Once There was a Snowman Song and Activity

What do you think of when you think of winter? I think of snow and snowmen. You don’t have to go outside to build snowmen. Once There was a Snowman is such a fun song for toddlers and preschoolers, it is my daughter’s favorite. I thought it would be fun to use our DIY Flannel Board and make some fun felt snowmen to act out the song.

Snowman Activity for Kids Felt Story

For this activity you’ll need:

  • Flannel Board or you can just build your snowman on a table top
  • 2 Squares of White Felt (I used sparkly kind)
  • 1 square of Black felt
  • 1 square of orange felt

Felt snowmen

How to make the snowmen:

Step. 1 Cut out 3 “snowballs” on each piece of white felt. You can use the bottom of a cup to help trace circles.

Step 2. Then use the black felt to cut out your hat, arms, and scarf.

Step 3. Lastly make a carrot nose from the orange felt

Snowman Felt Story Board

The Activity:

Then we sang the song Once There Was a Snowman which goes like this:

Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman,

Once there was a snowman, 

Tall, tall, tall!

In the sun he melted, melted, melted,

In the sun he melted,

small, small, small!

Use your felt snowman to act out the song. Add snowballs during the “tall, tall, tall” part.

Snowman felt story board

Then remove one snowball at a time during the “small, small, small” part.

Once there was a snowman felt story board

She had a blast acting out this song. To extend this activity, let your child build their snowman using different arms shapes, hats, and nose.

Snowman felt story board


This is such a easy and fun winter activity for toddlers and preschoolers. We put our snowmen in a ziplock bag and we get it out often to play with.

You may also like this Super Simple Snow Dough Activity and No Cook Snowman Playdough

For more winter activities visit my Winter Page and follow my Winter Activities Pinterest Board.



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