| These activities will help children learn about the winter season
and many basic skills.
Activity: Snowman Dress-up Activity
This snowman will involve children in a
problem solving activity. Children will mix and match winter
hats and scarves on the snowman, and find all the different ways
that they can be combined -- the goal is to obtain nine outfit
- Print templates in your choice of color or black & white
in the materials column.
- Color the pieces if applicable
in different color combinations.
- Help children cut out the pieces.
- Free play > Encourage children to mix and match the hats and scarves
the snowman. The object is to find the nine different ways that
they can be combined.
- Have children choose one hat and one scarf. Then
encourage to change the outfit. Children may wish to only
change the hat, only the scarf, or both the hat and scarf.
- Game > After the children have tried a
number of combinations, suggest a game.
Tell the children that
it is possible to dress up the snowman with nine different outfits
with the six clothing pieces.Tell them they are going to play a game to find out
all the possible outfits.
Help the children make a list
(see example below) choosing and matching the different outfits the
snowman can wear. If children are older (6+) suggest something
more challenging; they can draw pictures of the snowman in
each different outfit -- print black & white snowman only for
|7. blue/red (stars)
|8. blue/red (stars)
|9. blue/red (stars)
The templates can be turned into a homemade toy to use again
and again -- print the pieces on card stock and laminate or print directly on magnetic sheet.
Reuse left over magnet sheet leftovers (or magnet
calling cards) and glue magnet pieces to the back of laminated snowman and
outfit pieces. Children can have fun dressing the snowman on a
metal surface (refrigerator door or cookie sheet).
Craft version for
Christmas or Winter Holidays:
After conducting the learning activity the snowman can become a
cute ornament, decoration or small puppet. Optionally, print two additional
snowmen to use all three outfits. The children can glue the
hats and scarves. Add other elements: a broom (craft
stick w/yarn), two arms (cut two strips of construction
paper), glitter, buttons, etc. Add a looped ribbon to
hang on the Christmas tree, decorate a gift, or wreath.
Art Appreciation: Winter Night Snowman Landscape
After conducting the dress up activity use the snowman to make a
winter landscape. Visit this activity to get acquainted with
Materials: Blue construction paper for background, cotton
balls for snow, star stickers or star cutouts, cut out a round or crescent
moon, white paint, sponge or Q-tips.
Complementary activities to do over
a week span:
- Use the blue construction
paper for a night background and place horizontally.
- Children can glue the
snowman to the far right or left of the blue construction paper, glue hat,
scarf and other decorations. Help children
draw an evergreen tree (Christmas tree) or tree with bare branches
next to snowman.
- Add star stickers, confettior
glitter glue, and a moon to
background sky using yellow paper. Glue cotton balls along the
bottom of the landscape, dab
some white paint using a sponge or a Q-tip for a snowy effect.
- While making the landscape discuss the characteristics of
the winter season: weather conditions, the types of clothing
worn for wintertime, changes in temperature,
Activity: Alphabet Letter S
is for Snow
Lesson plan printable activities to present letter S is for Snow and
information about what is snow.
Activity: Read online picture book > The Tale of Snowman
Activity > Snowman Maze
> Pre-writing and problem skills. Have children use their
finger first to travel through the maze, the use crayon or pencil to
complete it. Hint > The solution is a letter S for Snowman!
Activity > Online Activities >
Jigsaw Puzzle Activity > Snowman
Skills > Problem solving skills and using the computer
mouse. The default puzzle is 6 pieces.
Dress-up (all pieces)
Black & White
Dress-up (all pieces)
Letter S Snow printable activities
Snowman coloring page
pages & patterns to decorate