Top 10 Winter Activities For Preschoolers

Winter Activities For Preschoolers

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It is easy to think of fun activities to do with preschoolers when the sun is shining, but it can be a bit tricky in winter. Only a few things can keep the toddlers happy and active in the cold weather. And just because you don’t get enough sunlight, it doesn’t mean that you have to hibernate until the arrival of spring. You should take advantage of the cozy weather by involving your kids in some educational activities. Here is our collection of ten winter activities for preschoolers to keep your tiny tots occupied during the winters.

1. Winter Bulletin Board:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Winter Bulletin Board

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You Will Need:

  • Snowman (created by kids).
  • White cardboards
  • Crayons
  • Blue poster board.
  • Epson salt
  • Chalk
  • Quilting batting
  • White cotton balls.

How To:

  1. Tell the preschoolers to design a snowman on the white cardboard. They are free to make it any way they like.
  1. Now tell them to mix Epson salt with water and apply the mixture on the poster board. It will create a snow effect.
  1. When the paint has dried, tell the kids to make snowflakes using the white chalk and hills using the batting.
  1. Glue a few cotton balls on the poster board.
  1. Now affix the snowman on the hill as if he is playing with the snowballs.

[ Read: Winter Crafts For Toddlers ]

2. Melt Ice With Salt:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Melt Ice With Salt

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You Will Need:

  • Small paper cups
  • Water
  • Disposable bowl
  • Eyedropper
  • Salt
  • Watercolor

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to fill the paper cups with water and freeze overnight.
  1. On the next day of the experiment, tell your toddler to peel off the paper and place the ice on the disposable bowl.
  1. Tell him to mix watercolor with water and drop the colored water on the ice using an eyedropper.
  1. Now tell your kid to sprinkle some salt on the ice and see what happens.
  1. The salt will melt the ice, and the colored water will make the salt granules look like colored crystals.

3. Ice Sculpture Scavenger Hunt:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Ice Sculpture Scavenger Hunt

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You Will Need:

  • Sand toys
  • Food coloring in different colors
  • Water

How To:

  1. Tell your child to make different batches of colored water using food coloring. Make sure you assist your kid in this method.
  1. Pour the colored water into the molds and freeze overnight.
  1. When the kids are sleeping, remove the mold and hide them in the backyard, in the snow.
  1. When the kids are up, tell them to search for the snow sculptures. This is the perfect winter themed activities for preschoolers to enjoy making ice sculpture  to beat winter blues.

[ Read: Art Activities For Preschoolers ]

4. Play Dough Snow Balls:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Play Dough Snow Balls

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You Will Need:

For The White Play Dough:

  • 1 cup corn flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • A few drops liquid glycerin
  • Silver glitter

How To:

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and add the oil.
  1. Now pour the boiling water and mix well. Knead to make the dough soft and smooth. Add glitter if desired.
  1. Now tell your preschooler to roll the dough into snowballs. He can even make stars, snowmen or castles with this play dough.

It is the best winter themed preschool activities for your kids to enjoy during winter season.

5. Marshmallow Snowman:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Marshmallow Snowman

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You Will Need:

  • Large marshmallows
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Raisins

How To:

  1. Give your kid two marshmallows, a few raisins, and three pretzel sticks.
  1. Tell your child to put one pretzel stick into the middle of one marshmallow. Now place another marshmallow on top through the pretzel stick.
  1. Break the other pretzel stick in two and tell your kid to use it for the arms.
  1. Use the raisins for the nose, mouth and eyes.

[ Read: Creative Shape Activities For Preschoolers ]

6. Winter Waltz:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Winter Waltz

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You Will Need:

  • Music player
  • CD with waltzing music
  • Wax paper

How To:

  1. Trace the ice skate on the wax paper and cut it out.
  1. Transform a large room in an imaginary ice skating rink.
  1. Give your toddler two pieces of wax paper to stand on.
  1. Tell your kid that the paper is slippery and it will work best only if he glides.
  1. Play some waltzing music and let your kid skate around.

It is the best winter art activities for toddlers to beat those winter days.

7. Snowball Fight:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Snowball Fight

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You Will Need:

  • Rope

How To:

  1. Take out the preschoolers to the yard and divide them into equal teams.
  1. Mark the start and end line in the yard using a rope.
  1. Place a pile of snowballs in the middle.
  1. Set the timer for one minute. As you call out go, the one player from each team has to get as many snowballs to their sides as they time.
  1. The team that gets the most snowballs will be the winner. Explore and enjoy this preschool winter activities with your little tots.

8. Snow Paint:

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You Will Need:

  • Water
  • Paint, powder, and watercolor
  • Container
  • Paper towel
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge brush

How To:

  1. Mix water with a half cup of baking soda in a large, shallow dish. Freeze it overnight.
  1. Divide the paint in small containers.
  1. Now hand your preschooler the sponge brush and paint on the ‘ice’ to their heart’s content.
  1. Once your kid has painted on the ice, rinse the top of the ice quickly. Repeat the method until the ice melts. Your kid will get a beautiful work of art. This is an amazing winter art activities for preschoolers that they love creating it.

[ Read: Fun Activities For Toddlers ]

9. Make A Snowman:

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - Make A Snowman

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You Will Need:

  • Sticks
  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Hat
  • Muffler

How To:

  1. Take your toddler to the yard and make a snowman with him. Decorate the snowman using vegetable, sticks, clothes, berries and so on.
  1. You can even make the snowman yourself and let your preschooler decorate the snowman. This is a great winter preschool activities for kids to enjoy.

10. What Should I Wear?

Winter Activities For Preschoolers - What Should I Wear

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You Will Need:

  • Clothes for various weather condition like sunglasses, winter hat, mittens, rain boots, sweater, hat, scarf, bathing suit and so on.

How To:

  1. Select one kid to dress up as per the ‘weather condition’.
  1. You have to describe the weather condition by saying “I woke up in the morning, looked out of the window and saw it was snowing.” What should the child wear?
  1. The kids now have to dress up the chosen tot according to the weather.

Each of these winter activities for toddlers is easy to set up. You just have to use your creative abilities. How do you keep your preschoolers engaged during winters? Do you have a favorite activity that you like doing with your kids during winter? If yes, then please share with us by commenting below.

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