By going online, you can get ideas on how to build a snowman and still be able to drink your hot chocolate. Most of these ideas are geared toward the younger children, but as an adult, you will find it entertaining to see how some of these programs, or games work. Help your child to build a snowman. It will do you both good.
PBS has a cute one for the younger child. This one will also help the child learn how to read and learn what happens when different choices are made. Let me explain. The program starts out with a blank snowman figure. The child is asked the first question. There is no right or wrong answer. However, for each different answer the child chooses, there is a different reaction on the screen for dressing the snowman. When the child is done making his or her own snowman, there is an option to print the picture. This might be a cute way to make pictures or cards for those they love.
There is another primary build a snowman game. The child is able to click and drags different choices of articles to the blank snowman on the screen. It is a very basic game with choices of hats, scarves, arms, mouth and buttons. This is a good one for the child learning to use a pointer. There are also other games and puzzles on this site to play with your child.
Another game takes you to a starry night on the screen. The quarter moon is shining and the snow is softly coming down over a blank snowman. There is also a bright star in the sky. Your mission, should you accept it is to find the right hat for the head, sticks for the arms, carrots for the nose, and pieces of coal for the eyes, mouth and buttons. When the mission to build a snowman is accomplished, your project comes alive.
In Florida, you can build a snowman that you can disguise as a tourist complete with sunglasses and Hawaiian shirt. There are other options to choose from as well. The sad part about this snowman is that once you get him dressed, he comes to life and then melts and splats on the sidewalk. Of course, your child has the option of starting over again. This is another good one for the hand/eye coordination. This also teaches your child where different clothing articles and accessories are placed on the body.
In the next game, Blackdog has a mess in his yard, and wants you to make a snowman. The first thing your child needs to do is to move things around so he or she can roll the balls of snow where they want it placed on the yard. There is a bird waiting to eat anything you put near it, so be careful. However, the bird will eat anything left in the yard you do not want. Just be careful where you set stuff.
You have fifty items to choose from when making a snowman or snowwoman at Donnas. Some of them you have to look for, though. It is a little more challenging, but it is fun. When you have built one or both of your snow people, you can right click to get rid of any item you do not need. Getting rid of the extra items will make the background scenery more real.
The last will probably be a little more fun for your younger child. The eyes and mouth move. In addition, when an article of any kind is chosen, the item name is spoken on the computer. This way, your child will start to learn names of articles. This one is quite colorful and has extra colorful items to add on the snowman.
Whether your child builds their own snowman in the back yard, or on the computer screen, take time out and build a snowman as a team. The smiles and laughs will continue, even after you have finished your last cup of hot chocolate. Have a great time.