I have an annoying habit. It involves my thought process right before a nice, loooong Christmas break, Spring Break, or even sometimes Summer. I start to think about that day, week, or month when we have to come baaaaack. The thought of empty lesson plans for preschool in winter sends chills throughout my body! That is why I have teamed up with some amazing people to bring you this all-inclusive, cross-curricular, hands-on packet of Winter Lesson Plans for Preschool: Literacy, Science, Math! Can I get a big ol’ sigh of relief?!
Winter Lesson Plan Ideas for Preschool
WINTER ACTIVITIES FOR preschoolers
EXPLORING THE SEASON WITH PRESCHOOLERS IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN! WINTER THEME PRESCHOOL ACTIVITIES BRING THE SEASON TO LIFE WHILE KEEPING THEM ENGAGED:
Preschoolers haven’t been around for too many winters. They might understand the weather gets colder, or maybe they have memories of sledding, skating, or drinking hot cocoa.
Or maybe they live in a warm climate and have only seen snow on T.V. and are wondering why!
It’s important to help them connect the special events, weather, holidays, and winter activities with real life. This helps young children form a solid foundation of what each season means, and the overall cycle of the seasons each year.
This amazing set of winter activities lesson plans for preschool covers a TON of curricular ground:
- Art projects
- Science experiments for kids
- Winter math activities
- Letter themed activities
- Social Studies learning activities
- Fine and gross motor ideas
- Sensory preschool lesson ideas
- Social/emotional winter printable for preschool
We’ve truly got your entire month of January (or longer) covered!
In addition to preschool lesson plans that need nothing more than printing, we’ve included a list of books and songs that fit with a winter theme.
Each preschool winter activity or craft may also be differentiated to suit your students! We made sure to include:
Winter Science Activities for Preschoolers
WINTER SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS with preschoolers
WINTER SNOW AND ICE PROVIDE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTENERS TO EXPERIMENT!
- What causes snow to melt/freeze?
- Does snow melt faster in certain conditions?
- Where does the snow go when it melts?
- Why does ice freeze/melt?
- Where does it snow?
Once you pique their interest with fascinating preschool winter science lesson plans, you’ll be amazed at what your students begin to notice out their own front door, on the playground, or around town!
Why Is It Important For Kids To Celebrate the Season?
Learning that stretches across the curriculum, yet ties back into a winter theme, provides very meaningful connections for young learners.
Theme learning helps children tie what they learn at school to what’s happening in real life. When learning makes sense and children can “see” it beyond the classroom, it tends to stick.
Builds on Prior Knowledge
Children can use what they already know about winter to build a larger knowledge base as they continue to engage in winter-themed activities.
How To Use Winter Activities For Preschoolers In Your Lesson Plans
EXPLORING WINTER with preschoolers
THIS COMPREHENSIVE SET OF FREE PRINTABLE WINTER WORKSHEETS, CRAFT IDEAS, COUNTING ACTIVITIES, AND MORE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.
All you need to do is print the winter-themed preschool lesson activity plans.
Then, decide which activities you want to use, gather the supplies, and check off “lesson plans” from your long list of to-dos!
Your students will love exploring winter!
Other Ways To Use The Winter Activities for Preschoolers:
Send Activities Home
Didn’t get to a fun winter math activity during preschool? Send it home for families to play a winter counting game together.
Read Themed Books
Don’t let our list of recommended reading be the end of your explorations of winter-themed books! There are so many! Place them in your classroom library and let your students enjoy.
Theme learning can sometimes feel overwhelming because there are actually TOO MANY activities you want to do! Create a little order by setting specific days of the week for each subject.
Our Favorite Preschool Winter Theme Books:
We can’t live without these!
Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
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The Biggest Snowman EverSneezy the SnowmanAnimals in Winter (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science)Goodbye Autumn, Hello WinterWinter DanceThe Story of Snow: The Science of Winter’s Wonder (Weather Books for Kids, Winter Children’s Books, Science Kids Books)Little Critter: Just a SnowmanSnow BirdsPete the Cat: Snow Daze (My First I Can Read)Stopping By Woods on a Snowy EveningHello, World! Arctic AnimalsThe Snowy Day (Picture Puffin Books Book 1)Un Dia de Nieve (Spanish Edition)