Felt Snowman Matching Activity for Preschool
A felt snowman provides a simple match-up game on the flannel board for toddlers and preschoolers. This felt snowman activity is hands-on fun for early learners. Add a snowman matching game to your winter theme.
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Brrrrr! The felt snowman needs a hat and mittens to stay warm this winter!
Your preschooler can help find just the right accessories for the snowman to wear.
This simple felt board activity provides lots of learning through play: matching; counting; naming colors.
It's perfect for indoor play when winter weather doesn't allow you to build a snowman outside!
- Grab one or more of the game ideas for a felt snowman at the end of the post!
Related: Build a Snowman STEM Indoor Play
Matching mittens on the felt board
- 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, scissors, and glue.
Purchase felt online (#ad) or look for it in your local craft store.
Instructions for making felt cutouts
1. Use the image as a guide for drawing the snowman, hats and mittens.
The designs do not have to be exactly the same as these. Once you have drawn a hat pattern and a mitten pattern, cut out the patterns to use as templates.
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, arms
- matching sets of hats and mittens in different colors
Add a scarf or boots or other accessories if preferred.
2. 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.
3. Add the facial features and buttons to the snowman.
Add these details with permanent marker or glue felt pieces onto the snowman.
Felt board games with a snowman cutout
Place a hat on the snowman. Can you find the matching mittens? Kids can take turns placing a hat on the snowman so their friends can find the matching mittens.
Place all the hats in a small paper bag. Your child can reach in, without looking, to remove a hat and place it on the snowman, then find the matching mittens on the flannel board.
Small Group Mitten Match
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.
Mixed Up Mittens Game
Put all the mittens in one 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.
Whew! The snowman is not so chilly with his colorful hat and mittens in place!
Have fun helping the snowman find his matching mittens.
Visit our Snow and Snowmen Pinterest board for more fun snowman activities.
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