What do snowmen do at night?
Perhaps they have races, snowball fights, go sledding or make snow angels! Read the playful kids book, Snowmen At Night, to go on an imaginative adventure to solve the mystery. Then make a Snowmen At Night art project with a twist to go along with the book.
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Snowmen At Night by Caralyn Buehner
Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all! Caralyn Buehner’s witty, imaginative verse offers many amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night, while Mark Buehner’s roly-poly snowmen are bursting with personality and charm. From the highly successful team that created such winning titles as Fanny’s Dream, Snowmen at Night is fabulous, frosty, and fun!
Sponge Painted Snowmen At Night Art Project
- black construction paper or cardstock
- white & brown paint
- sponges, 1 skinny rectangle + a round nylon dish scrubber
- small plate or shallow dish
- pipe cleaners
- pom poms
- buttons and/or sequins
- googly eyes or tiny black squares
- wrapping paper; optional
- jingle bell; optional
Place white paint on a small plate. Press the round sponge on the paint and swirl it a bit to assure that it covers the whole sponge.
Make 3 sponge painted circles by pressing the sponge on to the paper and twisting. Little Sister LOVED this part. When we were done making our circles, we lightly dabbed the sponge all over the remaining black areas to create snow. This part was fun too!
Use a thin rectangle sponge dipped in brown paint to create the arms. Let dry.
Add buttons or sequins, eyes, and a mouth. Little Sister insisted on adding a flower she found in the craft box I had out. I think it’s a cute touch!
To make the carrot nose, cut a small piece of an orange pipe cleaner. Bend it in half and poke it through the construction paper. Once through, bend the 2 ends flat in opposite directions. This is so the pipe cleaner stays in place. We also used this method to secure a jingle bell to the mitten.
Cut mittens and scarves from wrapping paper. Glue in place. Cut a small piece of a pipe cleaner to use for the earmuffs. Poke through the paper on both ends. Glue a pom pom on each side
Hang up on the refrigerator for all to enjoy!
More Snow-Themed Activities Based On Kids Books
- Snowflake Bentley Go-Along: Snowflake Window Clings | School Time Snippets
- All You Need for a Snowman: Snowman to Color | Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading
- All You Need for a Snowman: Book Activity + Free Printable | The Natural Homeschool
- The Snowman: Snowman Activities Tracing & Worksheet for Preschoolers | Living Life and Learning
- The Itsy Bitsy Snowman: Cotton Ball Snowman | Easy Peasy and Fun
- Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Sequencing Printable | Simple Fun for Kids
- Snowmen At Night: Yarn Pom Pom Snow People | The Life of Jennifer Dawn
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