I love good winter themed art activities for preschoolers, but I also know that I need to accommodate some really good winter learning activities for preschoolers. Below you will find my students top 10 winter learning activities for preschoolers that will keep them engaged and learning all winter long.
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Winter Themed Science Activities for Preschoolers
My students love a good science activity and these winter themed science activities for preschoolers are ones that will get repeated over and over again because the children keep asking for them.
Winter Rain Science Activity
This is a simple water play science activity where children can learn how rain is formed in clouds.
All you need to do is pock holes in the bottom of a clear plastic cup, I used a hot nail to make the holes. Add a little bit of blue watercolor to the water and give children a can of shaving cream to make a cloud in the cup.
Have children scoop water with a tablespoon or small measuring cup and pour it over the shaving cream cloud.
Children will discover that the water builds up in the cloud to form rain that falls from the clouds.
Winter Ice Science Activity
Children will enjoy building ice sculptures with ice cubes, salt and liquid watercolors.
Set is simple, all you will need is a tray like a cookie sheet with sides, ice, salt, liquid watercolors or food coloring.
Have children stack ice and use the salt to help the ice stick together. Then have them drip different colors on top of the structure so that they can observe the color following through to channels that the salt formed.
Winter Iceberg Engineering Activity
My children grab this activity tray almost every day so that they can build and rebuild icebergs for the arctic animals.
Winter Themed Math Activities for Preschoolers
Winter STEAM Math Activity
Snowflakes are nothing but amazing. I love to share with children how each snowflake is different in shape, size and patterns.
The beautiful thing about snowflakes is that they are symmetrical. With this loose parts activity children can learn how to build symmetrical snowflakes with a loose parts tray of different color and size of floral stones.
Winter Math Counting Activity
Stringing beads is always a class favorite so when you pull out this bead stringing activity your children will be sure to give it a try.
All you need to do is grab some bamboo skewers, snowflake beads or winter-colored beads and the snowflake number printable. You can grab it for FREE in the freebie vault.
Stick skewers into a foam board and tape the snowflakes to the board and away you go.
Math Mitten Activities for Preschool
Mitten Graphing Activity
I don’t know which one of these math mitten activities are the children’s favorite because they enjoyed each and every one of them.
If I have to pick one I would have to say I enjoyed doing the mitten graphing activity with them the most. I always like doing data collecting activities with the children because their eyes just light up when they are able to answer questions based on their data collection sheet.
Mitten Pattern Activity
Patterns, patterns everywhere.
My children have been rocking the pattern skills and I chalk it all up to these fun hands-on learning activities that incorporate building patterns.
All you need to do is put a bunch of color mittens in a sensory tray and encourage your kiddos to make patterns as they tweezer the mittens out.
Mitten Number Order Activity
Winter Themed Language and Literacy Activities
Snowflake Sticker Letter Activities
This is one of my class favorites! I mean all children love to use stickers and if I can use stickers in a way to help them learn their letters then I’m going to do it.
All you need to do is add letters to the FREE printable that you can find in the freebie vault. Print and place around your classroom. Write letters on dot stickers for the children to use to walk around the room and find the matching letter snowflake.
Mitten Beginning Sound Picture Cards
If an activity has a data sheet my preschoolers will run to the activity. They especially like to find the letters in their name and then write each of those letters on their letter data collecting sheet.
Well, that’s the top 10 winter learning activities for preschoolers, I hope you found a few that will help you with all of your planning needs.
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Winter Themed Art Activities for Preschoolers
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.