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We are starting a month-long winter activities unit this week.
The first week of this unit we will be learning about snow. In keeping with that theme while also trying to help my daughter learn her colors, I created a free winter printable activity called Color the Snowman Buttons.
Although my daughter is the one who really needs to work on learning colors, both my children had fun doing this activity.
Note: For more fun ideas to help kids learn their colors, see my Teaching Colors to Kids page.
To do our Color the Snowman Buttons activity, I set out a tray of materials for each kids that included the following:
- pom poms
The goal of this activity is to add colored buttons to the snowman that match the snowman’s hat and scarf. I purposely set out three different materials they could use for color matching – crayons, stickers, and pom poms – to encourage my kids to engage with this activity for as long as possible. Both kids decided to start by making the snowman’s buttons with stickers.
My son then decided to try out the glue and pom poms.
And both kids eventually decided to use the crayons as well.
And when the kids were done adding the colored snowman buttons, I let them go crazy with the materials just to have a bit of fun. This is what they came up with. 🙂
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More winter resources
More snowman posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Snowman crafts to make this winter
- Puffy paint snowman craft
- Plastic bottle snowman craft
- Sticky paper snowman craft
- Cotton ball snowman craft
- Shredded paper snowman craft
- Snowman do-a-dot printables
You’ll find more resources for winter learning and fun on my Winter Activities for Kids page and my Winter Activities for Kids Pinterest board.
Love all the different materials that reinforce color recognition and even fine motor.
Jay @ Learning to play and playing to learn
Such a simple and cute idea, I wouldn’t have thought of it. I tend to stick to one resource at a time. I think I need to splurge a bit more. Looks like fun, I will link back when we do something similar
That is fantastic. My children would love it.
Capri + 3--Theresa
That is a cute idea. Our little ones are learning colors and this is perfect. I pinned it to Tis the Season on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Capriplusthree/tis-the-season/). Thanks for sharing on Artsy Play Wednesday. : 0 )
Thanks for pinning and thanks for hosting Artsy Play Wednesday!
I LOVE the finished product after you let them go crazy. Kids sure do love to glue thing. But seriously this is a great project to teach color and what a great printable you are giving us. Thanks so much for sharing on We Made that!
So true, my kids get excited about any opportunity to use glue!
I LOVE this activity. My oldest loves things like this that are simple, but still teach an obvious skill. Thanks for offering the printable. Those snowmen are too cute.
Oh, what a fun activity!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Two Big Two Little
This looks like a lot of fun and a great way to learn colours. Thanks for linking up to the Kid’s Co-op. I will be featuring this activity in my post this week.
Thanks, I really appreciate it!
What a terrific idea for color recognition as well as fine motor practice! I pinned this and look forward to seeing what you post next week on Monday Kid Corner 🙂
Thanks! Glad you could use it and enjoy it!
Wow, great fun activity. Thanks for sharing.