My kids get home from school pretty early. That means we have a lot of time in the afternoon which is really nice. Once they get home, it’s time for snack, homework and reading. This week we mixed things up a bit and combined reading and snack with this fun Snowman Donut Snack Craft.
We did something similar last year with a penguin theme. It was a lot of fun so this time I thought I would try a snowman theme. Fortunately, we had gotten lots of great snowman books from the library.
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Favorite Snowman Books
Also, we have been enjoying lots of fun snowman books. Here is a list of some of our favorites.
Setting up the Snowman Donut Snack Craft
Before the kids got home from school, I set up the Snowman Donut Snack Craft. I gathered all the snowman books that we had. Then I put together the supplies we would need for this activity.
To create the Snowman Donuts you will need the following supplies.
- Mini Powdered Donuts
- Orange Peanut M&Ms
- Mini M&Ms
- Mini Chocolate Chips
I placed all the ingredients in small glass bowls. For the Orange Peanut M&Ms I had to sort through the bag to find all the orange ones. These are so perfect for the snowman nose.
I also created a snowman myself to use as an example. I just couldn’t resist!
When the kids got home, I told them I had a surprise! They were pretty excited. Powdered donuts are a treat for us and not our normal snack.
Book Inspired Snowman Craft
They created their snowmen donuts with the ingredients I had laid out. We used the mini M&Ms for the eyes, the orange peanut M&Ms for the nose, and mini chocolate chips for the mouth.
The mini chocolate chips were a little harder to work with because they are so small. That’s when I realized this is a great activity for fine motor skills.
Once they created their little snowmen, they did eat them! While they had their snowman snack, I read some of the books to them.
These snowman books are all so cute. I love the playful and magical theme to all of these books.
This was a nice change of pace for us. It has been hard getting back into a routine after Winter break. This made it more fun to get that extra reading time in.
These little donut faces are adorable! This donut craft is a great winter activity to do with kids. It would also be a lot of fun to do at a party or playdate. I can also see these as a new addition to our Elf on the Shelf Arrival Breakfast!