With Winter break around the corner, here are 10 + Snowman ideas for you with kids to jump into the fun quickly. (No snow required)
The saying goes: “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” Getting outside and moving is the best way to enjoy the long months of northern living. Here are 10 + Snowmen that you can make indoors after outdoor play (or without ever stepping outside, if you live in an area without snow.) I think northern living and snow can be quite magical so I hope that you enjoy these 10 + Snowman wherever you live. Hop below to explore.
Handpainted Snowman Candle | PIN PONG BALL Snowman Night Lights | Snowman Garland by pysselbolaget |
BALLERINA SNOWMAN BALLON GARLAND | SNOW MAN ORNAMENT WITH TEMPLATE | SHADOW PUPPET COOKIE If you’d like to see more Sweden, click HERE.
I love projects like these to have in my back pocket. As a mother of 3 active and creative kids these are kid-tested and approved. I’ve also included some very simple printables that come in handy if you’re looking for a simple, simple winter project to tie into a book, for example. I’ve created many of my printables for ESL classes that I’ve taught which I’ve used with books; to explore seasons along with shapes and colors.
Snowmen are also a wonderful way to explore another area of the world. Raising kids in Sweden means snowmen and outdoor play 365 days of the year. The floral artwork that I’ve shared above is a part of a conversation that I’ve shared recently on Instagram about the year my daughter had a BALLERINA Snowman Birthday Party. Below, you can find the, Ballerina Snowman Balloons, but, I’ve otherwise, I haven’t shared that party. You can find a few party tidbits HERE (Secret Agent Spy Party)and HERE (Ice Skating Party)
What’s happening at Willowday?
With Spring around the corner, I’m working hard on Spring and Summer projects, new and commission illustrations projects. I’ve softly released my book, ABC FLOWER SAFARI (here), This is a project that I wanted to gift to kids based on my own experience of barefoot walks with my own kids; picking flowers and imagining while learning. It’s the easiest way to have fun with your kids while playfully teaching — in fact, I see that when kids learn through play and creativity, the only name I have for it is, happy.
Throughout the Spring, I’ve looking forward to sharing many projects that are tied to this for you. These projects will be both from me; but, I’ve also invited in several others and look forward to sharing these, too.
I was motivated to create this project because I want every child to be able to learn through engaging in the beauty around them and to give parents this easy way to connect, play, while also having giving their kids access to their first ABCs, animals and colors (and flowers). Every time I send a book out and hear back from you, it makes my heart leap | ABC Flower Safari | HERE