Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowmen at Christmas and Snowman Christmas Ornament

Have you ever wondered how Snowmen celebrate Christmas? Do they stand still in your yard with a carrot nose and a smile , or do they sneak off in the quiet of the night for a celebration of their own?

 In Snowmen at Christmas, author Caralyn Buehner and illustrator Mark Buehner take you on an imaginative journey into the snowmen's holiday celebration. The snowmen gather in the town square. They have cold treats of icecream and snowcones.  They play games like freeze tag. They dance and sing and celebrate the birth of a King. The party is made magical when Kris Kringle comes bringing gifts made of snow. By Christmas morning, all the snowmen are back in place with a smile on their face.
The illustrations are amazing and the rhyming text has a nice flow. 
Christmas crafts for kids, activities for kids, book activities, Christmas stories

For our 12 days of Christmas craft, we made a popsicle stick snowman for our tree.
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 You will need 5-6 craft sticks painted white. We glued them onto paper and then cut out around them. Add button eyes and nose and a black pre-cut hat (unless your child is able to cut it out by himself). Draw on a smile.  
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Tape on a string and hang on the tree.
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Today's book and craft are a part of my 12 Days of Christmas. I am teaming up with Reading Confetti to provide you with 12 books and crafts (24 total) that can help your family count down to Christmas with reading and crafts. Here's what we have shared so far:
Footprint Christmas Trees and Baby's First Christmas
Christmas Tree Puzzle and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Rachel Isadora
Easy Christmas Tree Lid Craft and Llama Llama Holiday Drama
Paper Punch Christmas Trees and Mr. Willowby's Christmas Trees
Blessings Tree and The Littlest Angel
Button Wreath and Deck the Halls
Olive and Rudolph Game and Olive, the Other Reindeer
One Shining Star Christmas Counting Book and Easy Luminaries
Strawberry Cheesecake Santa Hats and Are you Grumpy Santa?

Advent Angel Snack and Who is Coming to Our House?
You can also find all of our books and crafts on my 12 Days of Christmas Pinterest Board.


  1. I love how you combine books with crafts! Crafts that let little ones do most of the work are the best!
    I have a copy of this book. I'm going to read it to my kids today. We have some large craft sticks. I bet they'd like to do this craft. Now that they are in elementary school, I just have to show them this post. They can read the directions, get out their own supplies, make the craft, and clean up the mess.

  2. We love 'Snowmen at Christmas' too - my preschooler loves looking for the hidden items in the pictures! Cute snowman craft to go with it!