Brace yourself for a fantastic selection of winter preschool themes that will add a touch of magic to your Learn At Home preschool lesson plans!
As winter’s frosty days approach, there are so many fun winter themes to enhance preschool learning. From ice and snow or arctic animals to hibernation and baking, this post has all the best winter themes and free lesson plans.
In the eyes of a young child and their teacher, the winter season unfolds with its own unique charm, and it is a really special opportunity to enjoy an array of weekly preschool themes for winter.
Our Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans are super easy to use, and you’ll find most of the materials right at home. They work great for parents and teachers, whether you’re at home or in a classroom.
These fall preschool themes also pair beautifully with our Daily Lessons in Literacy and Math Preschool Curriculum.
What to Teach During Winter
Winter is the ideal season to captivate preschoolers and uncover the marvels of this chilly and still time of year. Hands-on winter activities will bring excitement back to learning with ideals of building snowmen and sipping hot cocoa during story time.
In winter, we shift to themes like snowflakes and frost, winter wildlife, cooking and baking, and holiday celebrations to make preschool learning fun and engaging. These winter themes not only keep the kids interested but also help them use their imagination, think critically, and interact with others.
Whether it’s building snowmen, crafting sparkly winter process art, or embarking on snowy winter walks, these winter lesson plan ideas offer an ideal avenue for young minds to explore, learn, and have a blast during the winter season.
Preschool Theme Ideas
It’s awesome to have preschool theme ideas for all the seasons. Check out the following posts for curated lists of preschool themes based on the time of year.
- Spring Preschool Themes
- Summer Preschool Themes
- Fall Preschool Themes
- Winter Preschool Themes (you are here)
- Anytime Preschool Themes
For more details on why I advocate for thematic learning, this article about thematic lesson plans is a must-read.
Winter Preschool Themes
When it comes to fall themes in preschool, you might wonder where to start. There are plenty of smaller theme ideas that work perfectly. Check out these suggestions for some inspiration!
- arctic animals
- cooking & baking
- dental health
- family & pets
- ice & snow
- nocturnal animals
- Valentine’s Day
- winter clothing
Winter Theme Preschool Activities
Celebrate the wonder of winter with a variety of exciting themes for preschool teaching.
Preschoolers can cozy up with a fuzzy blanket while being read winter themed picture books.
They can become adventurers as they learn about arctic animals and their icy northern habitat.
Holiday traditions around the world is another engaging winter preschool theme where children learn about different cultures.
Remember, the goal is to make learning enjoyable and hands-on, so adapt these activities to suit your preschoolers’ interests and needs.
Winter Themed Math Activities for Preschoolers
There’s no need to stress about our math printables for your winter preschool centers. These six math activities feature our favorite winter icons, making math learning a fun experience for the little ones.
These cute winter worksheets making learning math fun! they include scissor cutting practice, reading tally marks, ordering numbers and continuing patterns.
With these fun math activities, you can help your students learn important early mathematics skills while simultaneously learning more about the fascinating world of Arctic wildlife. Try these activities for arctic animals for preschool.
Winter Theme Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
These furry-friended winter literacy activities are printable, so you can add to your winter preschool centers, and best of all, the six printables also cover the components of early literacy in a fun, engaging, and age appropriate way.
Kids will have fun practicing letter recognition of both upper and lowercase letters with these free printable Snow Globe Letter Find pages. Simply use bingo dabber to dab the letters and make it snow in the snow globe.
These activities not only help students develop important early literacy skills like recognizing letters and understanding rhyming, but they also offer a great chance for your class to learn about some of the world’s most magnificent creatures.
Free Winter Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
Get ready for a winter wonderland of fun with our free lesson plans tailored for preschoolers!
Winter brings a bunch of cool things for kids to do. They can jump into snowy piles, find the best snow for building snowmen, and have a blast. It’s a season of endless fun!
Teachers can enrich their classroom by adding these engaging activities to their winter lesson plans. Whether it’s exploring snowy landscapes, making winter themed crafts, or discovering the marvels of the ice and icicles, winter provides a wonderful chance to captivate young minds and create lasting learning experiences.
Free Winter Themes Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
All the above links are completely free lesson plans for preschoolers. They have been hand-picked to be included in our favorite winter and arctic themed activities and lesson plans for preschool.
However, to save you some time, you can get all the above lesson plans for a winter theme, in addition to all our other Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans, in a single convenience bundle.
Winter Preschool Themes by Month
For preschoolers, arranging themes according to each month can create a well-structured and captivating learning journey during the winter season. Here are some thought-starters to spark your inspiration.
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.