Snowman Felt Board Activity for Preschoolers
Felt cutouts of a snowman, and his hat and mittens, promote a simple match-up game on the flannel board. This felt snowman activity can easily be added to your winter theme. The activity inspires hands-on play and learning for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Kids can find a hat with matching mittens for the snowman in this simple felt board activity. This snowman activity is perfect for indoor play when winter weather doesn't allow you to build a snowman outside!
Matching mittens on the felt board
The felt board is a great resource for providing quiet time activities. Kids can enjoy independent play with simple felt cutouts that promote interaction, with little or no instruction.
Matching and sorting with hat and mitten cutouts is a simple way to strengthen cognitive, math and language skills.
The only supplies needed for this activity are felt and scissors. Purchase felt online or look for it in your local craft store.
Instructions for felt cutouts
Use the image above as a guideline for drawing the snowman, hats and mittens. The designs do not have to be exactly the same as these. Once you have a hat pattern and a mitten pattern, cut them out to use as templates.
Place the templates on the felt, then trace and cut out. Sizes and colors of your felt cutouts will vary depending on the felt pieces you have on hand.
Prepare felt cutouts to include the following:
- three white circles in different sizes for the snowman, or one large piece shaped like a snowman
- features for the snowman - eyes, nose, buttons, stick arms
- matching sets of hats and mittens in different colors
Add a scarf or boots or other accessories if preferred.
Draw the features and buttons onto the snowman with permanent marker if preferred, so the activity is limited to matching the hats and mittens.
Instructions for felt board games
- Place a hat on the snowman. Encourage your child to find the matching mittens.
- Place all the hats in a small paper bag. Ask your child to reach in, without looking, to remove a hat and place it on the snowman, then find the matching mittens on the flannel board.
- In a small group, children stand in a circle with hands behind their backs. Place a felt mitten in each child's hand. Children then look at their mittens and move around the group to find the person with the same color mitten as their own. Children place the mittens on the felt board in matching pairs.
- Mix-Up Game: Put all the mittens in a small paper bag. Put the hats in another bag. Each child draws two mittens from one bag and a hat from the other bag. Dress the snowman in the resulting colors..
Have fun helping the snowman find his matching mittens. Be sure to visit our Snow and Snowmen Pinterest board for more fun snowman activities.
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