Snowmen at Night Craftivity

Here’s a fun craftivity for the book Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner.


After reading the story, give your students the following prompt.

Snowmen at Night Writing Prompt:
If I were a snowman at night I would…

For the craftivity provide each student with one sheet of white and one sheet of black construction paper. Draw a half circle with white chalk on the left-hand side of the black construction paper. The students should cut or rip small circles from the white construction paper. For your advanced students have them cut specific geometric shapes (i.e., circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, etc…) in specific quantities. After cutting or ripping the white shapes, have the students glue them inside the half circle to fill it.


Next, have the students cut the orange rectangle into a triangle shaped nose. Using the quarter sheet of black paper cut two eyes and pieces to make a mouth. Glue them into place.

Students use the white chalk to draw snowflakes and a moon on the remaining exposed area of the black paper.


  • Full sheet of white construction paper
  • Full sheet of black construction paper
  • A quarter sheet of black construction paper
  • Rectangle of orange paper
  • A piece of white chalk
  • A piece of  yellow chalk
  • Glue stick

Download the handout you see in the image plus an additional 41 pages of Snowmen at Night related writing prompts and worksheets. I also have a completely FREE Snowmen at Night sample you can get here. You can purchase a softcover copy of Snowmen at Night for under $6 at Amazon.

Book Synopsis

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.

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