Snowmen Books for Children: Winter time is a wonderful time to involve snowmen in your child care program. Snowmen themes and activities are great fun for young children. We found a collection of some of the best snowmen books for children. These books are appropriate for children ages 1-6, and they can make a great addition to your classroom library.
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Interesting facts about snowmen
A snowman is an anthropomorphic snow sculpture.
They are customarily built by children as part of a family project in celebration of winter.
In many places, typical snowmen consist of three large snowballs of different sizes with some additional accoutrements for facial and other features.
Common accessories include branches for arms and a rudimentary smiley face, with a carrot standing in for a nose. Human clothing, such as a hat or scarf, may be included.
There are variations to standard forms; for instance, the popular song “Frosty the Snowman” describes a snowman being decorated with a corncob pipe, button nose, coal eyes and an old silk hat (usually depicted as a top hat). These other types range from snow columns to elaborate snow sculptures similar to ice sculptures.
Every year, around time of winter’s arrival in the northern hemisphere, “build a snowman” peaks on Google Trends.
There are more than 90,000 YouTube videos to teach you how; someone even patented instructions on the process.
If you look at the 8,011,991th United States Patent, you will see the “Apparatus for Facilitating the Construction of a Snow Man/Woman,” granted to inventor Ignacio Marc Asperas of Melville, NY. The patent was filed on Jan. 31, 2006 and was granted on Sept. 6, 2011.
Snow becomes suitable for packing when it approaches its melting point and becomes moist and compact. This allows for the construction of a large snowball by simply rolling it, until it grows to the desired size.
Making a snowman of powdered snow is difficult since it will not stick to itself, and if the temperature of packing snow drops, it will form an unusable denser form of powdered snow called crust.
A good time to build a snowman may be the next warm afternoon directly following a snowfall with a sufficient amount of snow.