Winter Crafts for Preschoolers
Are you looking for some fun crafts for your preschool students this winter? The temperatures are dropping, which means winter is on its way. Depending on where you live, you might spend a bit more time inside, which means it's the perfect opportunity to explore fun arts and crafts projects!
The colder months offer great themes like Decking the Halls for the holiday season, Arctic Animals, Gingerbread and Sweet Treats, and even our favorite hibernating friends, The Woodland Animals! Below you can find an extensive list of some favorite crafts during the winter season. Winter offers a chance to explore different textures like snow and ice. It’s always a great way to help preschoolers learn about winter's fun aspects.
Christmas and holiday crafting is so much for little learners. Whether it's making Santa crafts or creating the perfect gift for friends and family. Winter isn't complete without a few Christmas crafts, below are a few of our favorites. A Deck the Halls theme is filled with fun ideas for the holiday season.
Pine Cone Christmas Tree Tutorial
Paint with Wind-Straw Painting
Burlap Christmas Trees
DIY Christmas Lacing Cards
"You can't catch me I'm the gingerbread man" tends to be a phrase that we all have stuck in our heads throughout the winter season. There are so many opportunities to extend on a gingerbread theme from making cookies to building houses. There are also a ton of great books out there that your preschoolers will love.
Easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Puffy Paint Recipe
Arctic Animal Crafts
This fun set of crafts is a great way to introduce your preschoolers to all of the different animals that live in the Arctic. While young children probably know all about these animals, they are more than likely unfamiliar with the Arctic and its freezing temperatures.
Polar Bear Snack Tutorial
Paper Plate Polar Bear Tutorial
Snowy Crystal Process Art Tutorial
Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year
Believe it or not, winter runs until March for many places, which makes it a pretty long winter! But, planning indoor activities and crafts makes it engaging for our littlest learners. Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year are fun holidays to celebrate during the colder months.
Heart Sun catcher
Rattle Drum Craft
Snow and Ice Crafts
Whether it snows or not where you live, exploring, learning, and doing activities that include ice and snow is fun. The best part is there is so much to do! Exploring an ice and snow theme is also a great way to focus on the winter season and the fun things to do!
Melted Snowman Craft
Paint on Frozen Paper
Snow Play Dough
February is the perfect time to celebrate the Postal Service and Dental Health, as it is National Thank a Mail Carrier Day and Dental Health Month. We've included a few ideas you can do with your preschoolers.
DIY Mailbag Craft
Woodland Forest Animals
Winter means one thing for some of our favorite forest friends, hibernation! Teaching hibernation to preschoolers is so fun, their curiosity and interest in how animals eat, sleep, and survive during the winter is fascinating. We are highlighting just a few of our favorite activities but check out the entire unit here.
Sleeping Bear Craft
Pine cone Process Art
We hope you enjoyed this list of fun crafts that you can include in your classrooms during the winter months. Share your favorite winter craft with us!
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