Snowman Towers: Build a Snowman

Snowman Towers is an easy winter STEM activity for winter! Super easy to set up and great for babies, toddlers and even preschoolers! The post Snowman Towers: Build a Snowman appeared first on HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME.

Snowman Towers: Build a Snowman

INSIDE: Snowman Towers is a fantastic and easy winter STEM activity for winter! Super easy to set up and great for babies, toddlers and even preschoolers!

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Setting Up Snowman Towers

Setting up this activity is super easy. If you are doing IT with babies or young toddlers, I would avoid using buttons or googley eyes. You can create the faces and buttons on the snowman using a sharpie.

If you are doing this with older toddlers or preschoolers have them create the snowman using buttons, construction paper and googley eyes. I let my toddlers attach the buttons to the make the face and the body using masking tape on the back of the buttons. I also grabbed a few hats and scarves to complete our snowmen! For the nose, I cut out a triangle from orange construction paper. I also gave them large googley eyes for the snowman face. Again they attached all of these items using masking tape.

Once they have created the faces and body of the snowmen, I asked them to build a snowman. At first my toddlers put the heads on the bottom and the body on top. I asked them to think about where their heads were on their body.

Is your head down by your legs or up on your shoulders?

They had a blast building and talking to their snowmen and snow-women. This was such a great idea and simple to clean up. It was also a great way to practice building towers a key problem solving activity.

Snowman Towers – Total Hit

This was a total hit with my toddlers. The best part of building the snowman towers was of course knocking them down again! What toddler doesn’t love that!

My twins are 2.5 year olds

Supplies

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  • Paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls
  • Large Buttons
  • Sharpies
  • Masking tape
  • Orange construction paper
  • Large googley eyes

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Cotton Ball Snowball Names

Cotton Ball Snowball Names is a fun way for your little one to learn and practice their name! This is also an amazing great fine motor! The post Cotton Ball Snowball Names appeared first on HAPPY TODDLER PLAYTIME.

Cotton Ball Snowball Names

INSIDE: Cotton Ball Snowball Names is a fun way for your little one to learn and practice their names in winter! This great fine motor and name recognition activity is a great for toddlers and preschoolers and even kindergartners.

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How to Create Cotton Ball Snowball Names

Grab a piece of cardboard. Use a marker or sharpie to write your little ones name out in large letters. Place your cotton balls into a bowl.

Next invite your toddler or preschooler to use glue to glue the cotton balls down along each letter. Have them trace each letter with the cotton balls. As they glue the cotton balls down review the sound of each letter with them.

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Decorating your Cotton Ball Snowball Name

If this is the first time your little one is using an eye droppers I suggest practicing using them with just water before adding the food colouring.

Once they get the hang of squeezing and letting go to draw the water up the eye dropper you can add the food colouring to the water.

Grab six bowls or glasses and fill them half way with water. Add a few drops of different food colouring into each container. We did all the colours of the rainbow from red to purple.

Invite your child to using the eye droppers to colour the cotton balls or snowballs and create a colourful name!

Containing the Mess

This is indeed a messy activity. The good news is that the cardboard will catch and absorb most of the mess. Make sure to use a piece of cardboard large enough to hold their name with some room on the ends to catch any run off.

Another way to contain the mess is to cover your table in Kraft paper or larger pieces of cardboard to protect it as well. Also dress your child play clothes as the coloured water may stain.

Total Hit

Cotton ball snowball names was such as fun activity that we ended up doing a Christmas Tree and a Menorah versions and a Valentine’s Day version! The best part of the activity was when my daughter figured out that she could reuse the water by sucking it up out of the cotton balls!

Supplies

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  • Cardboard
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Cotton Balls
  • Glue
  • Eye Droppers
  • Food Colouring
  • Bowls or glasses
  • Water

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