Saturday, 3 November 2012

Snowman - Toddler crafts, activities and resources

Snowmen crafts, activities and resources for toddlers

A snowman craft or activity is perfect for any time during the winter, not just at Christmas. Even if, like me, you live in an area that doesn't receive much snow, and even then rarely over Christmas, children can still join in the fun by making some pretend snowmen to use as Christmas or Winter decorations, or trying out some other brilliant snowman crafts.

Snowman crafts

I love footprint crafts, because they also act as a lovely memento. This footprint snowman is really sweet.

These little felt snowman decorations might be too complicated for a toddler to sew, but they could help stick the face and buttons on and they would make lovely gifts.

You can't beat toilet roll tubes when it comes to crafting, and I love the way that this toilet roll tube snowman is so simple, yet still realistic!

Snowman activities

Obviously the best snowman activity is to get out in the snow and build an actual snowman. If you live in an area where you can expect some snow, a fun idea is to put together a snowman kit. Then you will have everything that you might need right there as soon as it snows!

With a bit of preparation, you can make a felt snowman set for your toddler. Cut a background and some shapes to decorate him from felt and let your toddler decide where the pieces should go. This activity is great for teaching a small child about body parts.

Snowman books

The Snowman by Raymond Briggs - Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without The Snowman, every household should own a copy of this classic book!

That's Not My Snowman - These textured books are great, even for babies.

The Very Smiley Snowman - A lovely pop-up snowman book.

Jolly Snowman (Puppet Book) - This book has a puppet snowman to help you tell the story.

Snowman toys

Snowman Bean Toy for Newborn - A gorgeous soft little snowman, based upon the snowman in the book by Raymond Briggs.

Snowman Stocking for Newborn - Lovely little Christmas stocking.

Soft Leather Baby Shoes Snowman - Really sweet little shoes with a snowman on the front.

Melissa & Doug Snowman Stacker - I love simple, classic wooden toys, and this little snowman is really sweet.

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