Winter is here, and we are all trying to re-energize after the holidays. One of the ways I dive into winter with glee is to embrace all things winter wonderland with snow activities, snowmen books, snowflake crafts, and so much more. This list of more than 50 winter activities for preschoolers will keep your preschool class exploring, even if they are stuck inside at recess!
Snow and Ice Activities for Preschool
I say I love the snow, but I only really love it when it shuts our little island down, and we are all forced to take a few days off and literally chill out. What I am saying is I am a terrible Canadian who has become soft when it comes to snow since moving to the West Coast. That little admission aside, I do love exploring snow and ice with preschoolers. It’s so much fun to see them connect science to their own lives.
Snowmen, Snowflakes, and Other Winter Crafts
Crafts help children develop fine motor skills, and when offered with flexible boundaries, they help children tap into their creativity too.
Melted Snowman Craft
Winter Circle Time Lessons
These lessons all include fun winter books and more.
Winter Sensory Play
Squish, splash, and dig into a winter theme with these ideas.
Work on making shapes and learning the shapes of letters with this fake snow writing tray, it’s perfect for your literacy center!
This snowballs and snowflake sensory play activity from Fantastic Fun & Learning is great for any weather.
Winter Math Activities
I love teaching math, maybe because I hated learning it. There are so many ways to make math fun, here are a few for your winter classroom.
Here are a few different winter book round-ups for you!
ARE YOUR FAVORITE WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS ON THIS LIST?
If not, I’d love to hear what yours are and invite you to check out all our winter ideas for preschool here!
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