Teaching Heart's
Smart Snowmen!

Snowman Theme Unit With Ideas, Lessons, and Printables!!

Welcome to Teaching Heart's Smart Snowmen
theme page for teachers and parents! Come on in and start rolling
a snowball for your snowman! You also might roll up an idea or
two for your winter teaching units and lessons. Have fun and please no snowball

Update on Dec. 2013 Jan. 2014


Snowman Snacks...

Melting snowman cookie.  It was super easy…
mainly because I was lazy and bought the ready made dough in the refrigerated section. 
 Even better – it only made 24.  Exactly what I needed and none for me to taste!  ;)
I just pressed the dough into circles and cooked it up!

As the cookies were cooling, I made the snowman head with the large marshmallows. 
I used an
edible pen to make the eyes, mouth, and arms. 
My favorite brand is
here at this link!  For the nose I put a tiny bit of orange wilton cookie icing on a plate.   
I dipped a toothpick in the icing and added it to the marshmallow with the toothpick.



After the cookies cooled, I added the store bought cookie icing in white.  Click here to see the icing I used!
Before the white dried, I added the Marshmallow head.  Once the white dried, I added the arms using the edible marker!


I love how easy these were and how cute they look!

Make some snow to start the unit off!

For some science fun… make snow!  Have you seen this stuff???
It’s Insta-Snow!!!  You can get it
here on Amazon!
“Insta-Snow is an amazing powder that turns ordinary water into a white fluffy substance that looks like real snow.
Just add a little water and watch the white powder expand immediately. It makes approximately two gallons of faux snow. Use the activity guide to learn the science behind the erupting snow.”

I put a little scoop in each students hand.  I then added water.  It is so fun to see how excited they get when the snow GROWS! 
Then we took the snow we made an put it in a zip-loc to take home and add more water too!

I thought this sensory table turned out super cute.  The kids had a blast looking for the snowman pieces mixed in with the water beads.
Snowman Sensory Table






I used ping pong balls from the dollar store to make the snowman heads.  
Just used an orange and black marker to draw the face,
The hats were foam paper hats that I cut out. 
They held up well in the water beads.  They also hunted for black buttons. 
I added small white crystal formed beads that were a challenge to find.
Each kiddo spent a good 15 minutes enjoying the table and finding the items in the bin.


Snow Printables


Winter Warm Up Packet Files

Click here to learn more about the above 2 files!!!

Other Printables

Winter Printables

Winter Word Search (John's)

Dress the Snowpeople (Bry-Back)

Winter Word Search (abcteach)

Snow Similes compare two things using the words like or as (abcteach)

Snowman, Snowman Book

Snowman Gingerbread Friends Packet


Snowman Crafts!



I am working on creating another Preschool and Kindergarten pack… 
This time – Snowman FUN!!!  I hope to be able to get it in my store by the end of the month so you can use it in January!!!

Michael’s had the plastic bulbs that I used.  I got them when they were 50% off – so about .40 a piece! 
They also have a similar set of 12 on
Amazon if you click here!



We filled him with white basket filler (dollar store).  We added an orange nose and eyes and a mouth with a sharpie!  Easy and cute!


I made the snow dough I made last year and used a set of play-doh mats
(which will be in the
Snowman Learning Fun Packet – click here) . 
You can see my recipe for the
snow-doh by clicking here!




The mats are perfect to use with a snowman and snowflake cookie cutter. 



Four Fingerprint Snowman Craft

(poem template is found in the Snowman Learning Pack - Found here)

Paint childrens fingers white and place print on blue paper. Let paint dry.
Add noses, eyes, mouth, and hats to creat snowmen.



In a Snowglobe Craft.
Printables to make the globe and snowman are in our
Snowman Learning Packet.

I added a picture of the student and we rolled marbles in white paint and onto the globe
to give the snowglobe a winter snowy look!


Follow these links to more snowman crafts.

Teaching Heart
Snowman Soup & More DIY Goodies

Check out the Snowman Candybar Wrapper Printable too:

or check out Snowman Kisses!!!

The printables for the three files can be found here!!!

Snow Poems, Fingerplays, & Songs

Snowman Song:
(Tune:  I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little snowman,
round and fat.
Here are my mittens,
Here is my hat.

When the sun comes out
I melt away.
See you next year
On a snowy day.
~ Author Unknown

The Snowman

Once there was a snowman
Stood outside the door.
Thought he'd like to come inside
And run around the floor.

Thought he'd like to warm himself
By the firelight red,
Thought he'd like to climb
Upon the big white bed.

So he called the North Wind,
"Help me now I pray,
I'm completely frozen
Standing here all day."

So the North Wind came along
And blew him in the door 
Now there's nothing left of him
But a puddle on the floor.
~ Author Unknown

You Are My Snowman
(Tune: You Are My Sunshine)

You are my snowman,
My only snowman.
You make me happy,
On days of gray.
And when the sun's out,
You'll hear us all shout.
Please don't take our snowman away!
~ Author Unknown

I'm a Friendly Snowman
(Tune: "I'm a Little Teapot")

I'm a friendly snowman big and fat
(stretch arms out at sides)
Here is my tummy and here is my hat
(point to tummy and then top of head)
I'm a happy fellow, here's my nose
(Smile and then point to nose)
I'm all snow from my head to my toes
(point to head and then to toes)
I have two bright eyes so I can see
(Point to eyes)
All the snow falling down on me
(flutter fingers downward)
When the weather's cold I'm strong and tall
(stand up tall)
But when it's warm I get very small
(crouch down low)
~Author Unknown

Poor Mr. Snowman

Poor Mr. Snowman
Dressed in white
Standing in the cold wind,
Freezing all night.
I would bring him inside
And make him feel better,
But Mommy says he likes
This chilly weather.
Author Unknown

I like giving the kiddos each a snowman to act out the Snowman Hokey Pokey Song and the Snowman Bunny Fingerplay
(the props in this picture with be in our
snowman fun packet – click here)!!!
snowman fingerplay
You put your snowman up, you put your snowman down,
You put your snowman up and you shake him all around.
You do the snowman pokey and you turn your self around,
Two stomps on the ground.

You put your snowman in front
You put your snowman in back,
You put your snowman in front and you give your knee a whack.
You do the snowman pokey and you turn your self around,
Two stomps on the ground.

You touch your snowman to your head,
You touch your snowman to your toe,
You touch your snowman to your head and you shake it to and fro,
You do the snowman pokey and your turn your self around,
Two stomps on the ground


Snowman Themed Math and Reading Packet for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade!!!

Snowman Themed Math and Literature Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Here is what is found in this set!!!
(click here to order)

Page 5 and 6—Roll a Snowman. Student adds the snowman pieces as they roll.
Page 7—Color a Snowman. Students take turns rolling the dice. First person to color all the parts, wins.
Page 8—Draw a Snowman. Students take turns rolling the dice. First person to draw a snowman, wins.
Page 9, 10, and 11—Snowball game. You will need to provide pom-poms or markers for this game. Directions included.
Page 12 and 13 —Color a Snowman Rhyme Activity that can be done as a class activity or in small groups. Page 14 is an independent review of the activity which can be used as enrichment.
Page 15 to 24—Beginning Sound Center. Students add a snowball with a picture of the given beginning sound.
Page 25 to 28—Snow globe craft template and directions.
Page 29 to 36—Many activities to use with the book, There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed some Snow. Swing trash can template, little book, and dice game.
Page 37 to 41—My two favorite snowman poems/songs with manipulatives to match.
Page 42 to 44—Snow Play dough Mats
Page 45 to 49—Templates to make a large snowman toss. Write letters, numbers, and or sight words on
ping pong balls and have your students say the sounds and toss into the snowman.
Page 50—51—Print these on cardstock. Add a magnet. Place on cookie sheet and have students put the pieces together to make a snowman of their choice.
Page 52 to 53—Handprint craft with poem to attach. Page 54 to 57—Snow Globe Counting Game with a dice. All you need to provide is counters. I suggest mini marshmallows.
Page 58 to 60—2 Color, Trace, and Stamp Sheets. You can use a bingo dauber or a round stamp of your choice.
Page 61 to 62— I used this sheet in a page protector and the students used a dry erase to trace the letters and numbers. They enjoy adding details to the blank snowman.
Page 64—Match and count snowflake cards for your pocket chart.
Page 65 and 66—Roll and graph snowman parts. Dice is provided and record sheet is provided.
Pages 67 to 76—Snowman Glyphs—Two different glyph. One is in craft format. Another is a simple coloring glyph.
There is a class Data sheet to match the first Glyph. Students can look at the displayed graphs to complete the sheet on page 75.
Page 77 to 82—Roll Say Keep Snowman Themed .

(click here to order)

Snow Books With Ideas to Match

Snowman Books

There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

You can order the book at Amazon by clicking here!

For lots of FREE ideas and printables to match this book - click here! 


Good old snow!



Snow Activities


Dry Erase Snowman Sheets. Slip in a sheet protector or in a clear sleeve.
Provide a dry erase marker. Student traces letters, numbers, and draw the parts on the snowman.

Theses are found in our
Snowman Learning Fun Packet - Click Here.

10 snowballs for our snowfriends. This printable game is found in our
Snowman Learning Packet!
Provide marshamallows amd you are set.


Snowman Counting Buttons: Cut ten snowman shapes from construction paper, decorate, and program
with numbers and number words one through ten. 
Supply children with buttons they can place on the snowman according to what number is on the snowman.
Use all of them or just one through five depending on the child's skill level. 
Laminate or cove with clear contact paper to make them last.

Snowman Counting Books:  Staple together six sheets of white paper folded in half to make a simple book. 
number the pages from one to ten, let children stick on the correct number of mini snowman stickers to each page. 
They can decorate the cover too!  Great for small motor skill development!

Do some experiments with snow & water.  Will snow melt in the fridge?  How about the freezer? 
How about in the classroom?  Why?  Why not? 
What temperature does it have to be to keep the snow from melting? 
Place different containers of snow in the different areas and have the children observe them over time. 
You may want to teach them about reading thermometers.  Record your observations and discuss them.

Snowman Glyph: here are the directions for your kids to follow for this wintery glyph!

2 snowballs for girls,
3 for boys

Cut out your color eyes for your snowman

Carrot nose if you like reading best,
celery nose for math

black top hat if winter is your favorite season, winter cap (ski cap) if another season is

1 button if you come to school in a car,
2 buttons if you walk,
3 buttons if you come by bus.

Scarf to the left if you are left handed,
to the right if you are right handed.

Melting Snowfriends
(similar to Hangman)
Select a spelling word, as in hangman. Indicate the number of letters by sketching blanks on the board. Beside the blanks, draw a snowman (or woman) complete with features and accessories. (You want at least ten distinct parts in the snowperson--body, eyes, nose, mouth, buttons, hat, scarf, etc.) Let students take turns guessing letters. When students guess a letter not used in the word, erase one part of the snowperson. Continue to play until a student guesses the word or the snowperson has been completely erased.

For variation, create a list of sentences using students' vocabulary words. Write one sentence on the board, leaving a blank where the vocabulary word should go. Sketch a snowperson above the sentence. Let students guess which word best completes the sentence. If an incorrect word is guessed, erase one part of the snowperson. See how many sentences students can complete before the snowperson melts away.

Here is a picture of part of a reproducible book from pur CDROM. You may try to make your own or
click here to learn about the CDROM.

Each page in the book has a snowman in it. The student choses a color to write in the blank and then colors that part of the snowman.

I like your _______ hat.

I like your ________ scarf.

I like your ________ nose.

I like your _______ eyes.

and so on...

Here is a center idea. The reproducibles seen in this picture are from our CDROM. Click to learn more.

You could make cutouts of snowmen. Program one with a contraction and the other with the two words the contraction makes. The student matches the two.

Here is a cute writing activity. The students pick a winter word and write a cinquain about the word. They type up their finished product. Print it and place it on a doylie. Then have the students make a snowman. The poem goes on the belly.

I got one of these ball boards at Oriental Trading. I use it in many different ways during the winter months.

I place point values on the rings.
Inner red ring = 50 points
Inner green ring = 40 points
Outer red ring = 30 points
Outer green ring = 15 points

Spelling - we break off in two teams and form two lines.
One person from each team stands at the front of the room. Those two people are given a word. Then they start spelling the word together.
For example, the word is snow. One student from each team is up front. Team 1 student says /s/. Team 2 student says /n/. Team 1 student says /o/. Team 2 student says /w/. Team 1 student gets to throw a ball at the target. Then their score is recorder on the board. The two players get to go to the back of their lines and the next two come up front and repeat with a new word. If one of the students was to say the wrong letter. The other team wins the throw. If you have played sparkel - this is very similar.

Math - Each student in the class throws a ball. We graph the colors they land on.

Math - Each stundent throws the ball twice and adds up their two throws.

Snow Person Glyph
This glyph come from the book :

Super Graphs, Venns, & Glyphs : Hundreds of Great Data Collecting Activities to Build Real-Life Math Skills. I have modified it a bit.

Have students cut three snowballs to make a snowman. Then have them decorate their snowman as follows.

Head gear
Ear Muffs - I am a girl
Hat - I am a boy

On a cold day, I'd rather...
dotted mouth - drink hot chocolate
regular smile - drink eggnog
frown - eat soup

mittens - I love to play in the snow
gloves - I'd rather stay inside

In winter, I'd rather...
purple = go sledding
red = build snowmen
blue = throw snowballs

When it snows, it's best when school...
Triangle = is closed
circle = is delayed
square = closes early

Winter is...
Solid color = my favorite season
multi colored = not my favorite season

Here are 2 more glyph Activities - You can get printables by clicking here!

snowman glyph craft snowman glyph

Making Words Lesson #1 - Use the Word Winter to make

in win tin ten net tie tire twin wire went wine twine write and winter

Making Words Lesson #2 - Use the Word snowman to make

am an man Sam saw was won now own snow swan swam women snowman

Have the students sort sn-, sw-, -am, -an, own

If you are not familiar with Making Words Lessons please see the book below.


Snowman on stick

DLTK has some great
craft ideas!

Color, cut, and glue to make this easy
snowman craft!

Paper Plate
Snowman Patterns

Look at this

Try Deforsty the Snowman from
Family Fun!

Taste of Home has a recipe for
Cauliflower Snowman

Ready for a clasroom party filled with snowman games?

Above is a cute laundry basket made into a snowman.
The students try to throw a snowball (Styrofoam ball) into the snowman from various lengths away to score a point!
I just printed out a snowman pattern I made. You can click
here and here to download the hat, note, eyes, and mouth. Then I laminated it. After that I hot glued it to the white laundry basket (dollar store). Yippeeee…. a fun Snowman game.

Come see my guest post over at the Organized Classroom Blog for more great party ideas. Click here!


I made this cute little snowman game below.  I used a dollar store hamper.  The kids had a blast throwing Styrofoam balls in his mouth.  It was a hit!
  (Printables for that will be in the Snowman Learning Fun Pack –
Click Here!)
You could use these as a learning game as well!  Students answer a question and if they answer correctly they get a chance to make a shot.  They get a point if they make the shot.  This is also great for a winter classroom party. 
I made a similar one
here – it is free to download! 


Roll a Snowman Scene

Here's a roll a winter scene dice game. (Remember the fall free one here)! All you need to do is print one playing card per child and a set of playing pieces per child. Cut out the playing pieces or have the children cut them. Each child takes turns rolling the dice and putting the correct picture on the scene. When all the pictures are on their scene, they win. Then let them glue the pictures onto their page to take home. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!!!

The student must roll and draw the pieces on to the snowman.
The snowman needs a hat, scarf, broom, eyes, nose, and a mouth. Once he has all that, you win!

Click here for the Snowman.

Below is another free version of roll the snowman. Cut out the pieces below and lay them on top of the snowman.

Roll a Snowman Free to Print!

You can download a preview and a free roll a snowman activity – Click here for the free sheet below!

Amaze your students. Put a little of this powder in their hands, add water, and watch snow appear. It is so neat!


Make Snowcream with your class.

All you need per serving is about 4 cups of snow.
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar (o, let them live a little)
1/2 milk. I used 2% milk.
Let the kiddos Mix it all up and then let them eat it…



Make Ping-Pong Balls into snowman heads. Use them for various activities!




Treat your class to a snowman video.

More Fun Stuff

Various Links
still need more ideas... try...

Let it Snow!
Students will design and create a snowman using a variety of materials, write a paragraph, and create a bulletin board display.

Snowflake Fun - Make finger puppets to illustrate a rhyme.

Ten Little Snowman
Interactive book to use with your class.

The Virtual Vine's Unit

Teaching Heart

Teaching Heart Products!!!

Play the Roll A Snowman Game from http://www.littlegiraffes.com/winter.html

Read There was a Cold Lady and use the ideas found here to match the book!!!

1+1+1 Shares a Super Cute Color By Shape Snowman.
Click here to download!




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