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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Snowmen at Night

"Have you ever wondered about the secret life of a snowman?"
Well, wonder no more and read this marvelous book, Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.

When the sun goes down and it's really dark the snowmen come to life.  They gather together for an amazing adventure!

They play snowman games and snowman races.  They do skating tricks on ice and giggle when they act like clowns.

They make snowballs and play a baseball game which then turns into a snowball fight.

Then it's time for sledding and playing until they're all tuckered out.  Slowly one by one they all return back home, leaving people wondering, what did the snowmen do last night?

Extending the Reading Experience

After reading this fun story ask your students to pretend they are invited to play with the snowmen at night.  Have them choose one of the snowmen's adventures and explain why they would want to play that game with the snowmen.
This fun sample comes from my TPT product, Snowmen At Night Comprehension Question & Answer Sticks & Craft.
It's a great product to get children thinking and talking about the story. The question and answer sticks are one way to support literacy and stretch student understanding and appreciation of the story.
Please click on the picture below for more information.
I have added a new paid product to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to extend the writing experience to the book, Snowmen at Night.
My new product is called, My Snowman's Secret.  It gives kids an opportunity to create their own secret snowman mystery story.
Please click on the pictures to have a look.  Thank you.

Happy Reading & Writing!


  1. I love this book. Last year one of my students was a relative of Mark and Caralyn Buehner's. She donated lots of their wonderful books to my classroom. I also love Fanny's Dream and Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm.

    1. How wonderful and exciting to get those terrific books! And to have a relative in your classroom of the Buehners. I would have been thrilled. I also have Fanny's Dream and enjoy reading it. Thank you for visiting and sharing!