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It’s winter.

It’s cold.

I have a toddler.

Needless to say, we’re running out of indoor activities. If you’re having a similar experience, I have a little fun project for you.

Little Man goes to an ECFE music class every week, and this is something the teacher has done a few times and LM thinks it’s awesome, so we decided to re-create it at home and share it with you. Plus this is simple enough a toddler can help make it.

You’ll need:

a brown paper lunch bag, 6 circles in 3 sizes to make 2 snowman figures, and two sets of snowman features, but only 1 nose. You for sure need a face, but the other accessories are up to you. You’ll also need a glue stick. Bonus if you have a little bunny finger puppet, but you can just as easily make little bunny ears with your fingers and use that. (Ours is from the finger puppet set from Ikea, in case you were wondering.)

The assembly is pretty self-explanatory once I show you the little rhyme that goes with it.  Put your hand in the bag and use it as a puppet while you tell the story.

A chubby little snowman had a carrot nose…

Along came a bunny, and what do you suppose?

That hungry little bunny, looking for his lunch…

ate that chubby snowman’s nose…

nibble… nibble…

CRUNCH! (flip the bag over to reveal the noseless snowman when you say “crunch.”)

If you make this with your toddler, you’ll need to be prepared to do it over and over again. And when you can’t take it anymore, if your toddler is anything like Little Man, he will play with the bag, flipping it over saying, “Happy snowman, sad snowman!” over and over. 🙂


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