Our five senses snowmen in preschool

We have been exploring the Five Senses of Christmas along with other activities surrounding snow and snowmen so as a review of all of our senses, each of the children created a Five Senses Snowman…

I borrowed this idea from PreK—Preschool Ideas from Noey! Before making our snowman, we reviewed each of our senses in circle time…

I gathered bells, googly eyes, cinnamon, candy canes, and cut out snowman arms from sand paper.  As we passed around each item, we talked about how we can see with our eyes…

And we can feel the sandpaper arms with our hands…

And we can hear the bells with our ears, taste the candy cane with our mouth, and smell the cinnamon with our nose…

Then the children went to the table to make their own Five Senses Snowman…

Thank you Noey for this great idea. It fit perfectly with our Five Senses of Christmas unit we have been exploring the past two weeks…

By |2011-12-16T07:00:50+00:00December 16th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Laura (The SEEDS Network) December 16, 2011 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Love the sandpaper arms!!! Great idea!

  2. Jill December 16, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    love love love this! We plan on doing some snowman stuff in January and I will defintly have to add this to my list of things to do! Loving all your ideas! You are fantastic!

  3. Susan Case December 16, 2011 at 9:27 am - Reply

    I love this and bet the children did too. Great idea for 5 Senses. Have a Merry Christmas!

  4. Rockabye Butterfly December 16, 2011 at 10:04 am - Reply

    You always have such great ideas! will have to remember this for our 5 Senses unit coming up in the New Year! 🙂

  5. Natalie December 16, 2011 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I love this activity! Your site is such an amazing resource, thank you!

  6. Asiya December 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    So cute! Great to have kids make with winter here…

  7. Allison December 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    If I only used your blog as a resource for my homeschool classroom, my kids would be just about set 🙂 Thank you for all the wonderful ideas day after day!

  8. Susan Case December 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I love this! I hope you have a MERRY CHRISTMAS! I shared link on Twitter.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. December 22, 2011 at 12:12 am - Reply

      Thank you Susan – super sweet of you!

  9. Lisa Klaus December 30, 2016 at 9:16 am - Reply

    I took your Loose Parts Math class and made a comment but have not heard back and cannot get back to the site to print off the quiz for the CEU. They were to sent me a password b/c I thought perhaps I had the wrong one and I have not yet heard on that either. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you,

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