Looking for a fun winter themed s is for snowman lesson idea? We’ve got a weeks worth of fun s is for snowman craft, snowman activities, snowman worksheets, and more to help kids learn the letter S. This hands-on, engaging letter of the week is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students during January.
S is for snowman
January is so cold and chilly outside, but the winter snow makes it so magical in a blanket of white, big snowflakes, and happy snowman on people’s front lawns. This is the perfect time for a cute s is for snowman week for your toddler, preschoolers, and kindergartners. We had a BLAST this week with our letter s theme and I am so excited to share all our snowman activities with you! This s for snowman week was filled with snowman crafts, snowman activities, and snowman food perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and more!
An added bonus for us was that we got our first (real) snowfall for the season on Thursday!! So the kids got to play in the snow as part of our Snow/Snowman week – PERFECT!!! (See 4 Creative Ways to Build a Snowman)
Mashed Potato Snowman Dinner
We had a make your own mashed potato snowman. It was so much fun! I scooped out the mashed potato balls on their plates. Then the kids got to decorate the snowman using foods I had on the table. Here are some of our creations – they tasted pretty yummy too! (It was a great way to get kids to load up on fun, healthy veggies!)
Snowman STEM Activity
I loaded a bin with mini marshmallows & some big ones too. I included toothpicks (under supervision only) to make snowmen and snowflakes; the kids then used edible food markers to paint on their faces & accessories! I even included a snow plow truck to move the “snow” around! Goofy decided to make ‘buildings’ instead. Then they got to eat some of their creations!
Snow Sensory Activity
It’s SNOWING!! We set up a scene using plastic characters & animals we had around (making sure they were washable!). Then I let them go crazy with shaving cream snow! They had so much fun squishing & giggling!! An added bonus is all our characters are nice & clean now!!
Sock Snowman Craft for kids
Didn’t they turn out too cute? They have become the kids preferred bedtime friends for the moment. (If you want a great set-by-step tutorial check out I Heart Crafty Things. )
Snowman Counting to 10
Snowman Math Visualization Activity was a very simple, yet effective, preschool math activity. We made snowman using bingo markers and made each snowman one ball taller going from snowman 1-10 balls. They thought the super tall snowmen were so silly!
Paper Plate Snowman Craft
We worked on learning about emotions with with Snowmen craft. We used white paper plates to make our emotional snowmen. We talked about emotions & then made snowmen that represented different emotions. We talked about how we all get mad sometime, the important thing is to not sin in our anger as the Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:26.
Snowman Breakfast for Kids
We made two different snowman breakfasts during our Snowman week. First we made donut snowman and then we made a snowman out of eggs & cottage cheese. They were both a huge hit!
Snowman Dessert for Kids
I cam eup with the idea to make Snowman Smores. I put them on a cookie sheet for about 5 minutes at 400 F. After they came out I plopped an orange M&M sideways for the nose & 2 black M&M eyes. They were perfectly goey & delicious!! My hubby & I topped it with another graham cracker & ate it as a smore!!
Egg Shell Snowman Craft for Kids
This project was a lot of fun to make and had such a cool texture. The kids thought it was hilarious to get to use eggs to make our snowmen! (I first saw this idea at Mama Mia Heart 2 Heart.)
S is for snowman craft
We love using our printabel alphabet crafts for a quick and easy way for kids to learn their letters and the sound they make! You can grab the free template for our letter s snowman craft here.
This just might be my favorite snowman craft we made all week! These EASY Glue Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers are easy and fun to make and make an adorable window decoration for winter. My kids loved making these.
Winter Science Exploration
I froze some of their preschool figures in ice blocks. We then experimented with what made ice (or snow) melt. I really liked the book Sneezy the Snowman by Marueen Wright to go with this lesson. The book teaches kids several ways that snow melts in the context of a fun story.
As far as our snowman science experiment, I let the kids try whatever came to mind: blowing, sprinkles, ketchup, crushed red pepper, etc. We discovered that hot (in the form of cocoa, water, fire, room temp, microwave, etc) all worked. We also discovered that salt also melts ice and correlated to to why they put salt on our icy roads in the winter. It was a lot of Science fun!
Easy Paper Snowman Craft
This is a super simple snowman craft for kids that is lots of fun. Just cut a circle out of a piece of white paper and then keep going round and round leaving a circle in the middle as the snowman’s face. The kids added a face, hat, and arms. TADA a cute hanging snowman.
Snowman Worksheets for Preschoolers
Snowman Activities for Kids
Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!
- Build-a-Snowman Winter CVC Words Activity
- Snowman Addition Clip Cards
- Snowman Counting Cards
- Winter Counting Worksheets
- Free Winter Writing Prompts PDF
- Multiplication Snowman Activity
- Snowman Tracing Letters A to Z
- Snowflake Winter Compound Words
- Build a Snowman Sequencing Worksheets
- Snowman Printables Counting Book
- Snowman Word Family Spinners
- Snowman Math Craft for practicing addition and subtraction
- Winter Telling Time Worksheets
- Snowflake Dab the Letter
- Snowman Activities for Preschool – Count to 10
- Cute Snowman Shape Puzzles
- Free Snowman Coloring Pages
Favorite Snowman Books for Kids
Here are the books we read & loved while having fun with Snowman:
More Weekly Alphabet Units for Preschoolers
- A is for Apple Unit
- B is for Butterflies Week
- C is for Cow Unit for Kids
- D is for Dinosaur Week (toddler, preschool, and elementary)
- E is for Elephant Unit
- I is for Insects (mini series for kids ages 2-8 years old)
- O is for Ocean Week for Preschool and Homeschool Kids
- S is for Sun Unit for Preschool and Homeschool Kids
- Alphabet Printables – over 1000 pages of free printable alphabet worksheets, puzzles, mazes, and activities to learn how to form letters, match upper case and lowercase, and what sounds letters make
- Reading the Easy Way Preschool – 12 week preschool reading program using 6 games, fun worksheets like color by sight word, readers, and more!