During the day I work as a speech therapist for preschool and elementary school students. One of the ways to keep students interested and developing language skills is surprisingly crafts. Rarely do I meet a kid who doesn’t love gluing and cutting and making a mess. However, I usually only have 30 minutes with them, therefore quick crafts are a must. As I was perusing Pintrest, I saw this Popsicle snowman. I remember making one of those! This quick craft is an oldie but a goodie. Plus he reminds me of my favorite Nickelodeon character Stick Stickly from back in the day.
How to make “Frosty the Stick Snowman”
You need: Craft Sticks, liquid glue, construction paper, gems or buttons, a marker, scissors
1)Use the scissors to cut the construction paper into a top hat , nose, and scarf.
2) Draw on the eyes and the mouth using a black marker.
3) Glue on the accessories. Gems or buttons can add a snazzier effect to the body.
How can I use Frosty?
- Attach a string to the top of the stick and make an ornament.
- Use as a gift tag. Write the “To” and “From” on the bottom portion of the craft stick.
- Teachers can use this as a turn taking tool. Have each student write their name on the back and stick them all in a jar. When it is time for turn taking activities pull out one snowman to see whose turn it is.
- Use them as a manipulative during circle time songs or stories. They would also be a great counting tool.
- Have your own snowman puppet show! Encourage the children to create their own winter stories and have the snowmen act them out.