Oh, the things we’d do to be a kid on winter break again!
Who doesn’t remember making popsicle stick snowflakes with grandma or the excitement of waking up at the crack of dawn to see what Santa left under the tree?
The good news is, there’s no shortage of things you can do with the kids during winter break.
One of our favorite and easiest activities?
This adorable Sneezy the snowman craft. It’s fun and seasonal, and it’s a great way for kids to work on their fine motor dexterity, coordination, concentration, and more!
Want to keep the winter fun going? Then be sure to check out these snowman activities.
These fun crafts make the perfect keepsake for friends, family, and teachers, and they’re guaranteed to keep the little ones busy for hours on end.
Easy Snowman Craft For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- 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.
Begin by gluing the coat to the snowman’s body, right below the neck portion.
Create the scarf by gluing the blue stripes along it. Cut off the excess paper.
Next, glue the completed scarf to the snowman’s neck.
Glue the carrot nose in between the eyes and mouth.
Make the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat. Then glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
Place the completed hat on the top of the snowman’s head and glue it in place.
Finish up by gluing the arms to the back of the snowman’s coat arms.
We’re sure your kids will have fun making this cute Sneezy the snowman craft. For more craft ideas, check out our other winter crafts for kids this season!
Winter Ideas For Kids
Winter crafts are one of the best ways to ensure little hands stay busy while you focus on holiday preparations.
We have a bunch of cool activities, from a moose handprint craft to tissue paper polar bears, and polar bear do a dot worksheets.
Many of these winter ideas for kids require supplies you probably have stashed in a drawer somewhere around the house. Others require almost zero prep! But one thing’s for sure: all of them are a bucket load of fun!
Winter Books For Kids
Storytime is a magical moment shared between parents and children. It’s the perfect way to bond this winter while giving kids a unique developmental opportunity no other activity can provide.
Reading to your children has so many benefits – from building language skills to developing creative thinking abilities! Not only that, it’s just plain fun for both parent and child, plus it helps you create life-long memories of cuddles and snuggles.
Below are some of our favorite winter-themed 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!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting allows children to be creative and it’s a great learning experience, too. The best part is? You can do them together as a family!
You’ll make incredible memories along the way while the kiddos learn about colors, shapes, counting, and patterns!
Moose handprint craft – This winter animal craft is the perfect activity to teach kids to follow directions and work on their scissor skills. You can cut out all the pieces beforehand if your child doesn’t have the fine motor skills to use scissors.
Tissue paper polar bear – Tissue paper crafts are one of the most delightful ways to keep your little learner busy. Plus, they’ll be so engaged in this activity, they won’t even notice they’re learning new skills, like dexterity, concentration, and other fine motor skills.
Penguin paper bag puppet craft – This penguin puppet craft is not only cute but it’s also super fun to make. Just print out the template, cut out all the pieces, and follow the directions. Your kids will have a blast putting it together and they’ll love playing with the puppet once they’re finished!
Handprint arctic fox craft – Looking for a craft that’s simple, fun, and virtually mess-free? Then you can’t go wrong with this handprint arctic fox craft. It’s a great activity for kids to learn more about cold-weather animals. Plus, it couldn’t be easier to put together since it only uses a free template, gray and white cardstock, a marker, and some glue.
Winter Activities For Kids
These adorable penguin stick puppet printables are simple for kids to do on their own, but they involve a little bit of imagination too. It’s also a great resource to introduce children to these cute fuzzy creatures that live almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere.
There’s nothing better than cozying up indoors with a cup of cocoa and these adorable polar bear do a dot printables. Kids will get to practice their fine motor skills, coordination, letter recognition, and counting skills. Plus, do a dot activities are fun for all ages and will keep the kiddos engaged and busy while learning a thing or two about polar bears!
What do polar bears, arctic foxes, and snowy owls have in common? Aside from being some of the most majestic creatures in the world, they all happen to live in the northern regions. Create a winter animal study unit and make sure to include these snowy owl worksheets. The kids will have a winterful time working on a letter maze sheet, labeling a snowy owl’s body parts, and practicing handwriting skills.
Pattern block mats are one of the best tools to teach kids about patterns, shapes, and colors while keeping them busy during the cold winter months. These winter pattern block mats include 7 winter pattern block mats that provide hours of learning and fun. Let little learners flex their creative muscles and get the kids engaged while they work on their fine motor skills!
- Kids will look super cute in this sweet snowman shirt!
- These adorable penguin soaps are great for encouraging kids to wash their hands.
- This penguin playdough kit is great for sensory play!
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowman template
- Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the coat to the snowman's body, right below the neck portion.
- Create the scarf by gluing the blue stripes along it. Cut off the excess paper.
- Next, glue the completed scarf to the snowman's neck.
- Glue the carrot nose in between the eyes and mouth.
- Make the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat. Then glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Place the completed hat on the top of the snowman's head and glue it in place.
- Finish up by gluing the arms to the back of the snowman's coat arms.