You will love these snowman activities for preschoolers! From strengthening fine motor skills and making your own snowman to free printables and sensory play, these fun activities are an easy way to have so much fun together and sneak in a little learning too!
These snowman activities and crafts are fun to use all Winter long. Whether you live where it snows or not, you can include a snowman theme in your Winter lesson plans.
Try these snowman themed printables to make learning fun.
Snowman Game (free printable) – This game can be used to practice colors, shapes, letters, numbers, or even words. It is fun for literacy centers and for sure one of our favorite snowman activities!
Snowman Button Counting from Rainy Day Mum and other educational activities included in her download.
Shape Snowman Matching from Preschool Play and Learn – Match the snowman cards to make a shape snowman. The ear muffs match the buttons for an extra clue.
Snowman Name Craftivity from Who Arted? – Practice name recognition by making a name snowman using their free printable. It is a neat experience to see who’s name is longest, shortest, or has the same number of letters!
Snowman Roll and Cover Dice Games from FREE Preschool Printables – This free snowman dice game is great for a math center for independent practice or a partner game. Try the Roll and Cover game or the Roll and Cover the Numeral Game. Use small manipulatives as your game pieces such as gems, blocks, mini erasers, or buttons.
Easy Snowman Crafts
Make a Box Snowman to decorate inside. This is a great way to encourage playful learning this Winter season. This is always a huge hit with my kids and their friends. They keep adding to it and when they are done, we recycle it.
Egg Carton Snowman Craft from I Heart Arts n Crafts – If your egg carton is brown, use white paint to cover it. Add the snowmen to a piece of blue construction paper to complete this fun snowman craft.
Paper Plate Snowman Craft from My Bored Toddler – Cover the platess with cotton balls or white pom poms. You can also use shredded paper or tissue paper. Use paper for the snowman’s face and the snowman’s hat.
Snowman Ornaments from Happy Hooligans – This cute snowman craft is a a fun way to make a gift for someone special or add a decoration to your tree.
Cotton Ball Snowman Craft from Modern Homestead Mama – This is a favorite snowman craft of mine because it is great for strengthening fine motor skills (squeezing a lot of glue and picking up the cotton balls).
Snowman Fine Motor Activities
Make Your Own Snowman Blocks -Build this adorable snowman over and over again by making blocks from old spice containers. Balancing these blocks is great for fine motor development and hand-eye coordination.
Clothes Pin Snowman from How Wee Learn – What a clever idea to use clothes pins to complete the details of a snowman!
Fill a Snowman Fine Motor Activity from Little Learning Moments – This classic activity never gets boring. Use tweezers or tongs for an extra challenge. Add different colored pom poms to make a rainbow snowman.
Snowman Button Push from Outside the Toy Box – This fun activity is easy to make and great for fine motor skill development and color matching. You could also make it a size sorting activity by using different sized button and cutting the slots to match. Try using different shaped buttons as well for a shape sorting activity.
Snowman Sensory Play
Snowman Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Use white play dough, pipe cleaners, buttons, beads, and more to create this awesome invitation to play!
Snowman Sensory Bottle from Little Bins for Little Hands – These sensory bottles are not only calming, but great for eye tracking (which is beneficial for reading).
Snowman Sensory Bags from Pre-K Pages – This is a fun challenge that even older children love to explore. Add it to a light table to make it extra magical.
Snowman Sensory Bin from Where Imagination Grows – Use shredded paper, white rice, or foam pieces as the base of this sensory tub. Add items that you have on hand such as cookie cutters, felt pieces, beads, pom poms, bells, and more!
Other Fun Ideas:
Have a snowball fight with cotton balls.
Use a slotted spoon or tongs to transfer an ice cube (or several) from container to another. I usually have one container filled with water to use the slotted spoon with.
Build your own snowman outside and watch the snowman melt. How many days does it take? Keep track.
Snowman Paper Plate Masks from All Kids Network
Build a snowman with shaving cream on a baking sheet.
We hope you love these fun hands on activities with a snowman theme. Which one will you try first?