Keeping Owen (age 2) busy while we do our home school work is a perpetual challenge… I am always on the lookout for things that keep him busy at the table or on the floor near us, but that don’t generate a ton of mess. Last night, I had the idea to make this quick and easy snowman activity for him, and he was very happy with it!
It works kind of like paper dolls. I cut snowman “parts” out of felt, and Owen can sit at the table and build a snowman by sticking the pieces to a piece of blue felt as a background. Right now, I only have two hat options, but I’m hoping to add some more parts to it today!
Owen was very interested in building the snowman! I’m thinking that I could make a lot more of these in different themes – spring trees with leaves to stick on, dinosaurs, ice cream cones with different color ice cream scoops to put on, etc.
By the way, I apologize for the absence of Lunch with the Composers this week! I ended up coming down with strep throat over the weekend, and I’m finally getting caught up today. The Lunch with the Composers feature may be a little sporadic until after our baby is born (early January), but then I’m planning to get back to doing it every week again. My kids won’t let me quit – Owen especially has really gotten into classical music!