Brrr! Baby, it is cold outside!
We have been hit with an unusual amount of snow this year, which my preschoolers are adoring, but unfortunately that has meant several days of school closures, both my preschool and the district schools. My kids and I are starting to feel a little snowed in since temperatures have dropped to single digits on some days, meaning it’s unsafe to even play outside. So, I’m sharing 35+ crazy awesome snow day activities you can do right from home.
Where I live, it hasn’t snowed like this since I was a kid in the 80’s. I’m in awe of the amount of snow we’ve received this winter, and the fact that it hasn’t melted off between storms is also unusual. The school districts have called several snow days already this winter, and I’ve had to limit the time my preschoolers and kids have spent out galavanting in the snow because of temperatures well below freezing, sometimes even in single digits.
This is where a rock solid collection of winter themed activities come in really handy. Really, really handy.
Because while I love having my kids home from school to enjoy the snow we seldom get, we get just a little stir crazy when we have to spend the time inside…you know…when it;s just too darn cold to play outside!
Enter, over 35 crazy awesome and fun snow day activities to keep the kiddies happy.
35+ Snow Day Activities for Preschoolers
From sensory play and art to educational printables and crafts pairing with books, I’ve got you covered…and your kids entertained. You’re welcome. 😉
Winter Sensory Play
A new sensory activity will keep the kiddies busy having fun for the better part of the day!
Melted Snowman Sensory Play by Still Playing School
Winter Fun with Snow Dough by Gift of Curiosity
Easy Winter Discover Bottles by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Water Bead and Snow Play by There’s Just One Mommy
Snowflake Themed Invitation to Play by Stay At Home Educator
Hide and Seek Penguin Activity by Schooling a Monkey
The Best Snow Dough by Adventures in Wunderland
Snow Gel by Kids Crafts Room
Painting With Snow by Sparkly Buds
Mess Free Snowflake Sensory Bag by Crafts on the Sea
Winter Process Art and Crafts
If the cold weather is keeping your kids inside, then maybe some process art or a craft to get their creative juices flowing.
Easy Icicle Process Art by Mommy’s Bundle
Salt Crystal Snowflakes by LittleBins for Little Hands
Snowman Craft With Scissor Practice by School Time Snippets
Play Dough Snowman Kit for Kids by Non-Toy Gifts
Sparkly Mixed Media Winter Paintings by Stay At Home Educator
Play Dough Snowman Kit for Kids by Non-Toy Gifts
Snowflake Craft for Family Dinner Bookclub by Sunny Day Family
Yarn Pom Pom Snowman and Snow Woman by The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Invitation to Build a Snowman Art Activity by Fun With Mama
Fluffy Paper Plate Snowmen by Stay At Home Educator
Winter Bubble Wrap Tree by Arty Crafty Kids
Puffy Paint Melted Snowman Craft by Messy Little Monster
Salt Dough Keepsake by Learning and Exploring Through Play
Tissue Painted Snowflakes by The Pinterested Parent
Topographic Melting Snowmen by Stay At Home Educator
Sparkly Snowman Craft by Zing Zing Tree
Paper Plate Snowflakes by Little Worlds
Scissor Practice Snowmen by Crafty Kids at Home
Winter Cookie Cutter Process Art by Stay At Home Educator
Don’t want to interrupt your preschool homeschooling? No problem. These winter printables are so fun!
Snowman Counting Clip Cards by Mom Explores the Smokies
Snowman Button Counting Printable by Tot Schooling
Snowy Day Writing Tray with Printable by Modern Preschool
Wintery Number Sense Snowflake Printable by Royal Baloo
Snowman Pattern Sequencing Puzzles by Simple Fun For Kids
Winter Crafts Based on Books
Yeti Winter Craft by Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Penguin Story Stones by Adventures of Adam
Stick Man Story Sack by Play and Learn Everyday
Winter Theme Preschool Lesson Plans by Stay At Home Educator
Some of our favorite winter themed books
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
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