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How to Build Language with 3 Easy Snowman Activities

3 Quick and Easy Snowman activities for speech therapy. Pre-cut pieces for a snowman paper craft- colorful scarfs, a black hat and a triangle carrot nose.


Try these 3 snowman craft activities and snowman game for winter language-building.

Children love snowmen. Even my preschoolers who have never seen snow are fascinated with the idea of snowmen. Who can blame them? There is something magical about snow that changes the world to a fresh white canvas and can be rolled into gigantic balls by mitten-covered children. Build a snowman and you have a new friend in your yard that is uniquely yours, even if he or she is temporary.

So why not use this naturally engaging snowman theme to elicit all kinds of language and articulation practice too?


These snowman activities were created for three sessions of my large-group intensive preschool program, but are also terrific for in-class or small groups. 

Are these just snowman crafts for preschoolers and too simple for older children? Nope! My bigger kiddos begged to play the game and were completely enthusiastic about the crafts.

On the first day, we read Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright.

In this adorable book, Sneezy makes some ill-considered choices and melts several times. You would think he would avoid hot chocolate and campfires. Silly Sneezy!

After the story, we made melted snowmen.

 Easy Snowman Activities for Speech Therapy: Crafts and Game
Didn’t these turn out cute?

You’ll need construction paper, paint, a brush, scissors, glue, and wiggle eyes (or cut-out circles)

1. Cut out the snowman parts.
For my preschoolers, we pre-cut these. Older children will love cutting out a hat, scarf, carrot nose, and even arms by themselves. For extra fun, you can use twigs for arms. You can use wiggle eyes, or hole-punched black circles work well too. (My kids absolutely love using my 3-hole puncher!)


Language Targets:
Vocabulary:  Talk about snowman vocabulary as you talk about each piece. What do you put on a snowman?  Maybe a hat, scarf, carrot nose, eyes, sticks, arms, buttons, and mittens or gloves.

Categories: Have the children tell which items are clothing. What about the carrot? Can you think of other vegetables that would make funny noses? What can you use for eyes and buttons? Which parts do you find outside in nature?

2. Next, paint a swirly snow puddle on blue construction paper.
Paint this in the middle, rather than going edge to edge.

Talk about how snowmen are cold and frozen until they melt.

More Language Targets:
Vocabulary: paint, brush, swirl, puddle

Things that are white. Snow is white. Can you think of other white things? (milk, teeth, polar bears, sheep, paper, glue, moon)

Things that are frozen and can melt. (ice cream, ice cubes, icicles, ice pops).
Why do they melt?

Verbs and object function: melt, paint, dip, brush, spread What do you do with a brush?

Regular Past-Tense Verbs: How did you make the snow? (painted)

Position Concept: Middle. Show me the middle of your paper. Show me the middle of the puddle.

3. Finally,  add your snowman parts, scarf, and hat on top of the white paint. A dab of white glue will help ensure they don’t fall off!

 Easy Snowman Activities for Speech Therapy: Crafts and Game

On Day 2 We read Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehler

Snowmen at Night is another one of my favorite winter stories for speech therapy. The snowmen come alive at night and slide off their lawns and down to the park for all kinds of fun snowman games!

Snowman Squares

 Easy Snowman Activities for Speech Therapy: Crafts and Game

After reading the story, we made these cute snowmen, mosaic-style!

You will need construction paper, scissors, a marker, and glue.
1. Have your students cut out white squares or use a paper cutter to cut out the squares ahead of time for young children.
2. Create the snowman’s face by overlapping the squares.
3. Add a carrot nose and snowflake squares.
4. You can draw circles for the eyes and mouth, or use paper circles.


On Day 3 We read Snow Friends by Christina Butler

In this sweet story, Bear wakes up to a beautiful white world and ventures out to play. The problem is, Bear is all alone. He decides to build a snowman to be his friend. While he’s rolling the snowballs, he meets two real friends, Otter and Rabbit. They help him cheer up, and then play together all day.

After the story, we created these easy snowmen.

Paper Plate Snowmen

 Easy Snowman Activities for Speech Therapy: Crafts and Game


This craft is super simple and easy for your youngest students.  Again, pre-cut a few simple parts for young children, or have your older students cut their own pieces. Offer several colors and let them choose!

1. Cut the top off the paper plates.
2. Cut out the hats and noses, then use a marker to add a “hat band” as shown.
3. We used our school die-cut machine to cut out circles for the eyes and mouth, plus shapes for hat decorations.
4. Grab some glue and let the children create!

Tip: If you don’t have access to a die-cut machine, you can cut out several shapes at once by folding your paper into quarters before drawing the shapes,

Language Targets:
You can easily target all the language targets above. In addition, this craft lends itself to talking about:

Same and Different: When the projects are finished, have children describe how their snowmen are the same as the others, and how they are different.

Story retell: Have the children retell how their snowman was made, step by step. Older children can write it out.
Sequencing and ordinal concepts: What did you do first, then, last?

This snowman game will be a huge hit!

 Easy Snowman Activities for Speech Therapy: Crafts and Game
We had a “blast” with this fun snowman game in speech.
You’ll need: a box, a plastic cup, a craft knife, glue, construction paper, cotton balls or white pom-poms, and an empty squeeze bottle.
1. Trace the large end of the cup about 2 inches from the lower bottom of the box.
2. Cut a hole for the cup and insert it.
3. Make a snowman face from construction paper on the bottom of the box, and cut over the cup for the mouth.
4. Add eyes, a nose, and a hat.
5. Cut out a red tongue about a foot long and laminate it to make it slippery.
6. Glue one end of the tongue to the cup and drape the rest down on the table. You’re ready!

To Play:

After your students answer a question or say their words, give them a “snowball” to place on the tongue. Aim with the squeeze bottle and blow the snowball into his mouth. Fun!

These snowman activities are just right for targeting articulation too.

You can easily practice both syllables and /sn/ blends with these activities, so they’re perfect for mixed groups.  (Sneezy, snowman, snowflake, snip, snow, snowball, sniffle.) When engaged in craft activities, have the children say their word or sentence before they glue each part.

Want done-for-you fun winter speech therapy activities?

Take a peek at these snowman activities on TPT:

Snowmen at Night Speech Therapy Book Companion on TPT.

Winter Articulation Snowman Ply Dough Smash Mats on TpT

You can also find these winter resources right here in my website shop:


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