Winter is a crazy season. It is magical with snowmen and snow flakes, hot chocolate and warm nights by the fire. It can get super cold outside but we can go stir crazy being inside. While many of these winter activities for preschoolers, toddlers and older kids will be able to enjoy many of them too. In this list you will find some fun winter crafts for preschoolers and winter activities for toddlers
Winter Crafts For Preschoolers
Winter is here, can you feel the cold? Now is a great time to talk about winter vocabulary words like cold, freezing, warm, jacket, socks, coats, snow, etc. Explore some of these ideas with the Winter Read Build Write Mats and Vocabulary Cards
These winter activities for kids are sure to keep you busy! This Snowman Craft is great for children of all ages.
These activity ideas, like our Winter Clip Cards For Early Math and Literacy, can help you keep your kids entertained inside or out in the winter. Having a few of these activities ready and on hand will make your winter easier and your kids winter super fun!
Plus don’t forget about Winter Hat Color Matching Activity.
The Winter Ten Frames is a great themed educational activity for winter.
Did you play with dress up dolls when you were younger? I did and LOVED them. These Winter Dress up dolls are perfect for introducing dress up to your kids or ensuring they have a fun time this winter.
Sometimes the winter can be brutal outside and even though kids want to build snowmen, it is just too cold. This super cute printable Snowman Dress Up set is perfect for building a snowman inside and staying warm!
Tracing is an important tool for helping children master pencil grip as well as handwriting skills, but it is fun too. These Gingerbread Tracing Printables are perfect for helping your kids this winter!
Another fun indoor activity that will fill your kids’ winter bucket is this Kids Snow and Arctic Exploration sensory bin. Kids will enjoy the ‘snow’ and they can learn all about the cold weather animals that can live outside in the freezing temperatures.
Word mats are a fantastic way to help kids with letter recognition, sight words, handwriting, and more. These Winter Read Build Write Mats will help kids recognize, build and write any words that you put in front of them.
When it gets cold enough outside, even bubbles freeze. This can be a perfect activity to explain how and why ice crystals form in the frigid temperatures.
This science experiment is perfect for winter days when hot chocolate is a must. The only thing is, this is not your average hot chocolate and kids will love the surprise! I love fun surprises on our winter science activities for preschoolers. These little ones always get so excited!
Did you know you can make your own frost? This is a great experiment to show kids what exactly frost is and how it is created!
If you don’t have snow outside but your kids want to play in it, don’t fret. This activity makes instant snow right in your kitchen. Don’t forget your gloves!
A snowman and snowball math activity that can be adjusted for kids in preschool all the way up to elementary school. This is a fun way to play with snow without kids freezing their fingers!
If your little one is learning the alphabet this adorable snow globe printable is a perfect alphabet match activity for winter.
If being outside is what you and your kids want to do, grab a ton of snow balls and some cans and practice letters, numbers, math equations and more with this fun snowball toss activity
Building number sense is easy with these adorable snow themed ten frame cards.
For those of us that live in an area where snow is not normal, we can still have thematic fun with snowflakes and snowballs and this is the perfect activity!
In this sensory activity, which can be done inside or out, the snow becomes the blank white canvas for a child to create art. This is great for kids of any age!
Slime is some kids favorite type of sensory activity. It is easy to make slime into a winter theme with a crystal blue color and snowflake sequins!
This dino melt is a perfect activity for keeping kids entertained. With science and sensory mixed kids will enjoy melting their toys from out of the ice!
If you are looking for easy winter crafts for preschoolers then the following activities are perfect!
I love snowflakes not only for their beauty and magic but because each one is different from the other, just like with people. This is a fun puzzle that kids can help make and each one will be different.
Slime into a winter theme are a quintessential winter activity. They are so cute but can be difficult for little ones to decorate. This gingerbread house is kid safe and can be decorated all season long!
This slime into a winter theme is not only a super cute craft that can be turned into a decoration piece but is also a great activity for strengthening fine motor skills!
Another fine motor skill strengthening activity turned craft is this slime into a winter theme. Kids will enjoy tearing paper as well as using paint to create this adorable piece!
Kids love forts, right? This activity takes fort building to a whole new level. This pretend play activity is perfect for a super cold day outside!
Icicle are another fascinating part of winter and this winter activity allows kids to make their own!
Sensory bins are also an excellent way to spend time indoors! This adorable winter themed sensory bin is sure to be a hit.
Suncatchers are even beautiful in the winter, especially when they have such sweet winter themes as with this holly and berry themed sun catcher.
Snowflakes will always be one of the best winter crafts for preschoolers. They are unique to each child and incorporate art and creativity while working on those fine motor skills.
Whether you are trying to have fun outside or trying to stay warm inside, these activities are perfect for kids in the winter. If you are having a winter themed unit study or enjoy doing hands on activities with your kids these are the best!
These winter crafts for preschoolers and winter activities for kids are a great way to embrace the weather outside, learn vocabulary words and enjoy the season!