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Winter Preschool Activities: Melted Snowman Painting

Winter Preschool Activities: Melted Snowman Painting

Welcome back to another week of Playful Preschool where a group of preschool bloggers come together to share different subjects for preschool lesson plans based on one theme. J has a slight obsession with snowmen right now courtesy of Frozen and Olaf. Today we will be doing some snowman colour preschool activities.

Who can resist playing in snow? How about a fun winter preschool activity that involves paint? This melted snowman painting looks like a blast.

What You Need

  • snow
  • black beans or beads for the eyes (optional)
  • small pieces of carrot for the nose (optional)
  • twigs or spaghetti for the body (optional)
  • styrofoam cups (6)
  • paint (red, yellow, blue)
  • paint brushes
  • paper or canvas for painting

Who can resist playing in snow? How about a fun winter preschool activity that involves paint? This melted snowman painting looks like a blast.

Directions

1) Add 1/4 cup of snow to each cup to 3 cups.

2) Add 2 black beans or beads to each cup as well as 1 small piece of carrot and a few broken pieces of spaghetti.

3) In the first cup, add red paint. Do the same for 2 other cups and the colours blue and yellow.

4) Mix the snow and paint together and allow your preschooler to start painting.

5) Halfway through the activity, ask them if they would like to paint with another colour- purple.

6) Mix some of the red melted snowman and the blue melted snowman together in one of the empty cups.

7) You can also make green as well as orange snowmen.

 

If your preschooler does not want the activity to end you can start to explore shades of the primary colours as well as tertiary colours. You can make a pink melted snowman (red and white mixed together).

Books to use in the Winter Season

 

The Biggest Snowman EverThe Biggest Snowman EverThe MittenThe MittenWinter Wonderland (Picture the Seasons)Winter Wonderland (Picture the Seasons)Winter (Seasons)Winter (Seasons)Animals in Winter (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science)Animals in Winter (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)Winter: A Pop-up Book (Seasons Pop-up)Winter: A Pop-up Book (Seasons Pop-up)The Itsy Bitsy SnowmanThe Itsy Bitsy Snowman

Winter Games and More to Consider

 

Wild Republic Polar in Nature TubeWild Republic Polar in Nature TubeSafari Ltd Arctic TOOB With 10 Fun Figurines, Including A Harp Seal, Husky, Caribou, Arctic Rabbit, Killer Whale, Walrus, Arctic Fox, Beluga Whale, Igloo, And Polar Bear – For Ages 3 and UpSafari Ltd Arctic TOOB With 10 Fun Figurines, Including A Harp Seal, Husky, Caribou, Arctic Rabbit, Killer Whale, Walrus, Arctic Fox, Beluga Whale, Igloo, And Polar Bear – For Ages 3 and Up24 Pcs Arctic Animals Stampers for Kids24 Pcs Arctic Animals Stampers for KidsLEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy ShopLEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy ShopLEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train 10254 Construction SetLEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train 10254 Construction Set

Snowman Mitten Match Alphabet Activity by Growing Book by Book

Snowman Vocabulary Activities for Preschool by The Educators’ Spin On It

Snowman Math Activities for Preschool:

Snowman Peg and Count by Rainy Day Mum

Snowman Sensory and Creative Exploration Activities for Preschool:

Melted Snowman Painting by Learning 2 Walk
Build a Snowman Indoors by Mom Inspired Life
Baked Cotton Ball Snowman Craft by Still Playing School
Build a Snowman Creativity Prompt by Raising Lifelong Learners

Snowman Snack Ideas:

Do you wanna Build a Snowman,Treat! by Tiny Tots Adventures
Snowman Snack Ideas by Fun-A-Day

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Friday 27th of November 2015

What a fun idea to paint with SNOW! My daughter would love this one! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!

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Evelyne

Thursday 29th of January 2015

Love bringing the elements indoors! Thanks for sharing with the Frugal Family! Evelyne