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!  

Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2-7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy. A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

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