My favorite part of wintertime is the snow. The fresh flurries fall and hide all the impurities underneath. If there’s enough, building a snowman is just the icing on the cake. When it doesn’t snow, a snowman name craft is the perfect substitute on those chilly days. It’s the perfect way to practice name recognition and work on spelling with the kids.
Materials Needed for this Craft
To make this craft, you will need the templates offered in the download. Print the templates onto the corresponding colored cardstock or onto plain paper. If you use plain paper, you can trace the shapes using the cardstock tracers, cut them out, and use them over and over. The method you use is up to you.
Once you have your templates, you will just need glue, scissors, and paper. If you teach in a classroom, be sure to print out plenty of the letter tiles for kids to use for their names.
How to Make a Snowman Craft
All you need to do to make this simple snowman craft is follow the step-by-step directions on the download. First glue down the scarf templates, then glue the face pieces onto the white snowball. Next add the stick hands, then finish it off with a top hat and the letters of the child’s name.
Print the pieces of the snowman in a variety of colors to let the students choose how they want their snowman to look. I like to print the little letter squares on a rainbow of colors so kids can pick and choose their favorites.
Depending on the age of your kids, let them cut out their pieces on their own for extra fine motor practice. The snowmen may end up with some missing fingers, but they will be just as adorable!
You can also watch the video below to see the steps in action!
When to Use The Snowman Craft
This craft is a great tool to have while working on fine motor skills with preschool and kindergarten students. Their small muscles are still developing, and putting craft templates together is a great way to work on those muscles.
The snowman craft is also perfect for spelling names. As kids begin to understand the letters in their names, they will be more interested in putting those letters in order. Either have them write the letters themselves or put the letters you write in order.
After the Christmas holiday, kids may get restless and want fun things to do during the cold months. Crafts like these are great for keeping them occupied while teaching them important skills. Add crafts to your winter to-do list for plenty to do all winter.
Differentiating the Snowman Craft
If you want more ways to work on fine motor skills with the kids, try giving them this craft as a coloring activity. Letting them color the snowman’s scarf, arms, and facial features will let them work on their tiny muscles more. Use the coloring activity as a morning meeting craft or invite kids to do it during a winter literacy center.
They look adorable when they are hung up on the wall or bulletin board, and kids love seeing their hard work displayed. Use them to decorate the walls for the remainder of winter. Kids will also love taking them home to share with their friends and family. They make lovely keepsakes!
I hope you enjoy creating these fun snowmen with your kiddos. If you are looking for more fun name crafts, be sure to try out some of these!