Although today is sunny, it is darn chilly. Winter is upon us and so are my new winter theme preschool lesson plans.
The sun warms my kids backs as they play on the trampoline and swing on our playset outside, melting away the last patches of the snow. It’s the first day in several weeks that has been warm enough for the kids to really play outside. It’s barely above freezing; about 35 degrees to be exact, but compared to the last few weeks it feels warm and toasty. So much so that I’ve opened the windows in my house!
But we can’t let the sun fool us. It is still winter and there is a cold and bitter bite in the air. Soon my toddlers will come inside with hands that have become red and chilled even through their cute, striped mittens that tie to their coats.
So, while my kids are outside enjoying a dose of Vitamin D, I’m inside putting the finishing touches on my latest set of preschool lesson plans.
These lesson plans are the exact lesson plans I’ve paired with my preschool literacy and math curriculum. The exact set of winter theme lesson plans I’m using with my preschoolers. And it is full of so many fun activities to celebrate the winter season. We’ve already begun our winter theme, and it has been a huge hit!
Included in Winter Theme Lesson Plans
This winter themed unit is designed specifically for preschool and pre-kindergarten students! It can even be scaffolded for toddlers (my 2’s class loves the songs and art!) and would be a great compliment to kindergarten intervention.
Included activities in this WINTER UNIT FOR PRESCHOOLERS:
- 8 circle time activities
- 4 literacy activities
- 4 math activities
- 2 writing activities
- 2 vocabulary activities
- 2 science/engineering activities
- 2 art activities
- 2 fine motor activities
- 2 gross motor activities
- 1 sensory table idea
- 1 dramatic play idea
- 1 block play idea
Included is everything you need to teach a winter them unit in preschool, from circle time songs and activities to literacy and math activities, science and art, fine and gross motor skills. Even ideas for dramatic play, sensory and block play are included. Pair this winter themed preschool unit with my Preschool Literacy Lesson Plans Bundle and my Preschool Math Lesson Plans Bundle (or you can purchase them from my Teachers Pay Teachers store), and you quite literally will have everything you need for effective and fun winter theme!
A Closer Look at Some of the Winter Theme Activities
Sensory Snowman Anchor Chart
The children use their five senses to describe a snowman. What does a snowman look like, or feel like, or smell like? This is an excellent activity to develop oral language skills and build vocabulary.
Winter “Would You Rather?” Graphing Activity
Preschoolers have decisions to make in this graphing activity. The lesson plans include a set of winter activity cards that can be switched out at the bottom of the graph, thus changing the graphing content. In my preschool class, we found that most of the children would rather go sledding over build a snowman, but almost all the students would rather drink hot cocoa over sledding. (However, some wanted to go sledding first and then come inside for hot cocoa).
Winter Bingo Game
Preschoolers love to paly Bingo, so I included a winter bingo game as a way to teach my preschooler winter theme vocabulary.
Other Winter Theme Activities Included
There are simply too many activities in these winter theme preschool lesson plans to list them all in one post. Included are four new winter songs written by myself, circle time printables, ideas for centers and easy and inexpensive science and art activities. My preschoolers are loving the fine and gross motor activities, too!
These lesson plans are all inclusive.
You can pick and choose what you would like to teach from them, or you can follow them step-by-step. I also designed the activities to reuse the same printables, limiting the amount of printing needed and laminating needed.
Get Your Winter Theme Preschool Lesson Plans
No set of winter lesson plans are complete without some wonderful picture books. These are just a few of our favorite winter theme books.
Looking for Reading or Math Lesson Plans for Preschool?
Do you like having your lesson plans done in advance in a systematic and intentional manner? Then my Preschool Literacy Lesson Plans Bundle and my Preschool Math Lesson Plans Bundle are just what you are looking for! (These are also sold in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.)
I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am 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 range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about 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