Inside: Put together preschool winter ideas with an snow and ice theme while also building a variety of skills. Free printable activities included!
Make sure to scroll down to grab the free winter printables, too!
Preschool Winter Ideas with Snow and Ice
Each of these activities work well with the snow and ice theme and are organized by type of activity. Some activities may be more suitable for preschoolers than toddlers, so choose the activities you feel work well with your children’s skill levels.
Snow and Ice Art
Alphabet Snowmen: Children are exposed to the alphabet while creating snowmen.
Mitten Painting in a Bag: Download the free printable for this fun sensory art activity.
Simple Snowman Art: Use empty thread spools or other shapes to stamp paint onto snowman-shaped paper.
Ice Painting: Probably the simplest and most fun winter activity we’ve done, and it’s loved every single time.
Watercolor Snowflakes: Work fine motor skills while dropping watercolors onto tissue paper snowflakes.
Easy Snowball Painting: A fun process art activity that uses what you already have!
Snow and Ice Fine Motor
Snow and Ice Writing Tray: Add this Frozen-inspired activity to your writing table. (I Can Teach My Child)
Ice Picking: This popular activity works on hand-eye coordination while strengthening fine motor skills. (Modern Preschool)
Snow and Ice Gross Motor
Indoor Skating: Get the heart pumping while using paper plates to glide around the room. (The Inspired Treehouse)
Snow and Ice Sensory Play
Frozen Shaving Cream: Shaving cream and ice make this Frozen-inspired bin full of winter fun. (Learn, Play, Imagine)
Taste Safe Snow Dough: Perfect for younger children who still put things in their mouths. (Powerful Mothering)
Snow and Ice Science
Magnetic Ice: Learn about ice and magnets at your science table. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Measuring Water in Snow: Find out how much water is in snow with this fun experiment. (Edventures with Kids)
Snow and Ice Color Recognition
Color Ice Hockey: Play table hockey while recognizing colors. (Teach Preschool)
Snow and Ice Cooking
Snowflake Cookies: A cold winter day is perfect for staying indoors and baking these easy cookies.
Snow and Ice Circle Time
5 Little Snowmen: Make your own puppets (printable included) and use them during circle time with this fun song. (From ABCs to ACTs)
Snow and Ice Playdough
Make a Snowman – Use white playdough and invite your children to make their own snowmen.
Snow Dough: Use this recipe to create your own snow dough for the playdough table. (A Little Pinch of Perfect)
Snow and Ice Free Printables
❄️Toddler and Preschool Winter Lesson Plans❄️
We’ve done the work for you! We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)!
Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for winter.
Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities!
Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
For more information, click on the graphics below: