Snowman Learning Colors Activity

Learning about warm and cool colors is fun with our Snowman Color Learning Activity.

Students will become familiar with complementary colors, name primary colors, secondary colors and name colors in general.

Snowman color learning activity

*This post contains affiliate links*

If you need your kids to learn about colors, we have a neat printable color book for them.

And if you really love snowmen, you can learn how to draw one yourself with our Step-by-Step Snowman Drawing Tutorial.

Snowman coloring activity

Available in six colors. Three of them – yellow, orange and red – are on the left side of the circle (the light blue circle is CLEAR SKY) and the other three: purple, blue and green are on the right side of light blue circle.

The colors on the left side of the light blue circle represent the SUN and the colors on the right side of the light blue circle represent the MOON.

We assume you’ve learned about colors in general as well as about primary and secondary colors from the other crafts we’ve posted.

DIY Surfing Snowman Color Learning Activity

Primary and secondary colors

Yellow, blue and red are primary colors and if you mix them in pairs, you get secondary colors – green (by mixing yellow and blue), purple (by mixing blue and red) and orange (by mixing yellow and red).

Note that the color circles are arranged this way – the first color to the left of the light blue circle complements the first color to the right of the circle.

DIY snowman color learning activity

The second color to the left of the light blue circle complements the second color to the right of the circle.

The third color to the left of the light blue circle complements the third color to the right of the circle.

See also Disguise a Turkey as a Firefighter Printable Template

Here’s an experiment you can do yourself to try and figure out which are the primary and secondary colors – try mixing two by two of these six colors together and you’ll figure it out without any trouble.

Snowman Learning Colors Winter Activity

With this summer wheel, learning about colors couldn’t be easier.

Let’s go!

How to Make Color Learning Activities for Snowmen

What you need:

  • white cardboard
  • light blue cardboard (two A4 sheets)
  • dark blue cardboard
  • light blue and dark blue paper
  • red, green, yellow, orange, purple paper
  • Dark and light brown cardboard
  • light orange cardboard
  • split battery
  • sharp eyes
  • glue
  • pencil
  • black marker
  • drag
  • round awl
  • compass

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions

Color wheel

First, take a compass and draw two circles on light blue cardboard.

The circles are 8 cm in diameter.

Step 1

Cut out the circles with scissors.

Step 2

Please take one of the circles and punch a hole in it as shown.

Step 3

Connect the light blue circles with split pins.

Make sure the circle has a hole in the front. We will name these two connected circles “Wheels”.

Step 4


Using a circle hole punch, punch out seven circles – one dark blue, one orange, one light blue, one green, one purple, one red and one yellow.

Step 5

First take the light blue circle and stick it in the hole position.

When the SKY is light blue, it means it is early morning, the temperature is not high and the sun has not yet risen.

Step 6

Now let’s see how you need to arrange the other circles inside the “Wheel”.

We placed them on top of the “Wheels” in the first photo – just for guidance.

See also Letter O Worksheets for Preschool and Kindergarten

Make sure you leave equal space between the circles.

Step 7

Cool colors (green, blue and purple)

These are the colors that represent the MOON – green, blue and purple mean the temperature drops as the sun sets.

On the right side, now we only have cool colors.

Step 8

Warm colors (yellow, orange, red)

Then the SUN sets and the temperature changes from yellow phase, orange phase and red phase respectively, meaning it will get hotter.

So on the left side, now we only have warm colors.

Step 9

Your color wheel is ready.

Step 10


Now take dark blue cardboard and draw a part of the wheel as shown.

Step 11

Cut this image out.

Step 12

Glue this shape to the bottom of the wheel and leave the top (about 2 cm) free of glue.

We’ll paste a wave below it later.

The hole you made with the round hole punch will be at the top.

The light blue part will be the sky and the dark blue part will be the sea.

Step 13

Take another piece of dark blue cardboard and redraw part of “The Wheel”.

Step 14

Cut this image out.

Step 15

Make some “comb” cuts with your scissors. They will look like in the picture.

Step 16

Roll the strips down with your fingers.

This will be a wave.

Step 17

Glue the wave pattern to the bottom of “The Wheel”.

Step 18

Now take a rectangular piece of paper (about 8 cm wide) and form it into a comb shape.

Step 19

Roll the strips down again.

Step 20

Glue this wave under the sign you attached earlier and remember you left the top of the sign free of glue so you can add the wave later.

See also Cat in a Pot Mother’s Day Card

Step 21

Cut off the excess paper on both sides to get a perfect circle (the waves should not continue outside the circle).

Step 22


Start by drawing a snowman on white cardstock.

Step 23

Cut out the snowman with scissors and outline it with a black marker.

Step 24

Remove the split pin from the wheel, then push it over the snowman so it looks like a button on him.

Now reattach the light blue circles using the split pin.

Then glue the snowman so it won’t move.

Step 25

Draw the buttons with a black marker, both on the body (for the buttons) and on the snowman’s face (for the mouth).

Step 26

Add googly eyes and an orange carrot nose on the face.

Step 27

Hat and surfboard

On light brown cardstock, draw a summer hat, and on light orange paper, draw a surfboard.

Step 29

Cut them out.

Step 30

Glue them as shown.

Step 31Snowman’s hand

On dark brown cardstock, draw two hands for the snowman (they look like tree branches) and cut them out.

Step 32

Attach the arms to the snowman.

Step 33

All has been done! Yes!

Step 34

You’re ready to spin your wheel, naming complementary colors, warm and cool colors, as well as primary and secondary colors.

Snowman on the surf learning activity about colors

Keep stable.

Snowman color learning activity ideas

Get your snowman learning coloring activity template here

Snowman color learning activity

Want instant access to all of our printable crafts, activities and resources?

With thousands of crafts, activities, worksheets, coloring pages, and drawing guides to print, you’ll always have the resources you need at hand. Perfect for both parents and teachers!

Sign up now and start printing!

Categories: Activities for Kids

Leave a Comment