10 simple snowman activities

It is that time of year again!  Snow begins to fall and as we draw nearer to the start of winter, it is a good idea to begin planning our cold weather activities.  We have 10  fun and simple snowman activities to share with you today…

10 simple snowman activities by Teach Preschool

The book “Snowballs” by Lois Ehlert is a favorite of ours to read in the winter.  That book inspired these awesome puffy paint snowmen

Puffy Paint Snowman by Teach Preschool

We were also inspired by “Snowballs” to make these Lois Ehlert style paper plate snowmen

10 simple snowmen by Teach Preschool

Here is another super cute paper plate snowman

10 Simple snowmen by Teach Preschool

This next activity was also done on a paper plate, but it wasn’t artwork that was meant to take home.  It was meant to be eaten!  This snowman snack in a bag encourages children to play and create with their food…

Snowman Snack in a Bag by Teach Preschool

We created these snowmen towers out of large paper tubes for our block area and a simple math lesson…

Snowman Towers by Teach Preschool

These melted snowman ornaments are a great way to introduce a little bit of science into your art lesson…

Melted Cup Snowman Ornaments by Teach Preschool

While you’re talking about the science of melting, it might be a good idea to explore how other materials melt.  If you have the opportunity to play in some snow, these snowman bottles are not only adorable, but they can teach a simple lesson on melting too…

Snowman Sensory Puzzle by Teach Preschool

If you don’t have access to those little Aqua Pod bottles, don’t worry!  A simple plastic bag snowman will work just as well…

Snowman in a Bag by Teach Preschool

Playing in the snow and building snowmen is a multi-sensory experience.  These five senses snowmen are a great way to explore the senses in the warmth of your classroom…

Five Senses Snowman by Teach Preschool

Though these snow globes in a box were made through a several step process, I can assure you that they are quite simple and so much fun for the children to shake up…

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And of course, if you have the opportunity, be sure to go out and make a real snowman!

Building a snowman

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By |2013-12-15T06:00:10+00:00December 15th, 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. Veens @ Our Ordinary Life December 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I remember the snowman in the bottle and did it last year with Aarya for our ‘S’ activity! We will be doing this again to see if he understands it better this year 🙂 Pinning!

  2. Romi December 24, 2013 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I usually read this book to my kindergarten students, they really love it. They are EFL students and here in Japan also there are some stickers with smell, I use them. Next Christmas I will use that container with oranges, candy canes, etc. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

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