It’s almost winter, and I’ve got an incredible (and easy!) snowman idea for indoor play!
Sure, building a snowman outside is fun. But let’s face it. We aren’t very likely to have snow here. (sigh) This easy snowman idea invites us to at least pretend we live in a snowy part of the world.
Put, building a home for a snowman is pretty rad.
Add a quick and easy marshmallow snowman and invite your preschooler off to make him some snowy shelter! It’s nothing but wintery magic – even when you don’t have the snow part.
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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 open-ended toys 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. For this, we set up a simple invitation to play. This begins the morning with the intention of creativity and play.
Easy activities such as this snowman home are just like the others listed here:
Indoor winter activities can be fun and keep everything afloat as we patiently wait for things to heat up and spend more time outside.
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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 of the white Legos before inviting my four-year-old to play.
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How do you make this winter fine motor activity?
You need ONE supply to make this winter activity come alive!
For us, I dug deep into our LEGO drawer and grabbed a handful of white ones.
No white LEGOS? You can also make this a colorful house.
Invite your preschooler to engage in the snowman’s story.
You may say, “Can you help this snowman? He needs a home!”
I invited my preschooler to join in and get started.
I oversaw my four-year-old craft the perfect home. 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. This was such a fun winter activity for him that sparked joy in learning through play!
PRO TIP: Don’t tell your preschooler the eating part until they dived deep into play. Too soon may lead to a very short engagement with anticipation!