These snowman sensory play ideas can be explored any time of year – winter or summer. When it’s super cold out and there is real snow on the ground, I’d rather play with these activities indoors!
Snowman Sensory Play Supplies
Collect these supplies for the activities that follow:
clear chunky gems
silver snowflake confetti, bead garland strips, and balls
white pom poms
orange beads, pom poms and pipe cleaner pieces
black buttons and beads
snowmen buttons, ice cubes, and bottles
Snowman Sensory Tray
The materials are sprinkled on a white rice base in a square metal tray. The snowmen bottles are the find I was most excited about.
An easy alternative to themed bottles is to draw snowmen faces on clear cups with black and orange permanent markers. Design some extra faces for snack cups…a dandy idea featured on a post from passionforsavings.com.
Funnels, dessert cups, large white pom poms, and snowmen erasers would also make great additions.
Ten Frame Activities
Ten frame activities are perfect for this snowman sensory tray. The frame makes it easy to introduce counting and adding challenges.
Include this ten frame printable (downloadable below) in the center and have your child find …
seven snowmen buttons
five ice cube snowmen
six orange beads and four black beads
five black parts and five orange parts
ten objects of any kind
An egg carton with two sections trimmed off transforms into a ten frame. A bonus is that the cups easily contain the supplies.
Snowman Themed Sensory Tube
Extend play possibilities by adding these snowman themed materials to a sensory tube. You can get by with less of each supply, and variety is always nice!
You can never go wrong with a snowman theme, for any age! I hope these snowman sensory play activities enhance your child’s hands-on learning opportunities with this beloved topic.
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© Annette Kaminsky