Snowmen at Night: Cause and Effect Art and Descriptive Writing Activity

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This activity is designed to follow a read aloud of Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner. This activity can also be used with the book Snowmen At Christmas.

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STEP 1: READ ALOUD
Read aloud Snowmen At Christmas or Snowmen At Night and have students identify subtle hints in the illustrations that show the snowman secretly celebrate when humans head to bed.

STEP 2: CAUSE AND EFFECT DRAWING ACTIVITY
Students illustrate their snowman perfectly positioned in front of their house at sunset, celebrating at midnight, and looking slightly different upon their return home at sunrise. This series of illustrations focuses on subtly showing the effects that a secret celebration has on the snowman’s appearance.

STEP 3: DESCRITPIVE WRITING ACTIVITY
Students discuss strong adjectives and vivid verbs that might be used to describe the secret celebrations of snow people. After analyzing descriptive writing samples and a rubric (both included), students draft their own descriptive paragraph about their snowperson’s midnight celebration.

STEP 4: REFLECT ON LEARNING
Students reflect on their learning by grading themselves using the included rubric.

STEP 5: PRESENT LEARNING
Mount drawings and writing on construction paper and either laminate and bind as a class book, or display on your classroom wall. During the week before holiday break, it’s always fun to have each child share their description with the class to build more excitement for the upcoming holiday celebrations.

STEP 6: SHARE
Share your students’ creations on Instagram. Be sure to tag @CoreInspiration so I can take a peek at your final product. I can’t wait to hear what your class thinks of this festive activity!

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Check out my other winter holiday resources:

Snowmen At Night: Cause and Effect Art and Descriptive Writing

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14
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Teaching Duration
3 Days

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