When you’re little, it can be hard to talk about how you feel. Learning Resources teamed up with Red Ted Art to create an easy, do-able fun conversation-starter craft. This social emotional learning craft helps children learn more about themselves.
Make your own free emotions snowman craft
Maggy, the creative whizz behind Red Ted Art designed a printable snowman that’s a colouring page and SEL resource in one. It’s an ideal way to allow for mindfulness time and provides opportunities to discuss and express feelings.
Plus, it’s a fun artsy activity to keep kids busy on a cold winter’s afternoon (and practise fine motor skills, too). “It’s wonderful to see an increased focus on SEL resources available. SEL – Social Emotional Learning – should be core to any school and home-school curriculum,” says Maggy.
Download the free printable cute snowman today and remember to check out Red Ted Art on YouTube for more cool crafting ideas to keep little hands busy.
To create your own Emotions Snowman, you’ll need:
- Three Emotions Snowman Printables:
- Pencils and colouring pens
- Glue to stick on the flaps
- Scissors to cut the flaps (for young crafters, try the child-friendly scissors from our Trace Ace Scissor Skills Set)
(PS. Our Create-a-Space Storage Center is perfect for keeping art and craft supplies in one place so they’re always ready for crafting fun.)
Colour in the snowman on the first printable. Use the second printable to colour in the snowman emotion faces Maggy has drawn. Or kids can draw their own emotions on the blank flaps printable.
Once complete, cut out the faces and stick them on the snowman. Is the snowman happy or sad, or feeling silly? It’s up to you whether you discuss while doing the craft or afterwards, so make it your own.
Another fun crafting activity from Learning Resources and Red Ted Art is these Printable Lacing Cards. Why not give those a try, too! Designed to help children practise fine motor skills, you can use them as hand-made Christmas decorations or gift tags.