The Power of Parenting

Wednesday, 18 March 2021

Snowman Kit

Age Range: 3 - 5 years

In the winter, when there is lots of snow on the ground, it is the perfect time to build a snowman ! It is easy to decorate a special box and collect together a variety of materials so your preschooler can build a snowman at a moment's notice.


You will need:
  • Carrots for the nose, crackers for the eyes
  • Different hats, mittens, scarves
  • Shoes, boots, sandals
  • Buttons, pompoms, glasses, coal, rocks, twigs
  • Spray bottles containing coloured water



• Roll three snowballs: a large one for the base, a medium sized one for the middle and a small one for the head. Place the snowballs on top of each other, beginning with the largest.


• Use the materials in the kit you created to decide what the snowman will wear, or how its face might look. Decorate your snowman using art materials and tinted water.

• Use your imagination! The snowman can have a silly expression, or be wearing summer clothes.

Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:Outdoor play time is a wonderful way to show your child you enjoy his company. Ask him to teach you how to roll a snowball or decorate your snowman! He will love being able to demonstrate his skills for you.

Play:Think of other snow people you can make. Create an entire snow family and then enjoy some pretend play, making up stories about what they are doing. They can prepare a meal or play a game together. The possibilities are endless!

Teach:Building a snowman is a great opportunity to talk about concepts like size, number and shapes. Ask your child, “Which snowball is the smallest? Which is the largest?” Count how many snowballs you made. Talk about their shape as you create them. Say, “This snowball is round like an orange. What other round things can you think of?”