Snow and Snowman Activities Roundup

If you're stuck inside and need something cool to do, you and your kids are sure to scarf down this flurry of snowman activities!

Brrrrrr! There’s a chill in the air! There’s no better time to snuggle up with a cozy book than when the temps drop, the wind blows, and winter weather ensues. You may be stuck inside, but look no further for something cool to do. We’ve rounded up a flurry  of snowman activities that you and your kids are sure to scarf down.

Snow Day Activities

The Snowy Day and The Mitten make up this brrr-pefect double feature. For snow day lovers of all ages, they capture frosty adventures perfectly. And inspire snow much fun. These sweet read-alouds are perfect for when it’s too cold to play in the snow or there’s no snow.  

These activities help everyone enjoy snowy weather without getting frostbite:

  • This or That gets kids moving while sharing their favorite winter pastimes. Divide the room into two. Let students choose between two activities. Give each thing its own corner of the room for students to move to. They pick an option and move there. They can choose between sledding or skiing, skating or snowboarding, building snowmen or snow forts. Students can explain their choices after each round. 
  • Getting students to play with words is easy with snow phrases. Put students in small groups and give them a piece of paper each. Groups brainstorm as many compound words and two-letter phrases as they can think of that have the word snow in them.
  • Encore is a favorite among older students. Students come up with songs about snow or with the word snow in them. Let each group share a song title. When another group has that song on their list, they say ‘Snow man!’ and check it off. It cannot be shared again. Keep going around until every group has exhausted their list. 

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Snowman Activities Roundup

A favorite childhood activity is making snowmen. In spite of their frosty appearance, snowmen have a fun and loveable vibe. A few of our favorite snowman titles include Sneezy the Snowman, How to Catch a Snowman, and Snowmen at Night. There is so much sweetness and silliness associated with snowmen in these books. 

After reading one of these books, play Snowman Went to Market, a fun indoor game for students. 

This game starts with a student saying, ‘Snowman went to market and bought an apple.’ The next student then says, ‘Snowman went to market and bought a baseball and an apple.’ Continue around the room, each student adding an item that begins with the next letter in the alphabet, and repeating back what others have said. It’s a super fun game for kids of all ages that tests their listening and memory skills. 

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