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!
Watch this video with your children, and then try some of our teaching and activity ideas below.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- 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’.
- 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)?
- 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.
- Can you make a snowglobe?
- Could you create a model of a snowman?
- 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.
- Choose a different song to accompany this animation. What impact does this have?
- Could you compose your own soundtrack to accompany the short movie?