41 Delightful Snowman Writing Prompts

The winter and holiday seasons are the perfect time to give students snowman writing prompts. 

While Santa, his reindeer, Christmas trees, presents, and even the Grinch receive much of the attention during this time of the year, what’s winter without the snowman?!

Activate students’ creative juices using the following writing prompts about snowmen. 

These fun snowman writing prompts promote critical thinking, stretch the imagination, and encourage application of writing skills. 

What’s more, they reduce writer’s block!

So pencil into your lesson plans this week a few of these delightful snowman writing prompts.

Related: snow day writing prompts, winter writing prompts, January writing prompts

Snowman Writing Prompts

1. You notice that the carrot nose of the snowman you built yesterday is missing. The next day, his scarf is gone. Each day after that, another item disappears. Write a mystery story that describes what’s happening with the disappearing items.

2. Imagine that you have a snowman friend that will spend a day with you at school. Write a story about this adventurous day.

3. Your doorbell rings.  You answer the door and find a snowman slowly melting. Finish the story.

4. Retell your favorite Disney movie with one change:  the prince is a snowman.

5. Setting: Antarctica, Characters: Frosty the Snowman and his family. Complete the story, giving a problem and a solution.

6. As you place the carrot on the snowman, it begins to speak. Continue the story.

7. One night, you notice that the snowman placed on the front lawn is gone! The next morning, it’s back. Write a story about the night adventure of your magical snowman.  

8. You wake up and realize that you’ve turned into a snowman! Share what you do for the next 24 hours.

9. Once upon a time in the village of Happiness and Joy …

10. In the wilderness of Alaska, there have been numerous sightings throughout the years of Snowzilla, a friendly beast. Create a story about the legend of Snowzilla. 

11. In some countries, Christmas falls during the countries’ respective summer months.  Instead of a snowman, many flock to the beaches and build “sandmans”. Tell how to build a sandman.

12. Frosty the Snowman must move to a colder climate so that he doesn’t melt away. Share the process he must take in relocating to his new destination.

13. Draft a fictional biography of Frosty the Snowman. 

14. Which Disney theme park would be the ideal setting for Frosty the Snowman? Why?

15. What questions would you ask a snowman about his life? Why do you choose these questions?

16. Explain to your best friend how she can win the snowman-building contest. 

17. If you were a snowman, what gift requests would be on your Christmas list and why?

18. Your “pet snowman” has gone missing. Write a “Snowman Lost” advertisement describing what he looks like.

19. You have been turned into a snowman.  You can only become human again once you explain why winter games are better than summer games.  

20. Explain Christmas to a very young snowman.

21. Compare and contrast a snowman to two other holiday iconic figures (e.g. Santa Claus, reindeer, elf, gingerbread man, Jesus, Christmas tree, etc.).

22. A snowman has won a trip to visit another holiday. Other than Christmas, name the holiday that you think a snowman would enjoy the most, and explain why.  

23. Your new restaurant caters to snowmen. Describe the menu.

24. Describe a trip to McDonald’s from a snowman’s point of view.

25. A snowman’s favorite meal is a snowburger.  This special burger can be made many different ways.  Describe how you would make this delicious burger.

26. Write a letter convincing families in your community to sign-up for the snowman building contest.

27. Draft a letter convincing your family members to help you build a snowman.

28. Write a letter to Santa Claus persuading him to take you along on Christmas Eve as he delivers gifts.

29. Describe how our lives would change if everyone in the world was a snowman or snow woman.

30. Create a holiday greeting card with a snowman theme.

31. Imagine what a snowman’s family would be like.  Describe each family member, and explain what activities they enjoy doing together. 

32. Sketch a snowman. Then describe it.

33. Write the characteristics of a snowman.

34. Frosty has requested a gift bag of cold treats to eat for the holiday.  Describe all of the delicious freezer treats that you are going to put in his bag.

35. Frosty the Snowman has invited you to his igloo to meet his family. Describe what you see, hear, taste, touch, and/or smell while there.

36. Create a snowman or snow woman superhero. What are his/her super powers?

37. Describe how to build the perfect snowman.

38. Write a combination of similes and metaphors to describe a snowman.

39. List all the words (2-letter, 3-letter, 4-letter, 5-letter, and 6-letter) that you can make using the letters from the term snowman

40. S.N.O.W.M.A.N – Create an acrostic poem using the word snowman

41. Write a diary entry from the day in the life of a snowman.

Final Thoughts

Celebrate the winter season with these fun snowman writing prompts. 

You’ll encourage students to think critically, show off their blossoming writing skills, and stretch their creativity.