The Snowglobe

Age Range: 5 - 11

A beautiful animation about the hopes and dreams of a snowman as he counts down the days until Christmas! Use this video in your classroom with our free teaching ideas!

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Pause the video at 0:01 and write a descriptive sentence / paragraph to introduce the animation.
  • Retell the story from the point of view of the snowman.
  • Pause the video at different points and think of speech / thought bubbles for the characters.
  • Pause the video at 0:08 (and again at 0:52). What is the snowman thinking / feeling? How do you know? What might he be looking at?
  • Could you write a narrative version of this story?
  • Create a diary for the snowman as he counts down the days until Christmas.
  • Write the snowman’s letter to Father Christmas.
  • Write an acrostic poem based on the word SNOWMAN.
  • Write your own story about a snowman (or lady) who achieves his goals and dreams.
  • Write the sequel to this story. What happens next?
  • Write a set of instructions to teach somebody how to make a snowglobe (or a snowman).
  • Plan and write your own story based on the message ‘Appreciate the moments’.

Science

  • Investigate states of matter. What is snow?
  • Find out about different materials. What kinds of materials are better at keeping us warm in cold, snowy weather (and why)?

Computing

  • Make your own animation that shows the dreams of a snowman.
  • Make a game in which the player has to control a snowman and achieve a particular objective.
  • Use painting or 3D software to create some images of a snowman.
  • Create an eBook that retells this story using your own text and screenshots from the film.
  • Make a website to promote this animation to others.
  • Plan and develop a social media campaign to accompany this (fake) advert for a shop.

Design Technology

  • Can you make a snowglobe?
  • Could you create a model of a snowman?

Art

  • Create some illustrations that show the dreams that a snowman might have.
  • Make a storyboard / comic strip that retells this story using captions and speech / thought bubbles.

Music

  • Choose a different song to accompany this animation. What impact does this have?
  • Could you compose your own soundtrack to accompany the short movie?

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