Below you will find 21 fun snowman craft games and activities for preschool to help you enjoy the winter. These games are also great for older classes which minor updates, snow-days, or even a winter themed party.
Snowman Games and activities
1. SNOWMAN BOWLING
Fill two liter pop bottles with some sand; paint them white and add a snowman face! The children then row a ball at the snowmen and try to knock them down ( You can play this seasonal game from first snowfall to last )
2. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
( Team game good for a party )
|A roll of toilet paper for each team.||Sheet of orange, black, red and yellow construction paper for each team.|
|Hat for each team||Scissors for each team.|
Have several teams of four or five children. When you say, “GO” they should wrap one of the people on their team up in toilet paper (leaving an opening for nose and eyes).
Once they’ve built their “Frosty” they can utilize the hat and construction paper to decorate him. Put a time limit on decorating. Give a prize for the first completed Frosty, most unique Frosty, ugliest Frosty, cutest Frosty, Biggest, Smallest, etc.
OUTSIDE SNOWMAN HAT TRICK – Bonus activity
Build a plump, snowman in the yard/play field. Make a game of taking turns trying to land a hat on his head by throwing it Frisbee style from 10 (or age-appropriate) feet away.
3. SNOWBALL TOSS GAME
Cut out two large circles in a large piece of cardboard; make it the shape of the bottom of a snowman. Next draw a snowman head on the top.
Give the children white beanbags, white socks balled up, or white paper crumpled into balls to represent snowballs. These are thrown at the snowman target. You can assign points to the circles.
4. PUT THE NOSE ON THE SNOWMAN
Draw a very large 3-circled Snowman.
Attach it to a wall or door. Draw on his features and put a small black cross where his nose should go.
Cut out carrot-shaped noses from orange card stock …When about to play, attach a piece tape to the back side of the nose.
Blindfold children and proceed as playing “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”. You can also play Put the Top Hat on Frosty!
FOUR QUICK SNOWMAN ACTIVITY IDEAS
- Ball up a white sock of white paper and Play “MELTING SNOWBALL” like Hot Potato
- With musical games play the Frosty the Snowman song – lyrics here
- Instead of “Simon Says.” play FROSTY SAYS.” or The SNOWMAN SAYS
- MELTING, Have children pretend they are snowmen that are melting.
5. SNOWMAN-SNOWMAN WHERE’S YOUR NOSE?
(Played like “Doggie Doggie, Where’s Your Bone?”)
- Children sit in a circle.
- One child is chosen to be the snowman. With eyes covered, that child can sit or stand in the center of the circle.
- Give a small carrot or an orange carrot shaped pattern to one child.
- Have the child hide the carrot behind their back. All other children also have their hands behind their backs.
- All children chant:
- Snowman, Snowman, Where’s Your Nose?
- Somebody took it from your home.
- Upstairs, Downstairs, by the phone…
- Wake up Snowman, Find your Nose.
- The child in the center now uncovers their eyes and guesses which child they think has the snowman’s nose. The ‘snowman’ gets up to three guesses.
- The child who is holding the snowman’s nose, now becomes the new snowman in the middle!
6. STUFF A SNOWMAN
- Balloons-Amount depending on the number of groups you will be having)
- Extra large white sweat suit or a large white T-shirt.
- Inflate balloons in advance.
- Divide kids into teams of equal number of players. Have one of the group put on the suit or tee shirt over their clothes.
- Teammates are given the task of stuffing the suit with balloons.
- Set a timer for two minutes and see how many balloons the team can stuff into the outfit before the time is up.
- The next team of Snowman stuffers tries to top the previous record.
7. ‘DRESS LIKE A SNOWMAN’ RELAY
1. Put together 2 boxes of items that a snowman would wear. Be sure to include scarves, hats, gloves/mittens, boots, large buttons with double sided tape on the back and brooms.
2. Make a carrot nose using orange felt and elastic so the kids can put it around their heads over their own noses.
3. Divide the children into two groups with each forming a line.
4. Have each player run to the box; put on the snowman clothing and hold the broom.
5. After putting on all the clothing – kids must perform a quick snowman shuffle, take everything off and run back to tag the next person
8. Expanding snowman
This is a cool experiment to do with students, and see how a snowman goes from melted to frozen. How cool is that?
What you need:
- Zipper bags
- Alka Seltzer tablets
- Snow ( if you got it )
How to make:
1. Draw eyes and nose and face on the bag.
2. Fill it with melted snow
3. Place 2 or 3 tablets of Alka Sektzer inside and zip the bag tight.
Now watch what happens 🙂
NOTE – it can take like 20-30 minutes to expand, so have patience.
9. Paper snowman fun
Easy snow man activity to make with your kids that will make them super excited and actually looks great to put in their room or on the window in the house.
What you need:
- Sheets of white paper
- Black paper
- Orange paper
- Brown paper
- Orange paper
- Black marker
- And a colored paper for the background
How to make:
It’s very easy, much easier than it looks. First let’s start with taking the white papers and cutting them in half to make two pieces of paper that are thinner and longer.
Now fold each one into a tube, and glue it together to make a tube ( kinda like the end piece of a toilet paper )
Now do this again but this time with an even thinner white paper to make the head of the snowman smaller than the body.
Now glue the tubes on the background paper together one above the other for the body, and the smaller one at the top to make the head.
You can use the black marker to draw eyes and a smile, and gut the orange paper in the shape of a nose to glue it on the face part.
For the black hat, just cut in the shape of a circle, and also a very small tube like we did with the bodies. and glue together to make a tiny hat.
NOTE – if you want, you can cut brown paper in the shape of hands and glue them on each side of the snowman for a more detailed effect.
10. Popsicle snowman craft
Take left over popsicle sticks and glue them on a paper next to each other, now take one of them and place it on top of the pile to create like a cap, and paint it and any part of the sticks above it black. to look like a hat.
Now use the marker to draw a face and nose on the brown sticks and you have a tiny cute snowman
11. Cotton ball snowman
Another craft idea for creating snowman with kids. Just use some of your cotton balls ( almost every mom has it in the bathroom ) and place them all in a pile, and glue to the sides of them brown popsicle sticks to look like hands and you can use buttons to make the eyes and body of the snowman.
Very easy, but cool looking idea.
12. Donut snowman
You can make regular donuts – like two round donuts with one of them slightly larger than the other, and when they are done, just take sugar powder or baking powder and make sure to roll the donuts in it so they turn completely white. now stick them on top of each other to build a snowman.
PRO TIP – You can use gummy bears to create cool colorful hats or to make nose
13. Play dough snowman
This is pretty self explanatory, but get a white play dough enough for a group of kids to play together. Now also get some black buttons and small sticks for the hands.
Easiest way in the world is to just have the kids make balls with the play dough and their hands, stick them one on top of each other, and put the buttons in the eyes and body where they belong. And the small sticks as hands on each side.
14. Snowman puzzles
You can either search online, or just download an illustration of a snowman and then cut it into a few different pieces. Now mix them together in a pile and have the students try to piece the puzzle together.
A fun and easy activity for the winter months to keep the children active for the holiday season.
15. Word puzzle
This is a little bit different, but educational. Create a word puzzle with the words snowman or holiday season hidden inside it and have the kids try and solve it.
You can use a timer to make it more challenging or just let them sit until they find all the words. Here’s a cool site that let’s you create word puzzles in ease
16. Draw your best snowman
A little bit basic, but sometimes the simple the better when it comes to kids. Just give the group papers and markers or crayons, and have them draw the best looking snowman they possible can.
Challenge them to use specific colors or have specific features like an orange nose or a black top hat to make sure they follow your instructions.
17. Melting snowman painting
Use a lot of paint on a paper, ideally white color, and have the kids use a straw and blow on it before it dries out. This is a cool way to get them to be more creative and also use other parts of their bodies like their mouths.
When the paint dries out, the result is a cool abstract version of a snowman
18. Glow in the dark snowman
Use little cotton balls or paper balls and color them with glow in the dark paint.
After each kid is finished painting his snowman, turn off the lights and let the kids decide which one is glowing the most. A cool activity that everyone will love.
19. Snowman cake
This is a delicious game, you can bake a cake with your young child, and let them help out obviously, but the important part is when you make the frosting. Make sure you use a white frosting cream, and just put it on the entire cake to make it look all white like snow.
20. The human snowman
Ask the kids or even the teacher to dress up in all white, now tell the kids to make their best snowman version they can using only parts they see in the class. You will be surprised how much they get creative when they have a chance to decorate the teacher.
21. Regular snowman from snow.
Sure, this is the most obvious activity, but if you live in a place that gets a lot of snow in the winter, just take the kids outside and have them build an actual snowman!
Don’t forget the sticks and carrots for the nose and face, and also give the snowman a nice hat so it won’t be cold