This is a really easy kids craft and a really easy snack. I like the craft, book and snack below because they are great for a large age range (toddler to Kindergarten+). I used the Craft + Book + Snack in my daughter’s pre-k 4 class and it was a lot of fun and all of the kids enjoyed it. My kids love the book The Biggest Snowman and I like it too because of the great message about working together. After reading about the mice building a snowman, it was fun to use the paper and craft supplies to build our own snowmen. I wanted to make a snowman craft that was cheerful and colorful so we added some bright colors in when building them. Happy snow day!
Craft: Build a Colorful Snowman
Colored Cardstock (we used shades of blue and purple)
White Cardstock for snowman’s body
Black paper for hat
Orange paper or foam sheet to cut out carrot noses
Colorful pom poms
Black pipe cleaners
Black marker to draw mouth
Colorful ric rac or ribbon for scarf
Directions: For the pre-K class, I cut out the 3 different size white “snow balls” and hats ahead of time. For older kids, you could have them trace and cut out all of the parts themselves. Hand out all of the supplies and glue to the children and let them use them to “build a snowman”.
Book: The Biggest Snowman
Snack: String Cheese Snowmen
This is a really easy snowman snack! Just get while (we used mozzarella) string cheese. Use Shaprie markers to draw a snowman’s face on the outside of the wrapper. It’s also very easy to transport to school if you are sending the snack in. The kids loved them!