Make a life-sized snow friend to play with or to hang on the bedroom wall for all to see.
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Three sheets of white construction paper or posterboard for each child
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.
Fine motor development
Creativity and imagination