Bring the fun inside with these simple winter activities for toddlers and preschoolers! Inside this post I share 40+ winter activities that kids will love!
What are some easy winter activities for toddlers?
We've compiled 40+ of our favorite winter themed activities that toddlers and preschoolers will love! Big kids will have fun with many of them too!
What are the best winter activity themes for toddlers and preschoolers?
As a teacher of toddlers and preschoolers, I love themed activities! This post includes activities based around our favorite winter themes.
Our favorite winter themes for toddler activities are listed below.
To help save you time, I've organized this post into seven categories so you can scan quickly to find the best winter activities your kids will like and that you'll feel comfortable with. Not a sensory play fan, skip that category and find one you like better.
- Arts & Crafts
- Fine Motor activities
- Sensory Play activities
- Science Activities
- Name Activities
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Winter Themed Arts & Crafts Activities
These arts and crafts activities are some of our favorites! You'll find colorful snowflakes, cool snowman, cute mitten and bear crafts and more!
Winter Themed Fine Motor Activities
Fine motor skills activities help kids strengthen the small muscles that control their hands, fingers, and thumbs. Strong muscles help kids do things like feeding themselves, grasping toys, buttoning and zipping clothes, writing, drawing, and more! It's fun to take a new theme (like winter) and use it to motivate kids to develop their fine motor skills without even realizing they're doing it!
Winter Themed Snacks
Making snacks and treats together is always popular! Kids learn how to follow directions, use their creativity, and try new things! If you have another favorite winter themed snack, tell me about it in the comments! We're always looking for more ideas.
Winter Themed Sensory Play Activities
Sensory plan helps kids explore their five senses in different ways. You can also embed so many learning opportunities in sensory plan! These activities are simple to set up and so much fun!
Winter Themed Name Activities
Kids love their names! I always introduce names first when I'm beginning to explore the alphabet with kids because names are so important to them! I love finding new ways to explore names with kids and using fun themes, like these winter themed name activities.
More Winter Activities!
Do you have a favorite winter activity that we missed? Tell me about it in the comments!