I’ve always been a sucker for a good children’s book, especially when looking for fun books to read with my Montessori preschool class. My favorite type of books, and the ones most interesting to the children were ones they could read along with, that were repetitive, rhyming or ones that were interactive. Such as counting objects, naming colors or answering questions throughout the story.
Here are some of the best snowman books for preschoolers. I’ve personally read these so many times throughout the years, I almost know them by heart. Now that my boys are a bit older, it’s fun having them read me the books now.
All You Need for a Snowman is one of my favorites because it allows the children to image how many different ways they can make a snowman. My favorite time to read this book is just before we go outside after a big snowfall. It gets the kids really excited to make their own snowman with all sorts of different types of accessories. Afterwards with some hot chocolate you can even make your own snowman snack.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow is all about getting ready to make a snowman. Teaching preschool children how to dress themselves can be challenging at times, especially when they are trying to go outside and play in the snow. Your child can read along with you as rhyme follows rhyme as layer after layer of winter clothing (“bunchy and hot, wrinkled a lot, stiff in the knee, and too big for me!”) is first put on and then taken off to the relief of the child bundled inside.
Snowmen at Play is about some cool and lovable Snowmen that like to have a good time. It also includes a fun sticker activity book filled with fun things to make and do. This bright and busy book will spark imaginations and is perfect to take with you during family winter vacations.
The Snowman is a wordless book. At first sight you might disregard it, but DON’T. This wordless story is about a boy that rushes into the snow to build a snowman. The pictures are amazing and catch the eye of even your youngest reader. It’s a great way to encourage children that are NOT reading to tell a story through pictures. Remember you don’t have to be a reader to read a book….Pictures say a thousand words.
Sneezy the Snowman is a book we can all relate to when we are feeling under the weather. This silly snowman is feeling cold so he decides it would be a good idea to take a warm bath and sips hot cocoa to warm up. Sounds great, but not for a snowman. His friends know just what to do to build him up again–and make him feel “just right”.
What are some of your favorite snowman or wintry books you like to read with your kids? Looking for other ways to keep those kiddos busy during these cold winter months? Check out my KIDS CRAFTS Pinterest page for more inspiration.