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Frosty the Snowman Creative Writing Activity: Frosty Gets a New Look

Updated on November 18, 2012
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Creative Writing for Kids

Encouraging kids to write creatively is not always an easy task. The more fun and original you can make the activity, the more willing your students will be to tap into their creative ideas. Adding a drawing component makes it even more exciting for kids. So here is a perfect winter idea to help jump start those creative juices. Included is also a rubric to help you and your students know what they will be graded on.

Rubric for the Writing Activity

Guidelines
Points Possible
Points Earned
Picture of the New Look
20
 
Creativity
20
 
Description
30
 
New song, poem or rap
30
 
Total points
100
 

Frosty the Snowman Writing Activity

Frosty was interviewed recently and the reviews were not good. He received a lot of negative feedback about his look. Poor Frosty the Snowman. He has a corncob pipe, a button nose, and two eyes made of coal-not exactly an “in” kind of look. And dancing around in a silk hat? Well, it is not something that you are likely to see on MTV any time soon.

So following the interview Frosty announced that he is shedding his old image for something more modern, more in touch with 2010’s. However, he admitted, “The transition hasn’t been as easy as I thought it would be. I don’t even know what’s ‘in’ these days. I need help!”

Clearly, Frosty is in desperate need of young, bright students to act as image consultants. So Frosty is proposing a contest to young and upcoming consultants to help create a new image for Frosty. In your contest submission you must include: a drawing of his new attire, a description of his new song or poem to be his new theme song. And you will also be judged on your creativity. So what kind of image will you give Frosty? Will it be an Iron Man Frosty, Rapping Frosty, Basketball Frosty or a Super Model Frosty? What can you come up with for Frosty’s new look?

Make a drawing showing your new Frosty and his or her new look. With the drawing, include a written description of your Frosty. (What is Frosty like? How old is Frosty? What does he like to do? Etc…)

Finally, give Frosty an updated song. You know the old song, “Frosty the Snowman.” Update the lyrics to fit the new Frosty, using the same tune. Or write a new song, rap or poem to go with Frosty’s new image. Remember, you are just one of many consultants entering the contest to revamp Frosty’s image. So how convincing can you be? Don’t waste any more time, get started!

New and Improved Frosty the Snowmen

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Rapper FrostyBeginning of the Knight Frosty.Rockin' FrostyCheerleader FrostyThis one turned out to be a Football Frosty.
Rapper Frosty
Rapper Frosty | Source
Beginning of the Knight Frosty.
Beginning of the Knight Frosty. | Source
Rockin' Frosty
Rockin' Frosty | Source
Cheerleader Frosty
Cheerleader Frosty | Source
This one turned out to be a Football Frosty.
This one turned out to be a Football Frosty. | Source

Writing is not an area of strength for the students in our school. So any way that we are able to encourage and promote writing, the better. My kids really enjoyed this activity because it also involved drawing which is something that they really enjoy doing. There were some really creative ideas that they came up with. Some used the suggestions like a rapper frosty but others came up with things like Cheerleader Frosty, Ninja Frosty, and even a Knight Frosty. I hope that you and your students enjoy this creative writing activity. Sometimes it's fun to take a break from the "must do" stuff and have a little fun!

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    • everythingdazzles profile image

      Janelle 5 years ago from Houston

      Very cute!

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow-what a creative way to get combine the season with a writing about something so familiar with kids. How great is that! I hope you received a wide example of worthy modern day Frosty's. Maybe you will be inspired to display them along the wall outside of your classroom as an exhibit? Thanks for sharing. You're a cool teacher.

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      DougBerry 5 years ago from Abilene, TX

      Franky, I think that Rapper Frosty is going to give me nightmares. I don't think I've ever seen such an angry snowman before.

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I think I will try this with my second grade students! What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

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      asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

      Good idea to encourage a student.In the childhood it matters to express not suppress.Thanks for sharing this useful hub.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks everythingdazzles!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      I actually did put them in the hallway. They did a pretty good job, just need to keep working at that writing!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Sorry DougBerry, didn't mean to cause anyone any harm! I guess snowmen have feelings too, even angry ones! :)

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Great justateacher, let me know how they turn out!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      I agree asmaiftikhar, expression in appropriate ways is very important. Thanks for your comments

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      Anil 5 years ago from Kerala

      Nice

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Cute idea to put it in terms of "image consultants" for the students. And I'm glad to see at least one female Frosty!

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      katedonavon 5 years ago

      I remember how hard it seemed to do creative writing when I was in school. This is a great idea for getting the kids involved and fun for the teacher to see the results. :) The grading scale is also a good way to categorize the different parts of the assignment and make the grading process a bit more objective. Nice hub, voted up & more!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Love it! Very creative.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Adorable and creative. I love projects that get children to think outside the box. Excellent JOB!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Anil and Honey

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Aunt Danette. There were actually several but I just didn't take pics of all of them.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks katedonavon. I love using rubrics because it takes a lot of the subjectivity out of it and lets everyone involved know what the expectations are ahead of time.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks randomcreative!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Me too KrystalD, glad that you enjoyed it!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Nice idea. I love the pictures, especially of the rapper frosty. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      It is very interesting to view the creative minds of children! Thanks for your comments.

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