Winter Activities for Kids
We had lots of fun learning about the cold and snow this week as we learned about Winter. Both of us (Kim and Amanda) did activities with the same theme, so this post includes activities we did in both households!!!
This weeks book choices for our Winter Books
Snowman Perspective Painting
Our spin on this Pinned project from Deep Space Sparkle, a blog about art activities and lessons to do with grade school children. To read the directions and see some of her student samples, stop by! She recommends making snow with Q-tips, but we love to use the ends of empty thread spools! I love my 5 year old take on this project, she explained that the snowman was looking down at the snow on the ground!
We read this cute story from Hallmark about the snow families that live in a snow globe which prompted a story writing called “What’s Shakin in Snowflake City” .
We sent big brother back to college today so my 5 year old made this for him for his dorm room. She cut out the circle and hat and scarf by herself. She made them Orange and Blue for GO GATORS and GO BRONCOS!
Winter Sight Word Book Printable
We practiced number words and plurals in our Winter Sight Word Book. Here’s your own printable. I love how they have to remember what they have added on each page to check for comprehension. At the very last page have your little one write the words under each number that matches, under one would be mouth, hat, scarf etc. Or they could draw it if they aren’t ready for writing words just yet.
Since we live in the South where it never snows and hardly ever gets very cold, we have to celebrate a little when it freezes things. We’re lucky that both of our parents live where it’s very cold so our children have experienced snow too. However we’ve learn through teaching it’s important for children to observe these changes in weather. This week we actually got down to 22 degrees one night, which broke a record, so we decided it was time to freeze some water outside. We filled up all sorts of containers, even our bird bath, and froze them overnight. It was a fun science experiment for my daughter. We used the afternoon to go outside and fill up some random containers with water. She was so excited to go out the next morning to see what had happened. And to watch what happened as the day progressed. Water tables are great for this science experiment.
Stamping with Snowflakes
Make your own stamps from foam snowflakes and bottle caps. Great for little hands to use and build find motor skills. You could also work on patterning with different designs or colors.
Signs of Winter Printables
We’ve created our own Winter Journal and Observation Sheet. Click here for the printable.