When winter rolls around there are two things that come to mind: snow and snowmen!
When it’s too cold to play outside, this rocking snowman craft is a fun and easy craft to do with kids of all ages.
They look cute on the mantle, as decorations, or as a paper toy for kids to play with!
This winter craft is an extra fun version that you can try out this winter.
All you need is some paper, glue, scissors, markers, and our free printable template. Once they’re done making one, just tap it to watch it rock back and forth!
Also, be sure to check out all of our snowman activities for more winter ideas.
Snowman Craft For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Glue stick
- Snowman template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the half-circle snowman body and fold it to create the base shape of the snowman. Put a thin strip of glue along the open side of the shape. Be careful to make the glue strip thin or it’ll be harder to open and make your snowman rock.
Use the markers to draw on the snowman’s nose and cheeks.
Create the hat by gluing the band onto the hat. Trim off any excess paper from the sides.
Next, glue the hat to the top of the snowman’s head.
Glue the completed head with hat to the pointed top of the snowman’s body.
Place the scarf just under the snowman’s head and glue it in place.
Use a black marker to draw on the coal buttons just below the scarf.
Isn’t this such a cute winter craft for kids?! We love how it moves!
Winter Unit For Kids
Do you want even more winter ideas to keep the kids occupied and learning? If so, keep on reading below where we’re sharing our favorite ideas.
First, let’s start with reading aloud to your kids. Books are a simple way to introduce a new theme and they’re a great way to help kids improve their vocabulary and learn to read themselves!
Below are some of the most popular winter books for kids:
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!
We love adding lots of crafts to every unit study! They’re fun for kids to make, help with creativity, and are a great brain break for kids. Check out some of our favorite winter crafts below:
Counting, patterns, and visual discrimination are key skills for kids. These winter do a dot printables can help teach these important academic concepts in an engaging way! Use them as home or classroom activities to make learning fun all year long.
Get your kids in the winter spirit with these free printable snowman coloring pages. There are 4 different designs to choose from, and they’re all fun and easy enough for little hands to color them without getting frustrated!
These winter I spy printables are a fun activity that will help kids master their counting skills, improve memory and visual discrimination. With this set of 6 printables, your child can search for things like snowmen, polar bears, or mittens to count up all the objects they find. These printables are colorful with simple shapes to make them easy enough for even younger children to enjoy! It’s an indoor activity perfect for these cold days when there’s not much else going on outside.
This winter animal play dough kit is a great sensory activity that will keep your kids entertained. They can use their hands to create a snowy habitat for the animals and have fun while they’re at it! It’s the perfect activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten students, or any other child who loves hands-on play!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Glue stick
- Snowman template
- Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the half-circle snowman body and fold it to create the base shape of the snowman. Put a thin strip of glue along the open side of the shape. Be careful to make the glue strip thin or it'll be harder to open and make your snowman rock.
- Use the markers to draw on the snowman's nose and cheeks.
- Create the hat by gluing the band onto the hat. Trim off any excess paper from the sides.
- Next, glue the hat to the top of the snowman's head.
- Glue the completed head with hat to the pointed top of the snowman's body.
- Place the scarf just under the snowman's head and glue it in place.
- Use a black marker to draw on the coal buttons just below the scarf.