Inside: Need a simple yet fun snowman project, that is winter-themed to make with a group of children? This is perfect for teachers, homeschoolers, and room parents who need winter-themed ideas for classroom parties.
I was tasked with creating a holiday party for my children’s entire school.
Instead of each room parent creating very different parties, our PTA throws the party. So one parent…me… has to design a winter-themed party that’s suitable for the younger grades and another one for the older grades.
Nothing too Christmasy was allowed because our student population is extremely diverse. Which is fantastic.
So we needed winter, snowmen, and snowballs.
I needed something fun, unique, low cost, low prep, and low mess.
I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so I created it.
This Snowman glyph craft is perfect for homeschoolers, teachers, and room parents who need a winter-themed class activity.
A glyph is made out of smaller pictures that tell a story, similar to hieroglyphics.
It is a following directions activity that is simple enough for a Kindergartener, but fun enough for fifth graders.
And there is no right or wrong way to create this snowman craft because kids are answering about themselves.
The kids already know all the answers to the questions in this snowman activity because it’s all about them!
Snowman Glyph Art Supplies Needed :
1. Print out the blank snowman template and print it on paper or cardstock. You need one for each student (download below).
2.Print out the glyph chart instructions. You only need one you read off, or you can print out one for each student/ group if they’re older and can read independently.
3. As an added bonus, print out this fun Name Your Snowman Chart.
4. Crayons or markers
Snowman Project Instructions:
1. After each child has their snowman with their name on it at the top using the Name Your Snowman Chart, explain how a glyph works.
You will read off the first part, and instead of answering out loud, they will show their answer by the way they draw on the snowman.
2. Read the first glyph for the snowman’s eyes.
If they have no siblings, their snowman will have green eyes. If they have 1 sibling, their snowman will have brown eyes. If they have 2 or more siblings, their snowman will have blue eyes. (This child has two or more siblings because their snowman has blue eyes).
3. Continue through each of the snowman’s body parts until they finish with the background. Remind students there is no right or wrong answer…this snowman will be a little glimpse into who they are and what they like.
4. With help, the kids can determine the name of their snowman using their own first names and the month they were born. They can then write their snowman’s name on the line provided or an adult can write it for them.
The best part about these glyph snowmen is that no two will ever be the same. And you get to learn a little more about each child as they complete their art project.
You can hang up these snowmen up without student names on the front and let students guess using the Glyph Chart who’s snowman is who’s.