When you’re little, it can be hard to talk about how you feel. Learning Resources® has teamed up with Red Ted Art to create an easy, do-able fun conversation-starter craft that helps children learn more about themselves.
Maggy, the creative whizz behind Red Ted Art has 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 the 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.
Don’t forget to share your printables with us. Find us on Facebook and Instagram, post a pic and tag us. We love seeing what you do. What other craft ideas would you like to see us do? Leave a comment below and have your say.