Winter Activities for Kindergarten
There are so many fun Winter Activities for Kindergarten you can do to help make the season both fun AND educational. Here are my favorite winter activities you can do at home or in a classroom with preschool and kindergarten aged children.
- Make a Polar Bear Craft with marshmallows or try some other polar bear crafts
- Make some Fake Snow slime...
- Make a snowman out of marshmallows
- Make Snow dough! Then practice writing sight words with the snow dough.
- Make Hot Chocolate Playdoh
- Have a snowball fight indoors using rolled up socks as the snowballs
- Do a frosty magic milk winter science experiment
- Teach the students some winter songs.
- Build an reading igloo out of milk or water jugs. -It makes a fun reading nook!
- Read Snowmen at Work....(and do these snowmen at work activities and lesson ideas)
- Read the Mitten by Jan Brett. Do these Mitten Worksheets
- Go sledding!
- Clean the desks/counters with shaving cream...the shaving cream is snow and draw fun pictures in the "snow"
- Skate around the floor in your socks
- Have a dance party to Sight Word Songs
- Make paper snowflakes
- Make some snowman crafts
- Make a paper plate snow globe.
- Make a snowman craft out of coffee filters
- Roll a Penguin!
- Play Snowman Hide and Seek... hide a snowman and have kids look for it!
- Learn the letter P and do a penguin craft
- Read "There was an Old Lady who swallowed some snow" and make an Old Lady Craftivity
- Do a "science in a jar" experiment with this winter snowstorm jar
- Make salt crystal snowflakes
- Play a winter themed classroom game
- Take a poll and make a graph: Which activity do you like best? Sledding or Building a snowman?
- Read books and do a writing prompt about Martin Luther King Junior
- Make Fingerprint snowmen
- Play Feed the Penguin game
- Have all your lessons planned out -from Jan 1 through March 1 with this Winter Activity Pack!
Our Favorite Learning Activities
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.