Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Advent Book Activity: Snowmen At Night & Snowman Ornaments

This is my third post for today. I really wanted to post this now since we started another Advent book project today that I want to post tomorrow. Please keep scrolling down to catch up on what we've been doing. The other two posts I wrote are below this one. :-)

For our third advent book activity we read Snowmen at Night by Caralyn & Mark Buehner. We already owned this book and while it's not exactly a Christmas story, it seems to fit the season quite well. When I was looking up the Amazon link to embed in this post I noticed that Caralyn & Mark have written a book called Snowmen at Christmas. We may have to add that our stash next year.

Our ornaments this time were snowmen (of course) inspired by these. We didn't add stick arms, although we could go back and do that. We used stiff black felt for the hats and orange craft foam for the noses. The boys added face details with a black Sharpie marker. I think they turned out so cute. The first photo below shows the two my oldest son made and the next one shows my little boy's ornaments.

And here they are on the tree. So simple and cute!!


Jocelyn Christensen said...

I LOVE it! I love this book too...one of my absolute faves.

We did Snow Music, which I didn't expound upon on my post, because it was a stressful day...

but it is normally a book I love to read when it's snowing...reminds me of all the peaceful days I spent reading it to my first born!


The Activity Mom said...

I would love to use this idea in this year's Activity Advent Countdown on my blog. It is a free resource and I would link to this post on the day we do the activity and then again to your blog in the resources section. Let me know if it is ok.

Heather Collins said...

So cute! We will make these this year!! :)

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Very cute snowman!! LOVE it! I think we will be making these this year! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party (http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties).

I am also your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want =-)

The Activity Mom said...

Thank you so much for sharing this in my 2011 Activity Advent Countdown. =)


Amanda said...

I'm so glad you were inspired by my project! Creating for Kaboose was great, but I never received feedback from visitors. I love it when I find posts like yours, thank you and they are adorable!

Mrsblocko said...

My daughter and the boy I babysit made these over winter break. It was a great craft project and kept them busy for longer than expected. Awesome. (If you want to see a picture, it's here)

Thanks for the fun idea!

Mom of Two said...

Love these! I made one & we are making more at our playdate. I referenced your blost post on mine! http://savegreenbeinggreen.blogspot.com/2012/01/snow-theme-playdate.html

the classroom creative said...

We thought this project would make a great addition to our winter gallery at theclassroomcreative. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas if there is anything else you would like to share please submit and idea. Thanks, Karen