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Winter is settling in over here. We got our first snow this week, so I figured it was time for some winter learning games. I created this Save the Snowman Winter learning game for my kids. They thought it was pretty fun! Plus, it is totally adaptable for different themes and seasons. (I was originally going to do this for Thanksgiving with a turkey, but just did get it done in time!) (This post is sponsored by Elmer’s. I was given free product and was compensated for my time in writing it.)
How to Make The Snowman Winter Learning Game
To make the game, we first decorated our cup to look like a snowman. I love these Elmer’s glue spots because they make the whole process so simple! You just peel and stick! I even used it for the scarf.
This is where you can make different variations for holidays and seasons! You could do a Thanksgiving Turkey, a Reindeer, a Penguin, a Dog, or anything really! If you don’t want the extra step, leave the cup plain. The decorating part is the hardest part!
Next, decide how you are using the game. We did it with some sight words and also some multiplication problems. You could put alphabet letters, vocabulary words, or anything you need practice with. Write those things on the straws.
(Don’t judge my handwriting! It is hard to write on straws! 😉 )
To play Save the Snowman, lay the straws across the bowl and balance the snowman on top.
Pull out the straws one at a time and take out as many as you can before the snowman falls. Challenge each other to see how many you can pull out before it falls!
Save the Snowman is a great hands-on winter learning game that all the kids will love!
Looking for more holiday learning ideas? Check out my latest book: STEAM Kids Christmas.