speech and language teaching concepts for How To Catch A Snowman in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/s/ blends



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: Yes
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

How To Catch A Snowman

By Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton

Fans of the hilariously fun How to Catch a Mermaid and How to Catch a Dinosaur books will absolutely love this new Christmastime, winter adventure! Our heroes’ entry for the snowman contest has magically come to life―and ran away! Can YOU help catch it? Get ready for snow much fun as you travel through a winter wonderland with running, skating, and bouncing through trap after trap to catch the snowman and claim the winning prize. Will the snowman teach our heroes a lesson they’ll never forget? Who snows!

This funny winter book can be used in speech therapy to address problem solving. It is also great for noticing rhyming and sequencing. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using How To Catch A Snowman in speech therapy below: 


Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

action sequence

Narrative Concepts:

problem solving
illustration study
phonological awareness
verbs (actions)
text features


order of snowman traps and escapes


catch, trap, escape, magnificent, contest, admit, clever, fantastic, guarantee, fleeing, snow globe


verbs (actions)

Text Features:

change in font color
change in font type
change in font size

Phonological Awareness:



What do you think will happen on this snowy night?
What do you think they will try to use to catch the snowman?
Do you think their next trap will work?
What gift do you think the snowman will leave?

Problem Solving:

How will the kids try to catch the snowman?

If you are interested in seeing other snowman books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.