Inside: Quick and easy snowman idea. Build fine motor strength and inspire creativity with this indoor game for kids!
It’s officially snowman season – and I’ve got an incredible idea for indoor play!
Sure, building a snowman outside is fun.
But building a home for the snowman is fantastic. – especially for those of us dreaming of snowfall.
This winter, I highly suggest you build a quick and easy marshmallow snowman and send your preschooler off to make him some snowy shelter. It’s nothing but wintery magic.
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Let’s get this snowman indoors for some simple play!
When it comes to the best toys for kids, we want toys that are open-ended and prompt ideas.
Primarily, we are using toys to inspire creativity and extend thinking outside the box.
We do this a lot with Breakfast Invitations. Setting up a simple invitation to play will start your preschooler off in no time!
We also do this when we invite our preschoolers to play indoor games such as:
Indoor winter activities can be fun and keep everything afloat as we patiently wait for things to heat up.
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How do you make a snowman without snow?
The answer is simple: marshmallows!
To assemble the marshmallow snowman, I used:
small chocolate chips
dried mango for the nose
black licorice for the hat
This edible snowman made a fantastic post invitation treat that was talked about for days!
I placed him in front fo the white Legos prior to inviting my four-year-old to play.
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How do you make this snowman play prompt?
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You need ONE supply to make this snowman activity come alive! For us, I dug deep into our Lego drawer and grabbed a handful of white ones.
Invite your preschooler to engage in snowman’s story.
Can you help this snowman? He needs a home!
I invited my preschooler to join in and get started.
I watched my four-year-old carefully craft the perfect home for his snowman. He spent time on details like where the snowman can enter his home and how he can stay cold inside.
When he finished, he was able to eat the snowman as a fun treat.
PRO TIP: Don’t tell your preschooler the eating part until they dived deep into play. Too soon may lead to very short engagement with anticipation!
Next, you can add your snowman to hot chocolate with this idea from It’s Always Autumn!
When will you make your snowman activity?