Preview: Let the kids build a snowman (minus the risk of frostbite!) with this easy snowman activity tray!
Do you want to build a snowman?
Sorry, I couldn’t resist! ?
I came up with this activity one evening when Elf on the Shelf got into the doll clothes and dressed up as Anna (from Frozen). He left a note that said ” do you wanna build a snowman” and this snowman activity tray of materials for building one!
This is a great activity to build fine motor skills (using small muscles that help with tasks such as pencil grip). It also allows for unlimited creativity and sensory play. I also love that they can build a snowman without having to wait for snow!
Snowman Activity Play-Doh Tray
Here’s what you need:
- A few cans of white play doh
- Pipe cleaners (orange for nose and black/brown for arms)
- Beads or buttons
- Ribbons (for scarf)
- Cupcake tray (or any tray for organizing)
This is a suggested list of items we used but add anything you have around the house that might make a great nose, scarf, hat… whatever sparks their imagination!
Now roll up some Play-doh balls (or decorate it right out of the can like my daughter did!) and have some winter fun! Have a contest for who can build the tallest snowman, the most fashionable snowman, the silliest, etc.
Let imaginations flurry into winter fun! Here are a few of our creations:
I love any excuse to play with my kids, don’t you? This is such a fun Mommy & Me activity or just some busy-fun while mom works from home or throws apple barbecue pork and baked zucchini in the oven for dinner.