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Snow in the forecast? There’s no better time to study snowmen, and you can with these engaging snowman preschool activities!
Have you ever wanted to spend a day devoted to studying snowmen? Here’s your chance!
And your children will have a blast studying letters, making collages, and playing with playdough.
Snowman Preschool Activities
Let’s have a fun-filled day learning all about the letter S and how it stands for snowmen!
Read About Snowmen and Snow
The best way to start studying is by choosing a couple of books to read about snowmen. Snowmen at Night is a fun book has several fun activities to go along with it!
First, read the book with your child. Don’t worry about looking for the letter S or counting snowmen. Simply enjoy reading the delightful story to your child.
Now read the book again. This time focus on recognizing the letter S when it appears. How many S’s can you find on various pages? This makes for great counting practice as well!
If you’re up for it, count the snowmen together! How many snowmen appear on each page?
Make a Collage
When your children are ready to move on, pull out magazines and construction paper. It’s time to make a collage!
The idea is simple. First, you draw a large S on the construction paper. Then let your preschooler flip through the magazines and cut out any picture that begins with the letter S.
They could cut out socks, slippers, or shirts. They could clip out pictures of snakes, snails, and squirrels.
And then glue the pictures to the construction paper!
Not only will they begin to recognize the letter S sound, but your children will also develop fine motor control cutting and gluing the pictures to the paper.
Finish off your S is for Snowmen day by playing with play dough!
You have a couple of options here. The first and easiest method is to print off a playdough alphabet mat for your children to use. These mats are awesome and will be a favorite for years to come!
Another method is to make long snakes out of play dough and use the snakes to write various sizes of the letter S. You can also grab toothpicks to draw the letter S in the play dough. Or you can stamp the letter S into the playdough.
You’ll find detailed instructions here.
And don’t forget to make your own snowmen out of white playdough. Once you’ve made your snowmen, review the plot of Snowmen at Night with your kids.
Between reading Snowmen at Night, making a college, and making the letter S with playdough, your kids will have a blast. And quickly learn that S is for Snowmen!
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.
This “ARCTIC WILDLIFE” quiet book introduces your baby the Polar animals, helps to develop imagination and fine motor skills!
This Arctic small world sensory bin filler includes everything your child needs to engage in beneficial sensory play. Sensory play encourages children to explore their senses and enhances creativity.