Toddler Books: Snowman Activities

Description

Toddler Books: Read a few books about snow, snowmen and winter. This was a grade level activity where each child had to make a snowman. You could use anything you wanted from paper rolls, tissue, clay to our idea using tights.

Materials

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  • White tights

  • Fiberfill

  • Rubber bands (to secure the snowman body

  • Construction paper (hat)

  • Buttons, Acrylic Gems, Beads, Pom Poms, Sequins (decor)

  • Pipecleaners (earmuffs or gloves)

  • Ribbon, old ties, material, thick yarn braided (scarf)

  • Scissors, Fabric Glue or Glue Gun

Steps

  • Fill the tights and use rubber bands to secure and shape the head and body
  • Add embellishments as you please. Glue with a Fabric Glue or with adult supervision use a glue gun for a quick bond
  • Mount on a piece of heavy cardboard to make it stand (optional)

Felt Snowman Craft

Perfect for Preschool, Kindergarten or toddlers with supervision.

Materials

  • Blue Construction Paper

  • White Felt

  • Washable Markers

  • White Crayons

  • Elmers Glue or glue stick

Steps

  • Read a book(s) about snow or building a snowman.
  • Cut out three circles ranging in size from small to large. For most toddlers, you will need to cut this out for them.
  • Show them a picture of a snowman and talk about the size of the snow balls used to make him. Where is the largest, smallest, etc.
  • Have them arrange the pieces on the paper before gluing.
  • Glue onto paper. If using a glue stick as we did, use a generous amount to stick better.
  • Add details like eyes, nose and mouth with marker. Add arms if desired.
  • Using a white crayon add snow to the background.

Five Little Snowmen

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5 little snowmen standing in a row.
Each had a hat and a great big bow.
Out came the sun and shone all day.
And one little snowman melted away.

4 little snowmen standing in a row.
Each had a hat and a great big bow.
Out came the sun and shone all day.
And one little snowman melted away.


(Continue until you have no snowmen left.) Here is a printable pdf of this poem for your convenience: Five Little Snowmen

Description

Using a flannel board or story board, retell the Five Little Snowman classic poem. This was an activity done at our local library for the preschool children.

Materials

  • Poster board, foam board or card board

  • Self adhesive velcro dots or strips cut into small squares

Steps

  • Select either the loop or the hook side to place on the board. If you select the hook side, you will always use the loop side for your pictures.
  • Place dots in even rows so you have a variety of places to stick your pieces. Depending on how large the board is or how many dots will determine how much space you want to put between velcro dots.
  • Glue pictures onto cardboard or construction paper and stick on a velcro dot on the back of each. Remember to always use the opposite piece as the one you put on the board for the pictures to stick.

Mitten Snowmen

Description

Make a mitten puppet for the Poem the Five Little Snowmen. Be sure to add the thumb to make the fifth snowman! See Here for Directions
mitten snowmen

Description

Make a mitten puppet for the Poem the Five Little Snowmen. Be sure to add the thumb to make the fifth snowman! See Here for Directions









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