This snowman activity for kids is a fun way to get kids up and moving during those cold winter months!
We hear from many therapists, teachers, and parents that winter is a rough time of year for those who live in colder climates.
While there are tons of fun outdoor winter activities to boost development, there are some winter days that are just too cold to go outside!
Maybe you’re stuck inside at home with kids yelling, running, jumping on couches/beds, and bouncing off the walls. Or maybe you’re in your classroom with indoor recess instead of a chance to get outside on the playground to run and climb and play.
As child development professionals we know how important it is for kids to get the sensory input they need to regulate their minds and bodies. This means that they need frequent and consistent exposure to activities that stimulate the vestibular and proprioceptive systems.
How do we do this? Through movement!
Today, we have a snowman themed activity that would be perfect as a classroom movement break, as a therapy session warm-up activity, or as a way to get kids moving at home! Kids will love these snowman charades, where they’ll get to move their bodies like a snowman!
Snowman Activity for Kids: Snowman Charades
What You’ll Need:
-Snowman Charades Movement Cards (scroll down and fill out the form to get the free download)
What to do:
Print and laminate the cards so they hold up for future use.
Place the cards face down on the floor and have kids choose one card at a time to indicate which snowman movement to try next.
Roll like a snowball:
Lie on your back, tuck your knees into your chest and roll side to side 10 times.
One arm up, one arm down:
Wave to your friends!
Two arms up:
Stand on tiptoes and reach for the falling snowflakes.
Sled down the hill:
Boat pose. Hold for a count of 10.
Clap your mittens:
Clap 10 times to dust off the snow
Stomp your boots:
Stomp 10 times through the snow
Start on your tiptoes with both hands up. Slowly start to bend and sink into a high squat position (hold for a count of 5). Then sink into a low squat position (hold for a count of 5). Then lower to the floor and hug knees into chest (hold for a count of 5). Finally, spread arms and legs out onto the floor.
Roll down the hill:
Keep your body in a straight line and roll 5 times one way and 5 times the other way.
We hope you enjoy this fun snowman activity for kids! If you try it, share pictures or videos with us on Instagram! @insptreehouse
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