Winter is a season that brings chilly winds and frost, but also the promise of fun adventures! One such escapade is beautifully told in Adam Wallace’s charming book, How to Catch a Snowman. As children read through the pages, they’ll join the characters in devising clever plans to catch the snowman.
This story is a perfect inspiration for a hands-on craft activity to do this winter with the kiddos! Encourage them to extend the excitement from the pages to the craft table with our How to Catch a Snowman Craft.
Kids will recreate the beloved snowman from the book while also developing essential skills that will benefit them throughout life. They’ll strengthen their fine motor skills, proficiency with scissors, and hand-eye coordination when they assemble this cute paper snowman.
Have even more frosty fun with these snowman activities for kids. They’re a great way to keep kids having fun and learning all through the winter months.
Snowman Book Craft
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To get started making this snowman craft, you’ll need to gather up a few basic supplies you most likely have around the house. Make assembling the snowman a snap by using our free template.
Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Use the orange marker to draw the snowman’s nose.
Next, glue the hat to the top of the snowman’s head, then complete it by gluing the band onto the hat.
Attach the scarf to the neck portion of the snowman using glue.
Glue the stick arms to the back and top section of the body.
Attach the mittens at the ends of the stick arms on both sides using glue.
Finish up by gluing the boots to the back and bottom of the snowman’s body.
That’s it! Isn’t it fun and easy to make? Make sure to check out our winter crafts for kids to keep them entertained this winter!
Easy Winter Ideas
As the chilly weather settles in, engage your little learners with easy and fun winter crafts and activities that spark creativity and strengthen valuable skills.
Read on below to discover a great list of books, crafts, and activities designed to keep children entertained, engaged, and learning throughout the winter season. Dive into the winter wonderland of possibilities and save the ones that resonate most with your unique learners!
Winter Animal Children’s Books
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.
The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!
Winter Pre K Crafts
Penguin Headband Craft – Kids will love this easy, fun, and adorable penguin headband! We have a free printable template where you can choose between a black and white one to color in or the craft version.
Handprint Arctic Fox Craft – Transform your kiddo’s hand into a furry friend, bringing the icy wilderness to life. This is a simple, fun project that lets kids use their imaginations and personalize a cute craft.
Paper Plate Winter Hat Craft – Let’s get cozy doing some winter crafting with this paper plate project! Just grab a few supplies and a paper plate to transform simple materials into a cute winter accessory. Get ready for a craft that’s as easy as it is fun!
Walrus Tissue Paper Craft – We’re headed to the waters of the Arctic with this walrus craft. Get out the tissue paper and download our free template to make a walrus masterpiece of texture and color. It’s a great way for kids to practice using their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Winter Animals Activities
Spark excitement in your little learners with our free printable penguin worksheets! These engaging activities combine handwriting and letter recognition skills with creative tasks.
As they label a penguin, practice scissor skills, conquer a letter P maze, and perfect writing the letter P, preschoolers, and kindergarteners will embrace the joy of learning with these dynamic, hands-on worksheets!
Nurture essential scissor skills in your little ones with our free printable polar bear cutting activity! As kids get busy working on this hands-on activity, they’ll master straight, curved, wavy, and zig-zagged lines, enhancing hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
From fine motor skills to counting and number recognition, this activity is great for both skill development and creative fun! Download this set of four printables for an engaging activity with scissors this winter.
Add some cheer to gloomy winter days with our penguin dot to dots. Beyond the fun and cute artwork, this activity serves as a blend of entertainment and education.
Watch as your kids connect the dots to reveal an adorable penguin they can color in, all while honing important skills like hand-eye coordination. Make learning an adventure with these whimsical penguin dot to dot printables that will bring smiles to your kiddos.
Make learning the alphabet a frosty adventure with these free printable arctic animal letter maze worksheets! They’re no prep and are packed with educational fun that will engage pre-readers in identifying both uppercase and lowercase letters.
As they trace and color their way through seven different Arctic animal mazes, your little learners will develop visual discrimination and fine motor skills while learning about these cool animals!
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More Kids’ Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowman Template
- Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Use the orange marker to draw the snowman’s nose.
- Next, glue the hat to the top of the snowman’s head, then complete it by gluing the band onto the hat.
- Attach the scarf to the neck portion of the snowman using glue.
- Glue the stick arms to the back and top section of the body.
- Attach the mittens at the ends of the stick arms on both sides using glue.
- Finish up by gluing the boots to the back and bottom of the snowman’s body.