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Winter Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Are you beginning to plan some upcoming, wintery-fun for your preschooler or kindergartener? If so, here are a few great, winter actvitiy ideas to get you started!

Goals for winter activities

Before we begin, lets decide what our goals are for planning these activities. Here are a few of my educational objectives:

  • Identify seasonal characteristics and weather of winter
  • Differentiate winter from the other seasons
  • Build preschool and kindergarten skills through winter-themed music, crafts, activities, math, language, and imaginative play.

Do your kids know their seasons?

The best way to teach kids about their seasons is to take them outside and explore! For winter, let them observe the bare trees and the chilly temperatures. Let them hear the crunch of the icy ground as they walk around and smell the air for wood-burning fireplaces throughout their neighborhood.

Let them play in the snow, then come inside and warm up with a hot cup of cocoa. As you warm up, read some books about winter, do a craft, or practicing counting using winter-related items.

The more kids get to experience (outdoors and indoors) , the more they will associate new feelings and characteristics with the winter season.

Outdoor Winter Activities for Preschoolers

  • Go on a nature walk
  • Play in the snow
  • Start a collection (rocks, sticks, etc)
  • Practicing Sorting using outdoor findings (nature sorting mats)
  • Go bird watching
  • Go Sledding
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Winter Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Picture books about winter

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What is Winter Poem for Winter Unit

I always like to add a memory piece to our units. Here is our Winter poem download if you would like to add a printed copy to your unit as well.

Printable Winter Poem

Toy and prop ideas for Winter unit

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Winter-themed music and videos

Winter crafts for preschoolers

Four Seasons Tree Craft

Winter activities for preschool and kindergarten

Printable Winter I spy game

Winter Math Activities for Kindergarten and Preschool

Winter counting clip cards

Winter Literacy and Handwriting

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Winter Prewriting and Activities

Winter Emergent Readers

I See Winter Emergent Reader

Dramatic play ideas for preschool winter unit

Printable Winter-Themed Unit Builder

For my homeschool moms and teacher friends, I’ve put together all these ideas into a printable resource. This unit builder includes everything in this post and also leaves room for you to add material lists and notes.

Whether you are creating a winter-themed lesson plan for preschool or kindergarten or just thinking of adding some activities into your winter homeschool preschool unit later this year, this is a great printable preschool resource to reference with a lot of ideas to choose from!

Download Winter Unit Study Plan

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What are some of your favorite Winter activities for preschool and kindergarten?

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