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Snowman pattern printables are a great way for preschool and kindergarten kids to work on AB, ABC, AAB, and ABB patterns this winter.
These winter printables for preschool are a great way to help your little ones practice patterning as well as build motor skills.
Using clothespins to clip the snowmen that will finish each pattern helps build fine motor muscles in little hands and fingers.
These snowman activities for preschool are sure to be a great addition to your winter lessons. This pack includes 12 pages of pattern strips and pattern cards.
To make this pack portable, you can bind the strips with a binder ring and store the cards in a zipper pouch.
Snowman Pattern Printables
This activity takes just a little bit of time to prepare for your preschoolers, but it’s worth it. I suggest printing all of the pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability.
Cut apart the pattern strips so that you have three strips per page. Then, cut apart the snowman cards. Glue one of each color to the top of a clothespin.
Have your child clip a snowman to the blank space on each strip to finish the patterns. There are six strips for each pattern style – AB, ABC, AAB, and ABB.
As I mentioned above, you can make this activity portable. Punch a hole in the top left corner of each pattern strip. Bind them together with a binder clip.
Put a velcro dot in each blank space on the pattern strips. Then, put a velcro strip on the back of the snowman cards. Have your child attach a snowman to each strip to finish the patterns.
While filling in the missing snowman on each pattern strip is perfect for younger preschoolers, older preschoolers and kindergarteners may be ready for a bit of a challenge.
If so, here are a few things you can do to challenge your students. One option is to have your students continue the pattern. After clipping the snowmen to complete the pattern, have your child extend the pattern by adding more snowmen to the right of each strip.
You could also have them copy the pattern underneath the pattern strip. Use the extra snowman cards to make a copy of the pattern on their own. Can they then extend the pattern they just made?
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SNOW
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books about snow that will help your preschoolers celebrate winter!
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
The Night Before the Snow Day – It’s nighttime and snow is falling hard. Will the town be snowed in? Will there be a snow day?
Little Owl’s Snow – Winter is almost here!” says Little Owl, as he observes leaves falling, animal friends hibernating, and a chill from his feathers to his feet. And just as he and his friend raccoon are watching their breath make fog in the cold air, it happens: Snow!
The Magic of Friendship Snow – Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her. She feels sad and lonely. Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.
Looking for an adorable toy that provides meaningful play for older toddlers and younger preschoolers? Imagining cold winter days stuck inside and want to keep things as screen-free as you can? Check out this adorable felt snowman set, because it takes care of all of that and more!
Remove the chill from your child’s imagination with this unique stacking wooden snowman toy!
If you love filling your bookshelves with seasonal books, don’t miss this collection of children’s books about winter. Winter-themed fiction and nonfiction picture books!
Need some fresh ideas and resources for your homeschool? These winter activities will perk up your homeschool and carry you straight through to spring!
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