Frosty the Snowman, one of Madeline’s favourite Christmas movies has found it’s way onto our television each Friday night for the last few weeks. And we have enjoyed making frosty out of Playdough, though not yet out of snow … but soon! We decide to make a simple, sticky version of our new favourite friend. A sticky snowman activity for kids of all ages!
To make this snowman activity I simple cut 3 circles out of white contact paper and put them on the window. I put the sticky side out, and rolled the edge of the circle so it would stick to the window. You could also use painters tape to hold it. I set out some buttons, and made a hat when requested —- just to see if he *might* come to life one day …
This snowman activity is great for kids of all ages. And the learning that can be done is amazing. Here are some of the activities kids can do with this simple snowman.
- counting: count the buttons as they are going on (I believe we had 68 buttons … Sam loved the button part), or count certain colours of the buttons
- More/Less: figure out which colour of button was used the most or least.
- patterning: putting the buttons on in a pattern
- dressing: by providing construction paper clothing wee ones can practice where mittens, boots, scarves, and hats would go.
- emotions: making the snowman look happy, sad, or surprised
- practice visual-spatial skills by having children try to make the snowman look like he is doing a handstand!
I try to draw on the interest of my children to make learning meaningful, fun, and relevant to them. This snowman activity for kids really captured Sammy’s interest. He loves his frosty! The contact paper has stood up very well, as this snowman has had quite a few costume changes.
This snowman activity had my wee ones practicing math concepts and developing language. And it makes a super cute Christmas decoration too!
It is an exciting Christmas at our house this year. Sammy, who is 3, is absolutely amazed and intrigued by all of the magic surrounding the season. Madeline, who is 11, is the prefect age for creating some magic and still little enough to enjoy that magic with her little brothers. Benjamin, who just turned 1, is mesmerized by all of the twinkling and shining that comes with the season — yes, it is going to be a good Christmas.
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