Whether you use Snowmen as Winter theme or Christmas theme there are so many fun activities, crafts and recipes that you can do with kids based on this popular toddler and preschool theme. See our favourites below from here at Rainy Day Mum and also some other fabulous ideas.

Fun snowman-themed crafts, learning activities and recipes ideal for toddlers and preschoolers to do this winter or Christmas time.
Toddler Girl building a Snowman via Shutterstick

Snowmen Crafts for Kids

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

Part Craft, part learning activity this design challenge is perfect for older preschoolers to do and you can amaze the younger preschoolers and toddlers with this fun flying snowman which they have decorated and then get to fly.

Mom’s Heart read Christmas for Snowmen and brought the book alive with a craft.

Selection of classic and fun nursery rhymes and songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers on the theme of winter and snow. Ideal for circle time, language development and singing together. Includes full words for all the songs.

Sing some of these Winter Rhymes and Songs with your Toddlers and Preschoolers inlcuded I’m a Little Snowman and two different versions of Five Little Snowmen.

Check out these Fun Snowmen Story Stones over on Ruffles and Rainboots they would be perfect for creating and then using for storytelling. Why not combine with our favourite Snowman Book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Glittering Muffins and Mommas Fun World shared the cutest handprint snowman ornaments last week – this is something that we have on our to-do list this year and I can’t wait to try it year after year to see how the kid’s snowman grow.

The Snowman - DIY bowling game to work on number bonds

Make your own Skittles for this craft and learning activity for toddlers and preschoolers to work on counting and number facts to 10 with this DIY Snowmen Bowling Set and Activity suggestions.

DIY Snowmen Advent Calendar

Although made as a Snowmen Advent Calendar – the instructions for this could be used to create a number line or alphabet which would be perfect to hang from Christmas all through the winter in a playroom or classroom.

Create snowmen prints with this DIY Snowmen and Tree Stamped Pictures – perfect to use for Thank You cards or Christmas Cards that kids can make themselves.

Snowmen Recipes to Cook with Kids

Inspired by the classic Christmas picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs bake these ever so simple Snowball Cookies made with just 3-ingredients.

Bake these very easy 3-Ingredient Snowball Cookies that kids will love to make and then why not sit down and read with the classic children’s storybook The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.

Another double but with 2 very different recipes Sugar Aunts and Frogs Snails and Puppy Dogs Tails shared snowmen playdough.

Smooth and delicious Snowmen Choc'o Brownie Flavour Oreo bites, only 3 ingredients and made in a few minutes perfect for Christmas Treats for all the family

Make some delicious and VERY easy Snowmen Oreo Bites with the kids – only 3 ingredients and perfect as a treat or snack.

These Krispie Snowmen Cakes are very easy to make and not complicated – they need no cooking just some melting of chocolate to hold them together so are a perfect quick and easy recipe to cook with toddlers and older kids.

Using our simple cupcake recipe you can decorate them with snowmen faces along with your kids.

Snowmen Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Activity suggestions for working on literacy and numeracy inspired by the classic wordless picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs for Early Years.

Work on Letters and Numbers with this FREE Printable Snowmen counting and letter activity ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.

This colour matching snowman from Natural Beach Living is fun and a great way to work on colour recognition with your toddlers and preschoolers.

Hey Momma Chocolate milk turned a decoration into a learning activity with some Name Recognition Snowman Fun

Create your own sensory bag based on the classic picture book The Snowman by Raymond Briggs. Use the melted snowman for some sensory mess free play.

DIY sensory Bags are a lot of fun and this one is really easy to make and then you can create your own Melted Snowman within the Sensory Bag.

Snowmen Count and Peg Math Activity for Preschoolers.

This is part craft and part learning activity but as you use shapes to create the craft part and then it’s primarily used for learning to count I’ve added it as a snowman activity – give this DIY Snowmen Clip Counting Cards a go and create your own Maths Resource for Kids.

and last but by no means least is these 2 fun songs from Boy mama teacher Mama with some snowmen finger play.

Snowmen Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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By far our favourite Snowman Book is The Snowman by Raymond Briggs – this wordless picture book is a classic for your children’s bookshelf and lets you into the secrets of what snowmen get up to when you go to bed.

Featuring the characters created by Raymond Briggs the Snowman and The Snowdog the little boy in the original story in the hopes of getting a puppy for Christmas builds his Snowman a Snowdog as a friend. Follow along to find out what happens in this Winter/Christmas themed story perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers.

Ever wondered why the next day your Snowmen’s arms are in a different place or their grin a little bit wider perhaps their hat is on backwards! Well in Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner you will find out all of the answers.

Find more Christmas Books or Winter Books for Kids to add to your bookshelf or book box to read along as you do some of the crafts, activities and recipes we have shared above.

Snowmen Extras for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Love baking with your kids especially cookies – then why not get a Build your own Snowmen Cookie Cutter Set perfect for some winter and Christmas cookies – make each piece separately and then let your kids and their friends create their own cookies.

This is the perfect gift set if you are guaranteed snow – it’s a dress your own snowmen set – complete with wooden buttons, a wooden carrot nose, scarf and hat you can reuse it year after year to decorate the snowman in the garden.

If it’s too cold to spend a long time outside or you have no snow then why not get a Snowball Fight Kit and have a fun game with the kids. So soft these can be used in the house.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

6 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for sharing our post! We had a lot of fun doing the snowman playdoh. We will have to try some of the others to go along with a snowman theme!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

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