Do You Want To Build a Snowman?

Guest Authored By Bridget M, B.S., RBT

Blue Bird Day and snowman blog

Winter is here and the snow will be piling up before you know it! Playing in the snow is a great sensory experience and can be fun for all ages. Although there is no right or wrong way to make a snowman there ARE ways to learn while doing it. Check it out! 

To build your snowman you will need:  

  • Snow 
  • Suitable winter clothing (gloves, etc) 
  • Sticks or similar item for arms 
  • Rocks/seeds x2 or similar item for eyes 
  • Hat 
  • Scarf 
  • Fun accessories: sunglasses, headphones, hair 

Start by compressing snow into a snowball and then begin dragging the snow around up and over the snowball to create a larger ball. After your first snowball is complete repeat the first step, making this one a tad smaller than the first and place the second snowball on the top of the first. Repeat this process for the third snowball. Pack the snow all around the snowman after the three parts are complete to smooth the snow.   

Now that your structure is complete you can begin to bring him to life by adding facial features, arms, and clothing! 

While you are making your own Frosty (or Olaf) here are a few to touch on that can benefit your child’s learning and development: 

  • Review the snowman’s body parts and have your child locate their own body parts.  
  • Discuss the temperature of the snow and brainstorm other items that are also cold.  
  • Label the different shapes and colors that make up the snowman. 
  • If there are multiple children participating focus on social skills by taking turns and working together! 

Congrats! You have completed your snowman and your secret learning activity. Don’t forget to take a picture before your snowman melts away!