This post was created in collaboration with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Here I am sharing a family fun activity for creating kid-friendly snowmen and none of them require snow. It includes a quick recipe with marshmallows and a FREE 5 Build a Snowman Activities Printable Pack for Kids. It’s fun for the whole family!
Wintertime in the Rockies means cold weather and snow. It also means warm crackling fires, snuggly warm sweaters, and hot steaming cocoa after a day outside.
I would never have dreamed how much hot cocoa would mean in my family until I had boys of my own who love to play in the snow. Rolling up snowmen, having snowball fights, sledding, and building snow forts with snow mortar is all the norm around here.
When the boys head inside though, the first thing they ask for is warm hot cocoa. They’ve come to love the warming power of this drink so much, that they even ask for it on days when there is no snow, but it’s cold outside.
This past week we experienced one of the coldest days yet this year, 19 degrees. And sure enough, the boys asked for hot cocoa. I decided to make it into a day of fun and we built marshmallow snowmen.
Now the cool thing about these marshmallow men is that we gave them a spa day. A spa day in one of my favorite hot cocoa flavors, Candycane Cocoa. Perfect for hot cocoa drinkers like me who love peppermint and chocolate.
FREE 5 Build a Snowman Activities Printable Pack
Now, just in case you do not have marshmallows at home, and can’t follow along in our Marshmallow Snowman Recipe, I’ve also created some fun printables that will let you build snowmen at home. There are four puzzles, and a set of paper cut-out parts with instructions that you can use to create a snowman from paper.
Keep reading to learn more about this FUN printable pack with 5 Build a Snowman Activities for Kids including puzzles and a DIY paper snowman craft.
Not only do you get some fun free printables with this post and a yummy edible marshmallow snowman treat recipe, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is giving away some fabulous hot cocoa to help you and your family through the cold days of winter. Want more info? See below.
Stephen’s Hot Cocoa Giveaway Details
Enter to win a year’s supply of Stephen’s! We’re giving away 15, one-pound cans of our delicious, one-of-a-kind cocoa to a very lucky winner! What’s more, the winner gets to choose which of Stephen’s 22 flavors they would like to try! From bestselling classics (like Candycane and Mint Truffle), to Stephen’s newest creations (including Old Fashioned Chocolate Malt, English Toffee, and Salted Caramel), the choices are nearly endless!
How to Build a Marshmallow Snowman
Building snowman is a family fun activity everyone can enjoy. You can head outside on a snowy day and make snowmen, head inside and make marshmallow snowmen, or print out the printable pack and make paper snowmen. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be a blast for everyone and a fun memory making activity kids will enjoy.
Marshmallow Snowman Recipe in Hot Cocoa Ingredients
- 1 large “campfire” marshmallow
- 2 small marshmallows (hands)
- 3 medium marshmallows (head and feet)
- 5 straight pretzel sticks (arms, legs and neck)
- 1 orange tic tac (nose)
- 1 package of food markers
- 2 candy eyes (optional)
- 1 container of white frosting (to act as glue for eyes and nose)
- 1 serving of Stephen’s Gourmet Cocoa (we like Salted Caramel, Candy Cane, and Dark Chocolate)
Marshmallow Snowman Recipe in Hot Cocoa Directions
Step 1: Start with the body. Take the large campfire marshmallow and use it as the base.
Step 2: Insert a 3 pretzel sticks into a 3 medium marshmallows to make the head and legs.
Step 3: Insert 2 pretzel sticks into 2 mini marshmallows to make the arms and hands.
Step 4: Add the pretzel body parts to the larger campfire marshmallow in anatomically correct positions to assemble a body with head, arms, legs and feet.
Step 5: Decorate. Add candy eyes with frosting glue, or a tic tac nose. You can paint on eyes, buttons, a vest, the works! Have fun and enjoy your marshmallow snowman decorating project.
Download your FREE 5 Build a Snowman Activities Printable Pack
My boys loved making marshmallow snowmen, but I realize HappyandBlessedHome.com readers may not have all the ingredients for making marshmallow snowmen at home. So I created this fun free printable pack to make it easy for everyone to have a fun snowman building day. This fun pack teaches spatial skills, presents an order for body parts, and is a wonderful exercise in fine motor skills. Take it from a Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Education, this printable pack is good stuff.
Just click the yellow “download now” button to get your copy.
Thanks for joining us at HappyandBlessedHome.com. To download your 5 Build a Snowman Activities for Kids including puzzles and a DIY paper snowman craft, just click the link here:
Download the 5 Snowman Building Activities Pack
Where can you find Children’s Stephen’s Hot Cocoa?
You can find everything featured here at your local grocery store. And if you get just as excited about a variety of hot cocoa flavors as our family does, you can check out all of Stephen’s delicious and unique cocoa flavors at: https://www.indulgentfoods.com/
To stay informed about Stephen’s special offers and new product flavors, make sure to follow Stephen’s Gourmet on Facebook. You can also check out their website at Indulgent Foods.
Have any Cold Weather Family Fun Activities to Share?
When it’s cold outside, how do you and your family enjoy activities indoors or outdoors? Is there a game you play, a craft you create, or maybe you enjoy hot cocoa too? Maybe someone else would love to read about what is working for your family. Please leave a comment below. Sharing ideas is a great way to encourage other readers of the HappyandBlessedHome.com community.
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