A play dough invitation can unlock so much creativity in kids. We love sharing new play dough activities to go along with our early learning themes. This snowman play dough invitation is terrific for a snowman theme or winter activities with preschoolers.
FIND EVEN MORE SNOWMAN THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE LESSON PLANS
FOR HOME PRESCHOOL AND PRESCHOOL CLASSROOMS.
To get a pretty white play dough we used the white play dough recipe from The Imagination Tree. We added a bunch of white glitter to make it super sparkly.
To create the invitation to play I set out the play dough with some loose parts that I grabbed from our craft supply. Use what you have if possible! We chose:
- A mixture of rhinestones
- Heart beads
- Colorful buttons from CraftProjectIdeas.com
- Chenille stems
- Straw bits
- Wooden beads
- Googly eyes
- Pony beads
When possible I like to tie in some reading to get kids thinking about our learning activity. These books would go along great with this snowman play dough invitation.
Kids won’t need a lot of direction. That’s the beauty of invitations to play! Let them get started and watch. Chat a little along the way if your kids seem interested in telling you about what they are creating.
Kids often approach play dough invitations differently. Some kids will roll the dough into balls. Others may create flat snowman. Welcome any creations!
Remember that play dough isn’t just for little ones. Older kids will likely add additional features like this chenille stem hat, and create their own unique stories and pretend play to go along with their creations.
To extend this play dough invitation even more, grab our free printable snowman shape mats and incorporate some early math skills.
See it in action
See this play dough invitation and our free printable snowman shape mats in action.
MORE SNOWMAN FUN WITH PRINTABLE SNOWMAN THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Measure the Snowman Activity
2) Roll a Snowman Game
3) A to Z Build a Snowman Activity (focusing on uppercase, lowercase, and beginning sounds)
4) Snowman Pattern Cards
5) Roll and Cover Snowman Math Game Boards (focusing on counting sets and number recognition for numbers 1 to 12)
6) 1-20 Snowman Counting Mats
7) My Snowman Emergent Reader
8) 0-35 Snowman Counting and Calendar Number Cards
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Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.