Preschool Activities For Long Winter Days
When the weather starts to turn, it's best to have a few winter preschool activities in your back pocket.
To get the sillies out, you can try dancing to some fun music, or playing old-fashion games like musical chairs or limbo! Consider having a parade, complete with instruments and costumes!
Even when the weather turns cold there are still quite a few fun activities you can do outside-so bundle up and have some fun!
Looking for more winter inspiration?
Be sure to download our free winter theme and holiday lists at the end of the post and check out our preschool winter theme ideas here!
Bring the outside, inside
Even when it's too cold you can bring the outside in! This adorable sensory Table belongs to Melissa D. (we also love her easy to care for Vinyl Flooring!)
The Kids at Kara H's Daycare are having a blast playing in a tub of snow!
Hot Chocolate Play Dough Invitation
Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center whipped up a fun "Hot Chocolate" Dough Invitation.
Tunnels and Balance Beams Oh My!
At Mrs. Felecia's Playhouse Preschool the kiddo's are ready to get some wiggles out in this fun indoor gross motor area.
Indoor Bounce House
Rising Stars Childcare has an Indoor bouncing area for some gross motor fun.
Light Table Fun
When your days are feeling monotonous, add something new to your space.
Brandie W. created this fabulous light table for the kiddos in her care.
Erica of Erica's Educare Learning Center shared this fantastic light table setup! She used reusable ice cubes and colorful penguin counters in this engaging activity.
Ice Melt Activity
You can't fight nature so go ahead and explore it! This Nature Ice Melt activity was created by Erica P. of Erica's Educare Learning Center. Freeze some cranberries and pine leaves, provide tweezers, magnifying glasses, and salt! Picking the items out of the ice is a great fine motor activity, and a fun science activity as well!
Winter Dramatic Play
Learn more about living in the cold, and practice putting on Winter Clothes. This adorable space was created by Amy. M of Buggabee and Me
Paint on Snow and Ice!
The Kiddos at Tammy's Daycare used the snow as a palette to make beautiful art.
What a fun way to explore!
Shasta J. of Just Playing Child Care invited the children in her program to paint on ice! The colors came out so beautiful on the ice! I bet clean-up was a breeze, and a simple photo is a great way to share the process art experience with children's parents.
I love this invitation to create a Seed Mosaic from shared by Robin S. Picking up those tiny seeds is great for finger strength and hand-eye-coordination. Winter is a great time to get out and collect some seeds!
More ideas from around the web:
Play Velcro Ball from Creative Connections for Kids
Indoor Bowling from Powerful Mothering
Indoor Hopscotch from Green Owl Art
Practice colors with this Colored Ice Tutorial from Hurrayic
Tape line activities from Hands on as we Grow
Shape Hopscotch from Housing a Forest
Go on a Gross Motor Walk from Pink Oatmeal
Pom Pom Hockey from Learning 4 Kids
Pool Noodle Basketball from Never Ever Again
12 Simple Tunnel Games from Can Do Kiddo
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