Inside: Add this cute free printable snowman prop to your circle time. Fun for the winter theme!
Looking for ideas to get toddlers and preschoolers engaged during your winter circle time?
You can make enough so that each child gets their own prop to hold.
Scroll towards the bottom of this page to find the link to the free download!
Cute Printable Snowman Prop for the Winter Circle Time
Props make a world of difference when interacting with toddlers and young preschoolers at circle time.
If you’ve been teaching this age group for awhile, you know what a challenge it can be to keep their attention.
I’ve found that giving them something to hold, something related to the activity, makes a big difference.
Since one of our themes in January includes snowmen, I just had to create some snowmen props.
These can easily be turned into snowman stick puppets that you and your students can hold, whether in the classroom or while virtual teaching.
Assembling the Printable Snowman Prop
What you will need:
- Popsicle sticks or Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Scotch tape
- Printable snowman prop (scroll down to find the link)
- I suggest either printing these on heavy paper or laminating them for extra durability.Make enough copies so that you have one snowman for each student and yourself.Preparation:Cut out the desired amount of snowmen and gather your popsicle or jumbo craft sticks.After cutting them out, tape them to the top of a popsicle stick.
Using the Printable Snowman Props
Hold up one of the snowman sticks and tell the children that they will be getting their own stick to hold.
After giving each child one snowman stick, read a snowman book, recite a rhyme, or sing a snowman song. Make sure you are holding one, too!
While planning my circle times, I look for books, rhymes, and fingerplays.
Here are some ideas:
I’ve found that props are even more important when teaching through a screen.
You can see how I use them in my online video snippets which are on my virtual teaching resource page.
I send my props home in a take-home packet that each child gets every two weeks.
More Snowman Ideas
Playdough: Build a Snowman
Sensory: Pom Pom Snowman Sensory Bin
STEM: Melting Snowmen
Blocks: Snowman Towers
Fine Motor: Snowman Fine Motor Busy Bag
Literacy: ABC Snowmen
Large Motor: Snowman Toss Game
Math: Snowman Button Counting
Looking for song ideas?
Check out my January playlist:
More Circle Time Resources
More Circle Time Props!
Keep your toddlers and preschoolers engaged during circle time with props to favorite songs and rhymes!