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Life-Sized Snow People

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Make a life-sized snow friend to play with or to hang on the bedroom wall for all to see.

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  • Cardboard
  • Three sheets of white construction paper or posterboard for each child
  • Washable markers
  • Safety scissors
  • Tape
  • White glue
  • Cotton balls


  • To prepare for the activity, cut out three circles from cardboard in three sizes, from small to large, to use as a guide for making each snow person.
  • Lay one sheet of white paper or posterboard on the floor for each child.
  • Pass out the cardboard circles to the kids and have them place the circles on their paper or posterboard. (Make more circle guides if you have more than three kids.)
  • Have the kids trace around the circles onto the paper using a marker. (If they have trouble keeping the circle on the paper, use a little double-stick tape to keep it secure until the circle is complete.)
  • Exchange cardboard circles and draw another size on a second sheet of paper or posterboard.
  • Repeat for a third time, so that each child has drawn 3 circles in 3 different sizes.
  • Have them cut out the circles with safety scissors. (Help the ones who have trouble cutting.)
  • Ask the kids to arrange the circles in a row, so that the smallest circle is on top and the largest circle is at the bottom, to form the snow person's shape.
  • Tape the snow person together on the back. You can also punch a hole at the top and bottom and tie the circles together with ribbon or yarn, so it dangles when you hold it up.
  • Let the kids add details to the snow person's face using colored markers, or provide large wiggly eyes and felt or construction paper cut-outs for the nose, mouth and hat.
  • For added fun, let the kids glue cotton balls all over the snow person.
  • Hang up the snow person, give it a name and let the kids have fun with their new friends.

Learning Skills

Fine motor development
Social interaction
Cognitive/thinking skills
Creativity and imagination
Self/body awareness