During December I stand strong with one essentially important rule – no snowmen until January. There are way too many ridiculously cute pinterest inspired Christmas activities to fit in during December and January can be just so – January. A little snowman loving is sure to help this drab month whisk by. Santa and Rudolph have been long packed up and it’s time to bust out some snowman fun. Here are all the fun snowman and interactive snow themed activities for all types of learners!
Shaving Cream Snowmen: Mix shaving cream and glue – it’s super fun and easy. We used googley eyes and dried black beans to jazz it up a bit. 🙂
Fake Snow: Love this one. I got this kit from amazon over four years ago and I still have TONS left. Talk about getting your money’s worth – one teaspoon makes a whole bowl full! We played with fake snow, ‘shoveled’ it in and out of bowls, made snowballs, wrote in the snow, and played with action figures in it. Great sensory, fine motor, and creativity all in one!
Snow Themed Writing Activities: With my higher kids we also used the fake snow activity to work on adjectives – and explain how the fake snow felt. We did a writing activity revolving around this. We also worked on sequencing. I like using color coding to break down each step for my more visual learners!
Snowman Glyph: I got this awesome freebie from Tales of a First Grade Teacher for a Snowman Glyph. Love this one! And so did the kids – the finished product turned out great. I told them their snowmen would tell a secret message about themselves – they liked that 🙂
Say it to a Snowman Game: We played Say it to a Snowman (my freebie on TpT). My kids really loved this and got into using voices and acting it out!
Snowman Comic: We did an extension activity of this game by making comics! Download the comic template here!
Snowman Read Aloud and Comprehension Activities: We read a bunch of snowman books (with plenty of comprehension questions), did some snowman color sheets for color identification, and practiced our counting programs using snowman erasers!
I LOVE the snowman theme! It’s easier to make a little more age appropriate but still find appropriately level materials! Anything fun you do for the ‘snow’ theme?
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