Math Snowman Counting Activity

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The other day my 2 year old daughter and I watched Frosty the Snowman, and it inspired me to do a snowman inspired activity with her. There are a ton of snowman inspired learning activities out there! I have wanted to work on numbers and counting with my daughter so I whipped up this cute Snowman Counting Activity.

This snowman math activity is a great way for your kids to work on number recognition, rote counting, one-to-one correspondence and fine motor skills.

Snowman Math Counting Activity

Each snowman top hat has a number on it and your child is to place the matching number of buttons on the snowman. We used buttons but play-dough or pompoms can work just as well.

This simple Snowman Counting Activity is a fun and engaging math game that your kids will enjoy.  For my toddler we used the numbers 1 through 5, but for older children you can go beyond that.  

The materials to create this Snowman Counting Activity are:

  • White cardstock or construction paper to make the snowman’s body
  • Any colour cardstock to for the hats (like these Astrobrights cardstock)
  • Buttons (any colour of your choosing)
  • Markers
  • Scissors
Putting it together:
  1. Draw a snowman on the white cardstock.  I traced 3 different sized plates then count out the snowman shape.
  2. Give the snowman a cute face! Don’t forget the carrot nose! If you like, you can glue your snowman onto another sheet of cardstock like I did.
  3. Draw 5 top hats, cut them out then number them.
Getting started:

Simply place a numbered hat on the snowman then ask your child what number it it.  Then ask her to place the same number of buttons on the snowman to dress him.  The number on the snowman’s hat needs to match the number of buttons on his tummy. 

Although, my daughter can rote count 1 to 10 fairly well, she has difficulty with one-to-one correspondence.  This means that when she counts she sometime skips an object and continues to count, or will count an object more than once.  For this reason, I wanted to focus on the numbers 1 to 5 in this activity.  However, this activity is very flexible and you can adjust if your child is familiar with larger numbers. 

Don’t have time to try this now? Pin it for later! 

Snowman Counting Activity

Have you tried this Snowman Counting Activity?

If you tried out this activity with your kids or students let me know! I would love to hear about it so leave me a comment!  You can also tag me on Instagram @thelittlemomaid or use the hashtag #thelittlemomaid.

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  1. Alanna

    January 11, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Such a teacher!! I love it! Great post as usual!

    1. Yu Lan

      January 13, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you! I am so glad you liked it!

  2. Julie Plagens

    January 13, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    So many learning activities included. Colors, numbers, drawing, and shapes. Great fun for both mom and child.

  3. Shell

    January 13, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    This is such an adorable and cute activity!! I’m always looking for ideas like this to do with my little boy to make learning fun 🙂

  4. sofia mendoza

    January 14, 2018 at 3:30 am

    This is such a cute activity. I’m definitely going to try it with my almost 4 year old. Fun activities make all the difference.

    1. Yu Lan

      January 18, 2018 at 9:24 am

      I hope your little one has fun with this!

  5. magen

    January 15, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I have got to do this with my son. I bet he would love it.

  6. Rakhi

    January 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    This is such a wonderful activity to do along with toddlers and preschoolers

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