I love how there is such a wide variety of winter learning activities! We start our winter theme as soon as we get back from break at the start of January. We include ice and snow, winter clothing, and hibernation. When searching through Pinterest, there is a lot of crafty ideas floating around, but not as many learning activities. Therefore, I thought I’d highlight the learning activities that I think would work well with toddlers and preschoolers, including a couple of our own. (Note: some of these might need to be tweaked a bit for younger children. You know your toddlers best if you think these would work or would be best to wait another year.) I hope you enjoy this collection of 15 winter learning activities for preschoolers!
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15 Winter Learning Activities for Preschoolers
Work on a winter friendship pinecone after reading “Penguin and Pinecone”.
Use cotton balls for a snowball math activity. (Fun A Day)
Bring a bin of ice into the classroom for some winter fun.
Write your name in marshmallows. (Fun a Day)
Download free counting mats and have fun with hot cocoa math. (The Measured Mom)
Work on your choice of concepts while playing “Feed the Penguin”. (Little Family Fun)
Strengthen counting skills while playing a bear cave game. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Match mittens using clothespins. (Happy Hooligans)
Strengthen shape concepts while creating circle penguins. (Reading Confetti)
Print out some numbered snowmen and use them as counting cards. (Free printable from Making Learning Fun)
Cut mitten shapes from felt to create a snowflake counting activity. (To the Lesson)
Download penguin alphabet cards and use them for winter literacy activities. (Make, Take and Teach)
Practice simple counting skills while reciting “5 Little Snowmen“. (Free printable from The Activity Mom)
Put together a winter tot tray for some learning at the table. (My Life of Travels and Adventures)
Examine winter evergreen’s and freeze them in water for a science experiment. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Here are some more activities you might be interested in:
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