This list of winter activities for preschoolers is filled with easy ideas; from snowman crafts to snow activities for preschoolers, it has it all. Winter is here, and we are ready to create the best winter lesson plans for our preschool classes. 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 Activities for Preschoolers
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 for Preschoolers
Crafts help children develop fine motor skills, and when offered with flexible boundaries, they help children tap into their creativity too.
Melted Snowman Craft – I don’t have a post for this popular winter craft for preschoolers. It’s so easy. Just make the shaving cream puffy paint from this post and add foam snowman parts. Toddlers LOVE this craft.
Winter Circle Time Lessons for Preschoolers
These lessons all include fun winter books and more.
Winter Activities with 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 for Preschoolers
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 preschool or kindergarten classroom.
Here are a few different winter book round-ups for you!
Need even more? Didn’t find the ideas you like? I’d love to hear what yours are and invite you to check out all our winter ideas for preschool here!
If you need even more ideas for winter learning at preschool, check out our winter thematic units in our Teacher Shop!