Baby, it’s cold outside!

Hello! We’ve been very busy in the past couple of weeks getting up to all sorts of winter themed activities. The children and I have been making our own snow for our sensory play tray, making snowmen that spell out our names, painting wintry scenes, singing songs about snowflakes and making our very own snowmen to take home….. as if that wasn’t enough it actually snowed last weekend too so we all had lots of fun snow play stories to share.

Of all the activities that we did I think the little snowmen were my favourite so that’s the activity I have chosen to share with you all….. may I present to you Snowy and Rosy (names chosen by the children):

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To make your own snowman you will need the following:

  • A toilet roll tube
  • PVA glue
  • A glue spreader
  • Cotton wool balls
  • 2 twigs
  • 5 buttons
  • Orange card
  • Scissors
  • An old baby sized sock
  • Piece of thread

And you need to do the following:

  • Firstly stick both twigs into the sides of the tube to make the arms (I made a little hole in the sides of the tube first to make it a bit easier)
  • Cover the toilet roll tube in PVA glue using the glue spreader
  • Cover the glue with the cotton wool balls until completely covered
  • Stick 2 buttons onto the cotton wool for eyes
  • Using the scissors, cut a carrot shape out of the orange card
  • Stick the carrot shape onto the cotton wool for a nose
  • Stick the remaining 3 buttons down the front of the cotton wool
  • Make the hat by cutting the toe off the sock
  • Cut into the top of the sock (where you have just cut the toe off) to make the fringing
  • Use the thread to pull the fringing together and tie to make the hat shape
  • Put the hat on the top of the toilet tube (you may need to glue this into place)
  • Give your snowman a name and enjoy them all year round

We had a great time making these and what I loved was that they required very little intervention from me. A bit of help with the cutting of the carrot nose and making the fringing for the hat and that was it so the children had a real sense of achievement at the end of the activity and they were very excited about showing their snowmen to their mums and dads.


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