their diorama and their snowmen!

Lesson #1: What If Snowmen Really DID Come Alive at Night?
(Writing: Flip Book Steps #1 and #2)
Lesson #2: Creating our Snowman Dioramas (Art)
(10 pre-drawn diorama backgrounds included)

Lesson #3: Let’s Get to Know Our Snowmen (Writing: Flip Book Step #3)

Lesson #4: Creating our Snowmen (Art)

Lesson #5: My Snowman’s Superpower (Writing: Flip Book Step #4)

Part 2: Lessons #6-10 Writing our Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure

In part two, your students will follow a step-by-step process to write the first draft and then the final draft of their very own Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure.

Lesson #6: Writing a Strong Introductory Sentence

Lesson #7: Here’s What Happened First (and Next)

Lesson #8: My Snowman’s Problem (& How He or She Solved It)

Lesson #9: Writing a Fantastic Conclusion

Lesson #10: Writing our Final Copy for My Flip Book: Putting it all together!

(Flip Book Step #5 and Front Cover of Flip Books)

Part 2: Lessons #6-10 Creating Our Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure

In part two, your students will follow a step-by-step process to write the first draft and then the final draft of their very own Sneaky Snowman’s Adventure.

Part 2 Follows the Writer’s Workshop Model.

This means that you will need 30-45 minutes per lesson, following this format:

Mini-Lesson (5-10 min)

Guided Individual Writing Time (10-15 min)

Feedback/Peer Review/Group Sharing (5 min)

Author’s Chair (5 min)

You won’t believe how inspired & engaged your kiddos will be when they get to continually share with their peers along the way! Writing becomes much easier when kiddos are supported every step of the way with small wins. Let’s get started!

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I hope you enjoy using this resource with your students!

xo Lori

Total Pages
65 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a sense of closure.
Use temporal words and phrases to signal event order.
Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


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