Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Children's Book Club: Snowmen at Night

Nothing makes you think about January more than snow! Now here in the deep south we don't get to see those pretty flakes too often, but we aren't going to let that stop us. This month's children's book club theme is all about snow, and some sneaky snowmen...

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 DreamSnowmen at Night is fabulous, frosty, and fun!

Other books in the Series: Snowmen at Play, Snowmen at Christmas, Snowmen at Work, & Snowmen All Year

ACTIVITY: Make Snow Paint
This is a super easy and fun activity to reinforce the book, as well as great to pull out on those rainy/snowy days of winter when you need a fun activity inside.  We decided to make our own version of Snowmen at Night out of our snow paint.

- Shaving cream
- White school glue
- Iridescent glitter or silver glitter
- Construction paper (we used black for night).

1: Place shaving cream and glue in the refrigerator for a few hours.
2: Mix equal parts shaving cream, glue, and glitter in large bowl.

3: Once mixed it will be slightly fluffy.
4: Pass out paint brushes and begin painting.

5: Let the children create their version of a snowman. We had craft eyes and beads on hand and let them add those as they finished painting. Let dry for approximately one hour and then the snow paint will be set. Note: It will kind of "puff up" as it dries. 

Happy Reading!
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1 comment:

  1. So cute!! I love this whole Snowman series of books and was lucky enough to meet the husband/wife illustrator & author duo when they came to my school in Salt Lake City. The illustrations are amazing and there are so many great art projects you can do right along with it.


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