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The Biggest Snowman Ever Activities and Lesson Plans for 2023

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for The Biggest Snowman Ever will find this post helpful. It includes resource recommendations, free teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have everything you need to deliver engaging interactive read aloud lessons based on this story.

With themes of teamwork, this The Biggest Snowman Ever picture book by Steven Kroll is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will be a big hit in your classroom too! Learn more about this book below!

Engage Your Students with The Biggest Snowman Ever Lesson Plans & Activities in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Read a summary of The Biggest Snowman Ever. You can find it in the section below.
  2. Check out the teaching ideas for reading comprehension strategies, grammar topics and social emotional learning skills that can be taught using this children’s book.
  3. Download the book companion to make lesson planning simple with The Biggest Snowman Ever reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, teaching ideas & no-prep extension activities.

THE BIGGEST SNOWMAN EVER SUMMARY

The mayor of Mouseville is holding a contest to see who can build the biggest snowman! The mice are excited and get to work right away. Penelope wants to build a princess snowman, James wants to build a martian snowman, and Clayton and Desmond both want to build the biggest snowman ever.

Both Clayton and Desmond get to work on their own snowmen. They build the base, the belly and the head. Each boy gets advice to use a wheelbarrow to carry snow so they can work faster. After a few days, the boys go to look at all the other snowmen and realize they’re all the same size! That’s when they get an idea.

Clayton and Desmond decide they should work together to build the biggest snowmen. The two mice put their snowmen together and create a big snowman! On the day of the contest, the judges decide that Clayton and Desmond have won, they’ve built the biggest snowman and won the prize!

Students will love this story about determined mice who learn that teamwork can you help accomplish big things!

THE BIGGEST SNOWMAN EVER LESSON PLAN IDEAS

Each of our 400+ Starts With a Story book companions come with a teacher’s guide to make lesson planning quick and easy, printable worksheets and digital resources that cover ALL of the standards-based reading comprehension skills.

When it comes to writing lesson plans and finding activities for The Biggest Snowman Ever, we’ve already done all of the heavy lifting for you.

We found this book was especially good at teaching the topics listed below.

READING COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS

The text-based The Biggest Snowman Ever reading comprehension questions focus on:

  • analyzing setting
  • comparing and contrasting
  • identifying theme, message and moral
  • making connections
  • sequencing

LITERATURE-BASED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING LESSONS

We found this story to be a great SEL picture book to promote:

  • teamwork 

GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY & WORD STUDY

  • suffixes
  • time order words
  • pronouns
  • articles

THE BIGGEST SNOWMAN EVER ACTIVITIES

You’ll receive all of the following resources aligned to the story:

  • comprehension questions
  • 30 writing prompts with themed paper
  • vocabulary activities
  • word study print & go activities
  • ideas for grammar lessons with focus sentence printables
  • social emotional learning discussion topics
  • graphic organizers to target specific comprehension skills and strategies
The Biggest Snowman Ever book companion
six students sitting on the rug listening to a picture book being read aloud by their teacher

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BOOK INFO FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

What are the reading levels for The Biggest Snowman Ever?

  • Lexile® Measure: AD500L
  • Guided Reading Level: N
  • DRA Level: 24
  • Accelerated Reader Level (ARC): 2.7

Who is the author? Who is the illustrator?

The book was written by Steven Kroll. It was illustrated by Jenny Bassett.

What genre is The Biggest Snowman Ever?

It is a fiction book. You may want to check out our genre activities or read our blog post, How to Teach Genre to Elementary Students.

How many pages are in the book?

The story is 32 pages long.

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