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Do you wanna build a snowman? This week I’ve rounded up some easy snowman crafts for kids to make, some by themselves and some with a little help from you. They’re the perfect way to extend on a love of Olaf and Disney’s Frozen movie, or just to learn about snowmen!
We can’t wait to do the snowman sock craft and we’re going to hang a Olaf salt dough ornament on our Christmas Tree this year!
And as usual I’ve thrown in some links to fine and gross motor skills, snowman themed printables, books and yummy snacks so you have everything you need for a snowman themed Tot School for your toddler or preschooler!
Easy Snowman Crafts for Kids
- Frozen Paint Recipe – This paint is fabulous and sparkly and the perfect way to create a snowman!
- Olaf Sock Snowman Tutorial – How’s this for a Frozen inspired craft? This sock Olaf is so cute, if your child is only little you might need to make this sock snowman craft on their behalf, but then they’ll have a blast playing with him.
- Frozen Olaf Salt Dough Christmas Ornament – You know I’m a big fan of footprint crafts right? Because they’re a wonderful way to capture snapshots of your toddler and see how they grow over time. I love how this salt dough ornament features Olaf. It would be the perfect handmade ornament for your Christmas Tree, and perhaps you should make one for Grandma too.
- Toilet Roll Snowman Craft – The great thing about toilet roll crafts is that you have a never ending supply of those little paper tubes. This snowman is adorable and you probably have all the ingredients you need in your craft cupboard.
Books for Toddlers
Here are some of our favourite Snowman books for toddlers!
- That’s Not My Snowman – by Fiona Watts
- Snowmen All Year – by Caralyn Buehner
- How to Build a Snowman – by Scholastic
- Peek-a-Boo Snowman by Charles Reasoner
- Little Snowman – by Giovanni Caviezel
- Olaf’s 1-2-3 – by RH Disney
Fine Motor Activities for Toddlers
Fine motor skills are an important part of your tot’s development, because without them they won’t be able to write, grasp small objects or fasten zips on their clothing.
Here are some wonderful fine motor activities for toddlers to help them develop those all important skills:
- Snowman Activity Tray Activity for Kids – I love this invitation to build a snowman because older kiddos will have just as much fun as the toddler and it’s great for them to be able to play and learn together. Decorating the snowman with the buttons and twigs is great fine motor practice.
- Sparkly Winter Play Dough – This sparkly play dough is perfect for some snow play, I love the idea of the star shaped cookie cutters to make snowflakes as well as snowmen.
- A Snowman Factory! – Here’s another play dough invitation to play, including everything your tot needs to make a snowman, including a super cute Snowman Factory printable sign!
- Frozen Playdough – I couldn’t resist adding in just one more play dough recipe, because the colour of this Frozen inspired play dough is amazing!
Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers
Gross motor skills are the ones that allow your little one to climb, and jump, to hop and to walk. Here’s are some structured gross motor activities for toddlers that are perfect for rainy days when you’re stuck in doors and they need to expend some energy!
- Build Olaf DIY Toy – How about this for some great gross motor fun, combined with problem solving? Just make sure you put it low down enough on the wall or window that you toddler can reach Olaf’s head.
- Snowman Slam – This one looks like great fun and is perfect for toddlers learning to throw. You probably have all the materials at home already.
Printable Activities to Do with Toddlers
To help develop numeracy and literacy skills you can use one of the many free printable packs that are shared by other mums. Here are some printable activities to do with toddlers:
- FREE Frozen Reward Chart for Kids
- Frozen-themed Dot Marker Printables
- FREE Snow Princess Pack (Inspired by Disney’s Frozen)
- 35 FREE Disney’s Frozen Colouring Pages (Printable)
- FREE Disney’s Frozen Activity & Coloring Sheets!
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