Happy Snowman Activity

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Updated on Jan 3, 2014

Whether the snow is fluffy and soft or icy and hard, a snowman is sure to inspire a smile. No wonder this snowman is so happy; he's made using marshmallows!

What You Need:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Tempera paint
  • Bag of mini marshmallows
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue stick (optional)
  • Markers (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Place a sheet of blue construction paper on the table in a vertical, or portrait position.
  2. Ask your child to paint a snow drift at the bottom of the picture. Then, have her paint snow falling from the sky. Ask her to name the shapes of the dots. They might be circles or they might be ovals. 
  3. Have your child create three circles: large, medium and small using the marshmallows. The large circle will be at the bottom, the medium goes in the middle and small-sized circle belongs at the very top. Count the marshmallows of each circle aloud. How many more did it take to make the large circle than the small circle?
  4. If your child would like to eat her snowman, she can simply finish her creation by using markers to draw in his face and arms.
  5. If your child would like to create a picture that will last throughout the season, she can glue the marshmallows into place and paint in the Snowman's facial features.

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