In the book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs, the snowman can fly. This STEM design challenge is based the book invites your children to design a snowman and make it fly. What fun it will be to see how unique and special each child’s snowman looks! It will be equally fun to watch each snowman fly up Christmas themed cords or ribbons.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Wait! What is a STEAM activity?

A STEAM activity experience or activity involves two or more standards from science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. It involves project-based learning

Love STEAM activities and challenges try our Sleigh Building Challenge perfect for some Christmas STEAM Fun!

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

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The Snowman by Raymond Briggs is a classic wordless Christmas storybook for children is a fantastic book to read and tell the story of The Snowman that comes alive on Christmas. Turned into a film it’s a firm favourite in our house every year to watch and make Christmas Memories together.

Find other recommendation for Christmas viewing as a family with our Guide to Family Movie Night on Netflix this Christmas.

Getting Ready for the STEAM Activity

Printing Out the Planning Document and Snowman

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

You will need to download the STEAM design challenge printable set. Then you will need to print out a planning document for each of your children. You will only need to print out the snowman outline for every two of your children. There are two snowmen on each page.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Gathering the Supplies

You will need the following supplies for this STEAM Challenge:

Putting the STEAM Activity Together

You can have your children plan their snowman on the planning document before they get started. If you just want them to start with decorating the snowman that will be fine. Please remind your children that their snowman doesn’t have to look like the snowman in the book.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

If the head or the body of their snowman starts to droop or hang forward after it is decorated, they can tape a popsicle stick to the back of it.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Next, they will need to cut their straw into two pieces. They will then tape the two pieces vertically parallel to each other on the back of the snowman.

Then thread each of the ends of the cord or ribbon through the top the straws. That will create a loop above the straws.

Join in with Storybook Advent for even more Christmas book themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes this year.

More Science Resources for Kids

Candy Chemistry

Candy is such a great resource for easy science experiments and perfect for some edible chemistry. This Candy Chemistry set from Steve Spangler Science is great for learning about states of mater, crystalisation and works on some basic science skills like measurements and observations

We have recently started to get a Kiwi Crate for the kids with a combination of science, art and creativity it’s ideal as it’s capturing their interest and encouraging them both to explore one of my favourite subjects. Delivered straight to the door and addressed to the kids it’s perfect to capture their interest and imagination.

Making Their Snowman Fly

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Your children will need to place the loop at the top of their cord or ribbon on a door or cabinet knob.

They will slowly alternate pulling one cord and then the other with a rocking motion to make the snowman rise up the ribbon or cord. It will look like the snowman is flying.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Encourage them to try to make the snowman fly up the cord slowly and then really fast.

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

More Activities and Crafts based on the book The Snowman

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DIY Snowman Counting Clip Cards

Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.
Fun winter or Christmas themed STEAM challenge activity for kids based on the storybook and movie The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.
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Deirdre from JDaniel 4's Mom

Deirdre is the founder and author of JDaniel 4’s Mom. A teacher from South Carolina. She has 1 son JDaniel 4th. He is ten years old.

A specialist in Technology Integration as well as Early Elementary teaching she can be found sharing hands-on learning over on her blog.

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