Paper chains are the first craft that I really remember making and I remember thinking how cool they were to make.


We are going to make snowmen paper chains to practice the concept of big and small. Not to mention this is AWESOME fine motor practice.


Grab a FREE copy of the Snowman Paper Chains Template HERE.


Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Describe and compare objects using general measurements such as heavy, light, big, small, short, tall, long, always, never

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Snowman Paper Chains Template



Step #1
Print and cut out the Snowman Paper Chains Template.
Step #2
Use a stapler to make a loop out of one of the black strips with the red ribbon on it.
Step #3
Take one of the plain black strips, thread it through the first loop and staple it closed.
Step #4
Thread the white strip with a face on it through the bottom loop and staple it closed.
Step #5
Continue this process using the plain white strips until you have added 4 more strips.
Step #6
Create a second snowman paper chain using the remaining supplies and the same process as above, however this paper chain will be bigger.
Step #7

Compare the two snowmen paper chains and determine which one is big and which one is small.

Teacher Tip

Before getting started, talk with your Lil’ about making two paper chains: a big one and a small one. As you are working, continue this conversation. For instance, when you finish the small one say, “Wow! Do you think we can make another one that is bigger?” This conversation will drive their learning.


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