30 EXCITING Winter Activities for Kids

 

 

Looking for the PERFECT activity to do with your kids this winter season?

 

Well, good news! I have 30 of them for you. In this article, you’ll see learning, play, craft, and sensory activities that are engaging for the winter season.

 

Plus, you’ll see some great FREEBIE printables inside this article.

 

Let’s get started!


Activity #1: Snowy Letter Search

 

I am a HUGE fan of bringing learning into sensory play. The kids are always engaged and ready to learn when they see activities like this.

 

In this sensory bin, I made some fake snow and placed in some of our favorite letters!

 

snow letter matching

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Snow Letter Match.

 

sensory table

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2. Set-up

 

Create fake snow by dumping in a little powder and adding some water! Then, add in the letters. Lastly, print off my worksheet and place it into a dry erase folder!

 

3. Activity

 

Have your little ones use kid-friendly tweezers to pick out the letters and match them up on my worksheet! Talk about what each letter is with your child.

 

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Activity #2: Winter Stick Crafts

 

Popsicle stick crafts are some of our favorite crafts to do together as a family!

 

They always come out really cute, and the kids love playing with them afterward. These specific stick crafts were super simple to do.

 

winter popsicle sticks

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

popsicle sticks

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2. Set-up:

 

Do all the painting to prep the sticks! The kids can do this part, or you can.

 

3. Activity

 

Directions for each of the sticks are below.

 

a. Snowman- Paint a few sticks white; when they dry, add a little pink paint for cheeks! Have the kids use glue to place buttons on for eyes and the mouth! With orange cardstock paper, cut out a triangle for a nose. Lastly, use hot glue to place poms at the top of the sticks and glue a bent pipe cleaner to make ear muffs!

 

b. Hot chocolate-Create a semi-circle at the top of the popsicle sticks with a pencil. Paint the bottom half blue and paint the semi-circle brown. Hot glue a few white poms in the brown section to be the marshmallows. With blue cardstock, create a handle and glue it to the back of the sticks. Lastly, add on snowflake stickers or make your own from paper!

 

c- Snowflake- Paint 4 sticks white and hot glue them together by creating a cross, then place the others diagonally on each other. Put some glue on the sticks and dump some glitter on, then shake off the access—lastly, hot glue winter gems at the ends of each stick.

 


Activity #3: Painting Snow

 

What’s better than playing with REAL snow inside?! Pretty much nothing.

 

The kids had an absolute blast making designs, mixing colors, and playing with the snow in our sensory bin.

 

snow painting

 

I know that some of you don’t have real snow where you live! If you don’t, you can always grab fake snow to do this activity.

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

droppers

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2. Set-up

 

Place the snow inside your sensory bin! In plastic cups, put some water and a few drops of food coloring inside each cup!

 

3. Activity

Have the kids use the droppers to color the snow! They can create fun designs, letters, shapes, or just color the snow for fun! They can also work on color mixing skills.

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Bins for Kids

 


Activity #4: Melted Snowman Letter Tracing

 

One of the most classic sensory handwriting trays is using shaving cream! It makes for the perfect way to practice handwriting skills.

 

I love that this is a tear-free way to write. Handwriting skills can be tough for kids because they focus on getting the letters inside the lines.

 

melted snowman tracibles

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

Click HERE to grab your Melted Snowman Tracibles.

 

2. Set-up

Print off the letters that you want to work on with your kids. Both upper and lower case letters are included!

 

3. Activity

 

Choose one letter to work on and place it at the top of your writing tray. Have your little ones use their fingers to create the letter the best they can! Once they do one, they can clean off the letter and start again!

 

RELATED: FUN Handwriting Activities for Kids

 


Activity #5: Mitten Snowball Counting

 

An activity where you can decorate mittens, practice numbers, and have fun? Sign me up!

 

These mittens and snowflakes are a FREE download!

 

snowflake numbers

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for the Snowball Mitten Counting Mats

 

Click HERE for the Snowflake Numbers

 

winter gems

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2. Set-up

 

Print off my mitten, counting worksheet, and cut out the mittens if you want. You don’t have to! Then, print off the snowflake numbers. Cut out the mittens.

 

3. Activity

 

Place the snowflake numbers near the mittens so they know how many items they should place on each mitten. They can use winter gems or white poms to be the snowflakes! Have your little one say the number and count out the amount of each mitten!

 

RELATED: Number Recognition Activities for Preschoolers 

 


Activity #6: Salt Painting Snowflakes

 

I’m pretty much obsessed with any activity that deals with salt painting. If you follow my Instagram account, you know this for sure!

 

If you don’t, my handle is @abcdeelearning. I post daily learning, craft, sensory, and active learning ideas!

 

It ALWAYS turns out so beautiful. The kids love watching the paint flow through the salt.

 

salt painted snowflakes

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need:

 

watercolor set

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2. Set-up

On a piece of cardboard, draw some snowflakes with a pencil. They don’t have to be detailed; as you can see, I did mine as simple as possible (I’m not the best artist). Outline it with glue, then dump a bunch of salt on it. Dump the rest into the trash when the glue is covered.

 

3. Activity

 

Once the salt dries, the kids will use watercolors to paint the salt. They can use a bunch of different colors to make it look amazing!

 


Activity #7: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

 

This was my first time really trying a coffee filter craft, and it won’t be my last.

 

These guys turned out BEAUTIFUL! Let me tell you the best part… it’s so easy too! My daughter loved making her own snowflakes.

 

coffee filter craft

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

clear spray bottles

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2. Set-up

Fold your coffee filter several times. You can really do this however many times you want; I did it 4 times.

 

Create whatever designs you want by making small cuts and shapes! Unfold and check out how it looks.

 

3. Activity

 

Use markers to color the snowflake! It doesn’t have to look pretty; it’ll all blend in the end. Once you are done, spray the snowflake with a spray bottle that has water in it. Let it dry on the art tray and see your final products!

 


Activity #8: Matching Letter Earmuffs

 

It’s so important for kids to recognize both upper and lower case letters before kindergarten! This is a great way to practice these skills in a FUN way.

 

The kids will love creating their own ear muffs! It’s the perfect winter learning activity and craft.

 

letter muffs activity

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Letter Earmuffs.

 

pipe cleaners

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2. Set-up

 

Print off the letters that you want to practice! Letters A-Z are available.

 

3. Activity

 

Have the kids match up the correct upper and lower case letters! They should say the letter they are working on! Cut the pipe cleaner a little and bend it. The kids should glue it to the back of the letters!

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers 

 


Activity #9: Winter Sensory Bottles

 

Sensory bottles are my latest obsession. They turn out so pretty, and they are SUPER simple to do!

 

Watching the objects move through the bottles is so calming. It’s also really cool to see the differences in how the objects move in each one.

 

This is a great sensory activity for toddlers and babies because they can’t put anything in their mouths.  You can also glue them shut to make sure the top won’t come off! 

 

winter sensory bottles

 

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

sensory bottles

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2. Set-up

 

In the sensory bottle, dump 3/4 of the clear glue into the bottle and fill the rest of the bottle up with water. Leave a little room at the top so the items can move around. Drop-in your objects and shake them all up. See how the glue and water interact to make the objects slow down. You can also use hair gel to see if there is a difference in how fast it goes.

 

a. Snowman– Use a Sharpie to create eyes, mouth, and buttons. Use orange card stock to create a nose! Add on a pipe cleaner if you want for a scarf. Add in silver glitter to the directions above.

 

b. Frozen-themed– Add in blue glitter and winter confetti!

 

c. Winter wonderland– Add in some winter-themed gems! This is my favorite because they go slow through the sensory bottle.

 

3. Activity

 

Shake and flip around to watch the objects move around! This activity is great to help calm and relax kiddos!

 


Activity #10: Winter BINGO

 

Playing fun games during the season is one of my favorite things to do with the kids!

 

Bingo is a great first game to introduce to kids because they learn how to follow the rules of a game, they learn vocabulary words, and you can even work on beginning sounds for children who are old enough!

 

winter BINGO

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

  • Winter Bingo Cards
  • Winter themed manipulatives (mini erasers, colored candy, or toys)
  • white card stock

 

 

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2. Set-up

 

Print off how many cards you need! I provide 10 different cards with the same objects in the set, just in different spots :). Cut out the playing cards.

 

3. Activity

 

Have one player pull the cards out of a bowl. They will say what’s on the card and show the card to all the players (this helps toddlers and preschoolers). They will place their game piece on the picture that is called. The object is to get 5 in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally! 

 

Once this happens, they will say BINGO! You can play until the entire card is filled or start back over.

 

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Activity #11: Snowman Sensory Bag

 

Sensory bags are also another mess-free alternative for a sensory activity!

 

Sensory bags are good for ANY age. Literally, babies can play with them all the way up to adults! I enjoy a good sensory bag activity!

 

snow man sensory bag

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

 

snowman accessories

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2. Set-up

 

Remove the label on the ziplock bag but using a cotton ball and rub it off with some rubbing alcohol. Draw the snowman using a Sharpie. Lastly, dump your hair gel (I usually use two bottles) and all the accessories inside!

 

3. Activity

 

Place some painter’s tape down around the bag so it won’t move. Then, have your kids try to move the pieces of the snowman to go back together! This is such a fun activity to do! Mess it up and do it repeatedly. See if they can beat their time for how quickly they can put the snowman back together. 

 


Activity #12: Artic Animal Sensory Bin

 

Okay, time to get into some sensory bin activities! These are my ALL time favorite. I do love the others, but these let me really use my creativity for the kids.

 

For this sensory bin, I used DIY fake snow, ice cubes, and blue gems.

 

artic animal sensory bin

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

safari tube animals artic

 

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2. Set-up

 

Make the fake snow by adding a 1/2 cup of hair conditioner to 2 cups of baking soda. Mix it up, and you have fake snow! Dump that in your sensory bin, add in the gems and the ice cubes.

 

3. Activity

 

Let the kids have a blast playing with the arctic animals in the bin! They can create homes for the animals in the ice cube tray! They can also have them slide on the ice cubes in the snow or on the gems! Talk to them about the arctic animals and their habitats. Also, you can discuss what these animals eat!

 

 


Activity #13: Puffy Paint Snowman

 

Did you know it only takes two ingredients you most likely have on hand at home to make puffy paint?

 

Glue and shaving cream. That’s it! Mix together, and you got yourself some puffy paint.

 

puffy paint snowman craft

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

paintbrush set

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2. Set-up

 

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of foam shaving cream and 1/4 cup of white glue. Draw three circles on your piece of blue cardstock paper. Lastly, create a snowman hat using black cardstock as you see above.

 

3. Activity

 

Scoop the puffy paint into the circles and have the kids use their fingers to spread out the paint into the circles. Have them add on the snowman accessories! Dot some snowballs around the snowman using a paintbrush!

 


Activity #14: Marshmallow Name Building

 

This is a simple learning activity that will get your kids excited to practice name building because marshmallows are involved!

 

Kids are ALWAYS more engaged when sweet treats are a part of the deal. It’s just a fact. I let them have a little before we start, so they concentrate on the activity.

 

marshmallow name building

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

white paint

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2. Set-up

 

With a pencil, draw your little one’s name.

 

3. Activity

 

Have the kids use the mini marshmallows to make prints along the letters of their names. They should dip the marshmallow in paint and dab each letter covering the entire letter! Go over each letter as they get to it. Then, at the end, make sure to say each letter of their name, so they start to recognize how to spell their name.

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities for Kids

 


Activity #15: Winter Activity Book

I really enjoy making these activity books for the seasons and holidays. It gets the kids excited about the holiday, and also it is JAM PACKED with learning.

 

In this activity book, your little ones can work on the following skills: alphabet matching, colors, shapes, patterns, beginning sounds, counting, numbers, feelings, and they can even build their own gingerbread house!

 

Check out what is in the entire activity book by checking out this video!

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your Winter Interactive Activity Book (digital download)

 

laminator

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2. Set-up

 

This does take some set-up but believe me; it’s well worth it! Laminate only the sheets that need it (these are the pieces). The other main sheets can go in sheet protectors inside the binder. Cut out the pieces once laminated. If it’s an activity that would need velcro circles, you can add those on there and on the binder so they will stick together.

 

3. Activity

 

Your little one can complete the activities over and over again! This is a great way to practice new skills as well as work on recognition!

 

I just bought this laminator for my house! I love having my own laminator because I can laminate all the activity sheets that I want to do repeatedly. It saves so much on ink and paper.

 

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Activity #16: Alphabet Ice Painting

 

It’s winter, so this activity is VERY fitting! I like to do this activity also in the summertime because it’s a fun way for the kids to cool down!

 

I love this alphabet ice mold. We have used it in several different ways, but this is my favorite.

 

alphabet ice painting

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

alphabet ice mold

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2. Set-up

 

Fill up the ice mold and place it in the freezer for a bit before getting ready to do the activity.

 

3. Activity

 

Take the alphabet letters out of the mold and place them in a sensory bin! The kids can paint the letters using blue and purple paint! I love these colors for wintertime! Make sure to talk about the different letters they are painting. If you have an older kiddo, have them paint the letters of their name or even build sight words!

RELATED: Sight Word Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #17: Shape Snow Puzzle

 

I am a huge believer in puzzles being one of the BEST hands-on tools for kids to learn.

 

This is a different way you do puzzles. It’s always exciting for kids to try something new.

 

shape snow puzzle

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

shape puzzle

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2. Set-up

 

Put some snow on an art tray. Make prints in the snow by pressing the puzzle pieces into the snow!

 

3. Activity

 

The kids will match up the puzzle pieces with the prints that were made in the snow! Discuss each of the shapes as they pick them up. You can also challenge older ones to tell you how many sides each shape has.

 

RELATED: Shape Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #18: Hot Chocolate Counting

 

I’m not going to lie; I have a cup of hot chocolate a few times a week during the wintertime. Anyone else?

 

This FREEBIE worksheet is perfect for the wintertime, and it’s fun for kids because they get to use some mini marshmallows!

 

 

hot chocolate marshmallow counting

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

  • Hot Chocolate Counting Mats
  • mini marshmallows

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Hot Chocolate Counting Mats.

 

2. Set-up

 

Print off the numbers you want to work on! If you have a laminator, you can also print the first one and write the numbers, so you don’t have to print all the sheets off.

 

3. Activity

 

Your child should tell you the number that they see in the marshmallow in the corner. They should then use mini marshmallows to count out how many marshmallows should be put in the cup to match that number. Do this repeatedly for each number!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Numbers

 


Activity #19: Snowman Bowling

 

Think your kids may get restless during the party doing a bunch of crafts? Snowman knockdown is a perfect way to keep the kiddos who love to be active happy!

 

This is a great way to work on rolling and aiming skills as well. You can make it as easy or as challenging as you want, depending on how old your children are!

 

snowman bowling

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

fake snow balls

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2. Set-up

 

Create the snowman eyes and mouth using a Sharpie and cardstock paper for a nose! You can create 6 or 12!

 

3. Activity

 

Have your little one roll the fake snowball at the cups to try to knock them over! You can place a cone or some painter’s tape on the floor, so they know where to start from. They can start close and then back up if they need a challenge.

 

RELATED: ENTERTAINING Indoor Activities for Kids

 


Activity #20: Winter Feed and Counting

 

Feeding activities have become a BIG hit around here! They work great for fine motor skills, color recognition, and counting skills.

 

I love when activities work on several learning skills at once!

 

winter count and feed

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click here for your Count and Feed Cards!

 

pom poms

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2. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, dump a whole bunch of different colored poms! Print off the characters and the counting cards. Cut out the characters, punch a hole in their mouth using a knife, and then cut the inside part of the mouth open. Tape the characters to a cup.

 

3. Activity

 

Have your little ones use the counting cards to see what color and how many of each color they should place inside the character’s mouth. They can use kid-friendly tweezers to add in some fine motor skills, or you can just have them use their hands. They should tell you the number and count out loud how many they are placing inside!

 

RELATED: How to Teach your Toddler Colors

 


Activity #21: Snowflake Tray Play

 

Tray play set-ups are amazing because the kids get to use their creativity, and there are NO directions! They just get to use their imagination and create.

 

Simply grab a tray and place some loose parts inside the compartments to let the kids make their designs.

 

snowflake tray play

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

foam snowflakes

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2. Set-up

 

Place the loose parts into an organizing tray for the kids to choose from!

 

3. Activity

 

Let the kids use their creativity to create snowflakes! They can use the different supplies; however, they want to make their snowflakes unique!

 


Activity #22: Hot Chocolate Sensory Bin

 

I love creating sensory bins that the kids can eat! This one was a huge hit because we don’t typically buy sugary cereals.

 

So, when I broke out the Cocoa Puffs, they literally ran to see what I had planned for them.

 

hot cocoa sensory bin

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

mini red cups

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2. Set-up

 

Dump some cereal into your sensory bin. Add in some mini marshmallows, cups, and spoons!

 

3. Activity

 

Let your little ones make their own “hot chocolate” by scooping the Cocoa Puffs into the cups! They can add in some marshmallows as well! They can also use the spoons to scoop out some whipped cream from the mini red cups and put it on top of the cup!

 

Don’t worry… I ate some too. Don’t feel bad :).

 

RELATED: BEST Sensory Bins for Kids

 


Activity #23: Winter Animal Paper Plate Crafts

 

Paper plate crafts are becoming one of my FAVORITE crafts to do with the kids.

 

They are easy, and they always turn out really cute. Plus, I always have paper plates hanging around! For a winter theme, I did two winter animals, a penguin and a polar bear!

 

winter animal paper plate crafts

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

acrylic paint set

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2. Set-up

 

Paint a paper plate black using acrylic paint! Cut out wings using black card stock paper. Lastly, create a small triangle for a beak and small semi-circles for feet using orange card stock.

 

3. Activity

 

a. Penguin– Using hot glue, glue the wings on the plate’s side, and glue the feet on the bottom. Let the kids use regular glue to attach the cotton balls to the belly. They can also glue on the googly eyes and beak!

 

b. Polar bear– Cut the bottom of the plate to create paws. Make a white circle using white card stock to be the head. Also, using that paper, create semi-circle ears! Add googly eyes, a black pom, and paint some pink circles on the face. I drew in the mouth with a Sharpie. Have the kids glue on the poms!

 


Activity #24: Winter TP Roll Craft

 

Toilet paper roll crafts are enjoyable, and they always turn out super cute.

 

The best thing about them too is that you ALWAYS have them on hand! So all you need is a few craft supplies, and you are set.

 

winter TP rolls

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

craft TP rolls

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2. Set-up

 

Paint two TP rolls white. To create the penguin, paint the back and sides black and the center white.

 

3. Directions for each of the rolls

 

a. Polar Bear– Draw four paw prints using white card stock and a black marker. Hot glue these to the front of your TP roll! Create ears using white card stock and hot glue them to the inside of the tube. Make the face by gluing on googly eyes, a black pom for a nose, and draw in the mouth! Lastly, glue some cotton balls to the front tummy!

 

b. OlafHot glue three poms to the bottom of the tube for his buttons! Grab five sticks from outside to create the arms and Olaf’s hair. Use hot-glue to hold these sticks in place. To create his face, glue on googly eyes, a nose cut out of orange card stock, and use a Sharpie to draw in his mouth. Lastly, to make Olaf’s feet cut some circles out of white paper and glue them on the bottom.

 

c. PenguinCreate wings by using black paper and glue them to the side. Hot glue googly eyes, an orange beak to create the face. Cut semi-circles out of orange paper and glue them to the bottom for the feet. Add ear muffs by hot-gluing two poms and a pipe cleaner at the top of the TP roll!

 


Activity #25: Tactile Winter Boards

 

Tactile boards have become a staple activity that I do with my kids each season!

 

It’s so fun to come up with the ideas to put on these boards. Tactile learners learn best by having hands-on learning experiences.

 

tactile boards winter

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

colored clothespins

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2. Set-up

 

Cut your piece of cardboard into squares. Then, with a Sharpie, write a few numbers at the bottom.

 

3. Activity

 

Have your child count the number of objects on each board, then use the clothespin to show the correct number! Using the clothespins is great for fine motor skills.

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities

 


Activity #26: Penguin Skating Sensory

 

Here’s another icy play set-up that’s perfect for winter play! Ice skating with penguins!

 

The amazing thing about this is that it’s really easy to do, and the kids will love sliding these little guys all over the ice!

 

penguin sensory ice activity

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

sensory trays

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2. Set-up

 

Put some water inside your sensory bin and pop it in the freezer for a bit. Add a few drops of blue liquid watercolors to the water to make it blue (optional). Put some water in an ice tray, add in the penguins, and place in the freezer.

 

3. Activity

 

Take the tray out of the freezer and take the ice out that has the penguins in it. Place the penguins on the ice and have the kids slide them all over!

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Bins For Kids

 


Activity #27: Snowflake Alphabet Puzzles

Here are my foam shapes, yet again! But, this time, it’s snowflakes!

 

Cutting these snowflakes in half is a festive and fun way to work on alphabet matching! This is an important skill to work on because knowing both the upper and lower case letters is something your child needs to know before heading into kindergarten.

 

snowflake letter puzzles

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

foam snowflakes

foam snowflakes

 

2. Set-up

 

Cut the snowflakes in the middle. You can do straight lines, curvy, or zig-zag! Write the upper and lower case letters on each side of the tree. Mix up and set out for your child.

 

3. Activity

 

They should put the snowflakes together, so the upper and lower case letters match-up! The pieces should go together perfectly, so they will know if they are correct or not! They should identify each letter before beginning.

 

When I do activities like this, I give my 3-year-old one piece then give him three options to choose from. This narrows it down a little more for them and shows me he can identify the letter out of a group.

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #28: Sticky Wall Snowman

 

Contact paper activities are always engaging for kids! It’s fun for them to place objects on the wall and see them stick there!

 

This is a PERFECT indoor activity when it’s too cold to go outside and make a real snowman!

 

sticky wall snowman

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

colored card stock

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2. Set-up

 

Peel the backing off the contact paper and tape it up on the wall with the sticky side facing out. Draw three circles with a Sharpie to create a snowman.

 

3. Activity

 

Let the kids make their own snowman by using the materials that I listed above! They will have a blast putting the cotton balls around the whole snowman and adding all the fun accessories!

 


Activity #29: Snowglobe Letter Find

 

I’m a sucker for a good alphabet activity! The kids especially love activities when paint is involved. It makes the activity WAY more engaging.

 

This snowglobe letter matching activity was a HUGE hit and a great way to practice letter recognition.

 

snowglobe letter find

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Snowball Letters+ Numbers.

 

2. Set-up

 

Work on lower or upper case letters or numbers 1-20 with my FREE printable. Print which ones you want to work on. Create the snowglobe by making a circle out of blue paper. Then, cut a long trapezoid shape out of black paper and glue them together.

 

3. Activity

 

Have them use the clothespin that is attached to the pom and dip it in the paint. Say a number or letter to your kiddo and have them dab which one you said! Go through each one until they are all painted!

 

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Activity #30: Winter Number Building

 

I never realized how important it was for kindergarteners to know the different ways to identity numbers until this year when my daughter brought home her homework.

 

Her math homework was matching up numbers with tally marks, finger counting, 10 frames, dice, and dominos every night.

 

number building activity

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

  • Winter Number Building Sheets
  • pencil
  • crayons

 

Click HERE to grab your Winter Number Building Sheets.

 

2. Set-up

 

Print off the numbers that you want to work on! Included in this pack are numbers 1-20.

 

3. Activity

 

Have the kids complete each number worksheet! They should use a pencil to write portions of the activities and use a crayon for coloring in the snowballs! Have them count out loud and tell you the number they are working on so you can check for understanding.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

Winter themed activities are a blast to do with the kids. This is the first year I really got into the winter theme with them.

 

Do you have any great winter-themed activities that you would like to share with our community? We all benefit from hearing about new learn and play ideas! Please share your ideas in the comments below!

 

Enjoy the winter season with your family!

 

Happy Learning

 

Deena

ABCDeeLearning

One Comment

  • Melinda

    We tried the salt snowflake painting – poor glue made them less than pretty but toddler still loved it. Our watercolors didn’t really work out either but we pivoted and turned it into dropper paint and he played for a solid 20 minutes!

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