We have been on a roll here (pun intended!) making snowmen.  They are easy, fun and can be done so many ways!  This particular snowman works on those important scissor cutting skills (curves in particular) and sequencing.  You can also work on on-to-one counting by having your child count out buttons before and after he/she glues them on the snowman.

Here's a little rhyme to do before you get started:


Chubby Little Snowman
A classic rhyme

A chubby little snowman              Open arms wide.
Had a carrot nose.                       Point to nose.
Along came a bunny                    Hold up two fingers to make a bunny.
And what do you suppose?          Hold up bent arms on either side.


That hungry little bunny                Hold up two fingers to make a bunny.       
Looking for his lunch                    Make bunny look around.                   
Ate that little snowman's nose      Pretend to grab nose. 
Nibble, nibble, crunch.                  Pretend bunny is eating.

I even got out a felt snowman out for the girls for them to point to the carrot nose.  Sweet Girl took it a step further by getting out a little bunny toy and acting out the rhyme.  
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Pattern we used
Cut and Decorate Snowman

Supplies Needed:  snowman pattern (I got this one from a book called Little Kids Can...Cut!,  but any pattern with a thick outline would do), scissors, construction paper, buttons, fabric scrap for scarf, markers/crayons, glue stick

What to do:

  1. Have your child cut out the snowman pattern.  (I helped some with the hat.)  Remember:  Encourage cutting close to the lines, but the circles do not have to be perfect!  It's all about introducing cutting curves.  
  2. Let your child arrange circles from smallest to biggest on a piece of construction paper and glue in place.
  3. Have your child count out how many buttons he/she wants to use on the snowman and glue in place.
  4. Let your child color/embellish the snowman.
  5. Introduce him (or her) to all of your other snowmen!

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Sweet Girl even gave her snowman a belt!





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