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20 Fun Winter Activities for Preschool






Winter is in full swing in the country from the end of November.
The cold winds bite and the trees are now bare.
Thick coats are needed along with woolly hats, scarves and gloves.
Nights sitting in, in front of the fire all snug under warm blankets.

What better way to look into enjoying Winter with your Preschoolers than to do some Wintery activities together?

Here is a list of 25 Preschool activities guaranteed to be lots of fun!!

1) Read a Winter themed story together. Stories really do set a great foundation to anything. Our favourite winter themed story is Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell. The pictures are beautiful and the story is charming and magical. It has such a touching message - "Every snowflake is different, every snowflake is perfect." Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell (Amazon Affiliate)

























2) Create a Sensory Box - Sensory Boxes provide hands on learning that stimulate the senses. You can even consider any learning outcomes you wish to work on with your preschooler. From learning to recognise their numbers, spelling, storytelling and hunt and finds this post from One Time Through is full of ideas.

























3) Create a busy bag - Busy bags are activities in a bag that can be transported easily, if you are visiting relatives or going out for a family meal busy bags are great at keeping children amused. They are also great for little activities when you are all at home. It gives the children something to occupy them whilst you busy cooking the tea for example. Sunny Day family have a lovely idea to build a snowman.

























4) Play dough Snowmen - Playdough is great for developing fine motor skills, creating, exploring and imagining. This looks like so much fun and I love how there is lots of materials to add to the dough creating different textures. Multicrafting Mummy share this beautiful post.

























5) Create Textured Art - Make some 3D textured art with your preschooler. Set out an array of different crafty bits and see what they create. Sand in my Toes

























6) Beaded Snowflakes - These look so beautiful and effective! A very simple craft idea that would make pretty decorations for afterwards. The Inspired Tree House




















7) Snowflake Soup - from here at Learning and Exploring Through Play. Does your pre-schooler enjoy playing with water? This is a great activity to set up for them if they do! Will keep them entertained for ages as their imagination flies away with them. Read more.

























8) Sparkly Gel Dough - Wow! This looks so attractive - I would love to explore this one myself! This is created using some simple ingredients. This is definitely on my to do list! In The Playroom




















9) Paint Snow - This is a new one for me but looks like so much fun! What a beautiful, large, white canvas the snow has to offer. Wrap up warm and get out there to express yourself.  Lemon Lime Adventures share a fantastic post on all you need to know for creating snow paint outside.



















Why now have a go at 'painting snow' indoors too? - Kitchen Floor Crafts show us how.

























10) Peppermint Slime - Mama OT share with us a how to make peppermind slime. What a wonderful sensory activity!


















11) Frosted Snowflake Craft - These snowflakes look so effective! A lovely craft using salt crystals, head on over to  My Little 3 and Me to find out more.

























12) Wooden Spool Snowmen - These are just adorable! Cindy O'Brien shares in a guest post on our blog exactly how you can set about making these at home. Read more




















13) Venture outside on a woodland walk. See what signs of winter nature you can find. Can you find any robins flying about? Take some photographs of frosty, iced over pathways, branches and grass.

























14) Create a Winter Wonderland with Snow dough - Gather up your favourite characters for some small world play. Love Play and Learn

























15) Popsickle Sticks Snowflakes - Endless design opportunities. Pint Sized Treasures

























16) Ice in a Balloon - One all the ice is set in the balloon, remove the balloon and explore the melting ice. This post gives you lots of ideas for talking points with your preschooler.  Science Sparks
























17) Paint Robins with your feet - Robins can be spotted all around this time of year. Be sure to be pointing them out where you can. This is a lovely idea from Messy Little Monster.


























18) Create Bird Feeders from here at Learning and Exploring Through Play -
This post will suprize you at just how easy these are to make! Teach your preschooler all about looking after local wildlife. Hang them outside and see how many birds you can spot enjoying your creations. Read more




















19) Make a snowman sensory bag - Adventures of Adam
Very simple activity with shaving foam in a bag. Stimulating touch and with no mess! 


















20) Create Ice Art, this beautiful ice art is great to make for any season! - What do we do all day
There we have it - a round up of 20 fun winter activities for your preschooler.




















21) Create a Winter Nature Basket. - Learning and Exploring Through Play.
Enjoy a Walk together and get out collecting Nature for a Basket to explore at home.




















22) Enjoy Winter Soup - Learning and Exploring Through Play
A wonderful sensory opportunity for some water play, creating some delicious Winter Soup.




















23) Snowflake Playdough - Learning and Exploring Through Play
Snowflake crafts and activities are so appealing to me and this one was enjoyed by my toddler so much!

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  1. Thanks for including our play dough snowmen!

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  2. What a great list of 20 fun winter activities for preschool students. I found all of these activities very useful. I am working in a Phoenix preschool and it would be great way to organize winter activities in the class. Thanks for the idea.

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