The yearly tradition of snowman building was first written about in a book that dates back to 1380, almost 650 years ago! Snowmen are very popular during the Christmas months, from adverts like the recent John Lewis tear jerker to films such as The Snowman and Jack Frost and even festive songs, like Frosty The Snowman.
A top tip for snowman building is to wait for the snow to be slightly melted, not light and fluffy, as the moisture helps pack the snow in tighter – making a larger, stronger snowman! In fact the record for the tallest snowman was set in 2008 in Bethel, Maine. It stood at a huge 122 feet tall, so this year lets see if Britain can beat the record!
Get your carrots, sticks and stones ready for the snow to fall, and don’t forget my top tip for making the biggest snowman ever!
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