Winter Wonderland: Snowman in a Bag

I am joining in the Winter Wonderland blog hop today by adding this fun little snowman in a bag to the many other wonderful ideas I am sure will be shared by my fellow bloggers.  You can see what the others are sharing at the end of this post so be sure to read to the end…

Our snow has melted but chances are it will come back again very soon. But if the snow returns, we will be ready for some fun and simple snowman in a bag science…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

This process is similar to our snowman in a bottle but if you didn’t have a bottle on hand, then gather up a baggie, some buttons, a snowman nose, and some snow and you are all set to go…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Place just just a couple of large spoon fulls of snow is all you need in the bag and then lay the bag flat.  Press and pack the snow so it stays flat and then arrange your button eyes and nose on the snow to make a snowman face.  Press the buttons and nose firmly into the snow…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Tape the snowman in a bag to a window so it can get some sunlight and let the melting begin…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Here’s what my snowman looked like after about 30 minutes…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

And after about 1 hour…

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After about 1 hour 30 minutes…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

And about 2 hours later…

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A very simple way to explore the melting of snow. Did you notice that bag seems much less full with the snow melted than before? And did you notice that the nose floats but the buttons sink?  And did you notice that snowman moved down the bag as it melted?  And did you notice that all that is left of the snowman is a bag of water?

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

If you want the printable to go with the snowman in a bag, just click here: Snowman Science by Teach Preschool

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Winter Wonderland Blog Hop Calendar
Look who is participating and coming up in Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!
January 13th: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife – Introduction Post
January 14th: B-Inspired Mama – Snowflake Drop DIY Baby Toy
Kid World Citizen – Ice Sun Catchers
January 15th: Love Play Learn – Snowman Felt Story Board & Song
January 16th: KC Edventures – Fun with Kids Books and Winter Activities
Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails – Winter Bath for Kids
January 17th: Milk and Cuddles – How to Make Snow
January 18th: Putti’s World – Craft Foam Snowman
January 19th: Nurture Store
January 20th: Creative Playhouse
January 21st: Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
January 22nd: Teach Preschool
This Reading Mama
January 23rd: Housing A Forest
January 24th: Royal Baloo
Home Learning Journey
January 25th: Two Big Two Little
January 26th: Ready Set Read
January 27th: CraftoArt
January 28th: The Outlaw Mom Blog
January 29th: JDaniel4s Mom
January 30th: Creative Family Fun
January 31st: Kitchen Counter Chronicles
February 1st: Caution! Twins at Play
February 2nd: Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
February 3rd: Blog Me Mom
February 4th: Mama Miss
February 5th: Living Montessori Now
Ingles 360
February 6th: Glittering Muffins
February 7th: The Pleasantest Thing
February 8th: Here Come the Girls
February 9th: 3 Dinosaurs
February 10th: Train Up a Child
February 11th: Little Artists
February 12th: The Chirping Moms
February 13th: My Nearest and Dearest
By |2013-01-22T06:00:00+00:00January 22nd, 2013|

About the Author:

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. Mary Fiorini January 22, 2013 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Love the Snowman in a Bag idea. I’m going to draw a line on the bag with black permanent marker at the top of the snowman’s head and have kids compare that with where the water line ends up. Kids could “measure” the difference, compare and discover something about density!

  2. School Sparks Renee January 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    What an adorable way to investigate melting snow. I love your observation sheet for the kids to use. Thanks again for another super (and easy!) idea! Renee

  3. The Iowa Farmer's Wife January 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    LOVE this activity! We are doing it tomorrow for sure since we have snow! Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop! 🙂

  4. Jessica January 23, 2013 at 8:14 am - Reply

    I wish we had snow around here to do this! it’s 11 degrees out in NJ, but no snow! We had some back in December and a little over break, but by morning it’s always gone.

  5. Katie @ Gift of Curiosity January 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    This is such a great winter activity idea! Since we don’t get snow where we live I’m thinking we might try it with snow dough.

  6. Alanda Fox February 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    my pre-k class made the puffy paint snowman in a box. It was fantastic, they really enjoyed the process, especially the decorating part. We also did the Snowman in a bag experiment, the recording sheet was great. We have been alot of activities around snow and melting that this really summed up our unit. The painting of the snow was one of the activities that they loved the best and they are still talking about it.
    I love your ideas , thanks for sharing
    Alanda (from Alberta Canada)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Yay! It is so much fun knowing others are giving ideas a try and finding success! That rocks!!

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