snowmen at christmas

I am a sucker for a good Christmas book.

Warm and cosy feelings.  

Sometimes nostalgic.

Always hopeful.  

One of my favourite read-and-enjoy-at-school Christmas books is Snowmen at Christmas, written by Caralyn Beuhner and illustrated by Mark Beuhner.  

After all the children are tucked into their beds, the snow men, women, children and occasional dog leave the front lawns where they were created, to congregate in the town square.  Here they celebrate Christmas, as only snowfolk know how to do - including enjoying a visit from a snowman Kris Kringle.  

The text is just too much fun to read aloud.

And the illustrations are magic. 

Check out Elli's book share project for school. 


I don't like doing snowman art for Christmas - I like to save it for January.

But there are some super cute snowmen craft projects out there.

melted snowman ornament: Dollar Store Crafts

melted snowman in search of winter: Craft Elf

glue snowmen: Crafts for All Seasons

Deep Space Sparkle has a Snowman at Night art project that Patti did with grade one kidlets. As with all her projects, her snowman paintings are amazing. 

Matt Gomez from My Hullabaloo was inspired by Deep Space Sparkle to make snowmen art with his kindergarten class.

Melted snowmen look pretty yummy.
chocolatey melting snowmen cookie: Better Homes and Gardens

marshmallow melting snowman cookie:  Truly Custom Cookery

Find more great books for Christmas - and link up - with Chrissy at First Grade Found Me.  

may your snowmen never melt before their time


  1. That's a great book, isn't it?
    I love to do snowman stuff after Christmas, too. I guess that's cause it's the only time of year we can really count on a little bit of snow. Although it was fun to get some last week.
    Take care!

  2. I love these ideas. I might do some this week with my own kids. Have a merry merry Christmas!

    First in Maine

  3. Sandi, those craft ideas look like so much fun! I've read "Snowmen at Night" to my kids before, but I never knew about "Snowmen at Christmas". I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the tip. I hope you and your loved ones have a wonderful holiday and a delightful new year.

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  4. How have I not discovered your blog before now?? Love it! The snowman bottle of water is adorable. I hadn't seen it before! Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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