Winter is a well loved preschool theme. From snow and ice to sledding and winter clothes, these preschool winter theme activities are fun and engaging while being packed full of learning.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit down with a notepad. It’s time to make a list of winter preschool activities to add to your preschool lesson plans.
Preschool Winter Activities for Fun Learning
There are so many activities to include in your winter preschool theme. So many, in fact, that sometimes it can be hard to know where to even start.
All these winter activities can be done with minimal supplies in the classroom or home. They are fantastic for preschoolers and a great addition to your winter theme lesson plans. If you are not a classroom teacher and are just looking for fun winter activities to do with your kids at home, these are perfect for you too!
Many of the ideas on this page can also be winter themed toddler activities.
FAQ About Teaching January Themes in Preschool
Like any preschool theme, there is always a larger theme that can be broken down into smaller themes. For example, in a winter preschool theme, you can teach your preschoolers about snow and ice, snowflakes, frozen ground, hibernating animals, sledding, winter clothing, cold weather animals and so on.
All of these things can be taught through winter themed alphabet activities, winter math activities, and of course, winter preschool art projects and sensory activities too!
Just see all the ideas below!
While still snowy woodland scenes are icons of winter landscape, you can teach a winter preschool even if it doesn’t snow where you live. You can still teach about ice and frozen things, hibernating animals, as well as coats and mittens.
You can purchase fake snow that makes a really fun science experiment, but you can even make your own faux snow by mixing baking soda and shaving cream together.
Our Favorite Winter Themed Picture Books
Any preschool theme is made better with some high quality picture books. Children love reading books that are rich in language and imagery. This is our go-to winter book list for preschoolers.
Our Favorite Winter Themed Math Manipulatives
Winter math activities can be even more fun with special winter themed manipulatives. These are some of our favorite items.
Then keep reading for more winter activities for preschoolers. Below I’ve listed out our best winter crafts and winter art activities for preschoolers.
Grab These Crafts Supplies for Winter
There are a few craft supplies that are used over and over again in winter process art for preschoolers, as well as other winter crafts for preschoolers. These are the items I always keep stocked in my preschool craft closet so my preschoolers never have to go without.
Then keep reading to see all our fine motor activities for your winter preschool theme.
The Best Tools for Fine Motor Skills
These in and of themselves are not strictly winter themed, just related to developing fine motor skills. Fine motor work has a huge impact on developing pencil grip, so if you plan to add any of the above fine motor activities to your winter preschool lesson plans, then you might like these tools.
More Printables for January Themes in Preschool
Do you have a winter fanatic on your hands? This winter activity pack is for your little one. Packed full of uniquely hands-on, printable winter activities, preschoolers love learning different math and literacy skills in a winter theme format.
This pack contains six fun and educational winter activities appropriate for preschool through kindergarten. Three activities are math based, three are literacy based. All are fun.