January 8, 2013

Roll-A-Snowman game (with printable)

Last weekend, the "cousins" got together for a post Christmas celebration.  I wanted to plan a few little activities for them so they would have fun without too much chaos ( 8 kids between the ages of 2 and 10 can quickly get pretty wild! ) I've seen the idea for this roll-a-snowman game in several places, but none of them were exactly what I wanted.  Thanks to PicMonkey, I was able to make my own version and the kids had fun with it.  (It's available as a free printable at the end of the post)

Check it out...
winter party activities, party ideas, snowman activities

I just printed out 8 copies and gave each child a die to roll and some crayons.  To keep the pace even, I just had them all roll their dice, follow the directions, then wait till everyone else finished.  Then, I'd tell them to roll again, add the feature, and wait a few seconds for everyone to finish again.  If they rolled a number they'd already used, they didn't draw anything for that turn.  (You could also play it so you just keep adding the features, even if you already rolled that number, and end up with snowmen who have 3 noses and 4 hats!) When the kids rolled all the numbers and completed their snowmen, they got to go into the other room to make their own Snowman Sundaes.  It was a pretty quick activity, but they all enjoyed it.

snowman printable

If you'd like to play the game too, just click on the photo below for a free printable. (The printable is in color, but you can print in grayscale if you'd like)

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  1. Such a cute idea! I love fun ideas like this that kids can do with a group or on their own. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for this, Laura! I'm on the Winter Carnival committee and this will be a perfect addition for the crafts section to keep the kids busy while waiting for glue to dry!

    Off to Dollar General tomorrow to buy a bunch of dice!

    1. That's awesome, Stacy! I hope the kids have fun with it.

  3. I love that this can be used for so many ages! Thanks for sharing your cute printable, Laura! I featured your printable as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow (and on Pinterest)

  4. Very cute idea!!! Love it! Thanks for the printable! I am co-hosting a new Pinterest Power Party and would love to have you share this or any other projects that you have!



  5. I'm putting together a post of snowman party ideas and I'd love to feature a photo of your roll-a-snowman dice game, with a link to your post and site. Please let me know if that would be okay with you.

    Lisa Frank :)

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