Looking for some FREE preschool winter printables to use with your little ones? Keep reading to download 4 hands-on activities that are sure to be fun for your kids!
WINTER IN PRESCHOOL
If you need a few freebies to use with your littles this season, I’ve got you covered!
These 4 free preschool winter printables are not just basic worksheets…they are hands-on games that will spark imagination, creativity, and of course…learning important academic concepts through play! Keep reading to the end of this post to grab your freebies!
1. WINTER BEGINNING SOUNDS
If you’re practicing beginning letter sounds with your preschooler, then these are the perfect cards for you!
Have your little one choose a bird & name the beginning sound of the picture. Then have your little one fly the bird to the correct letter tree.
Add the birds to a sensory bin of fake snow (you just need two ingredients to make it!) and it’ll increase the engagement and learning.
2. SNOWFLAKE LETTERS
This set of snowflake letters can be used in so many different ways! It comes with both uppercase and lowercase letters. A few ideas you might want to try:
SNOWFLAKE LETTER TOSS: Tape the snowflake letters to your door or wall. Have your little one throw a “snowball” at a letter (which could be crumpled piece of paper or a white ball or whatever you have on hand!) Then have them say the name and/or sound of each letter they hit.
SNOWFLAKE WRITE THE ROOM: You could also use these for a “Write the Room” activity. Tape the letters around the room, and have your little one go around and mark off each letter they find. They can either color in the letter or trace/write the letter depending on their level.
SNOWBALL FIGHT: And the best idea of all…have a snowball fight! Have your preschooler crumple up the snowflake letters and throw them around the room like a snowball fight. Do this for 30 seconds while you play music. Once you stop the music & the snowball fight stops, have your little one will grab the snowball closest to them. Then they will open it up & tell you the name and/or sound of the letter. Crumple up the balls and repeat again!
3. WINTER BINGO
I love using Bingo games with my class because it increases the fun of practicing basic academic skills. It’s a classic game for a reason!
For this activity, your little one will play bingo with either uppercase or lowercase letters. But the best part is you can modify it to work on different literacy skills. Some ideas include:
- Have your little one pull out a card from a sensory bin of cotton balls, look at it, and cover the matching letter.
- You call out a letter name or sound (without showing them the card) and have them cover the correct letter.
- You call out three sounds that make up a CVC word and have them find all three at once. Then have them tell you the word those letters spell.
You can add any winter printable to a sensory bin of cotton balls to increase the engagement! We added these winter pattern cards to a sensory bin in my class, which my student loved!
4. PENGUIN NUMBERS
We love to study penguins during winter, and these free penguin numbers are perfect to use in a variety of ways! Some ideas include:
SNOWBALL TOSS: Just like with the snowflake letters, you can tape the penguin numbers to your door or wall & have you little one throw a “snowball” at them. You can call out a number for them to hit, or they can choose one from a sensory bin. You can also increase the difficulty by having them step back the same amount of steps as the number they chose. (So if they chose a 6, they would take 6 steps backwards before throwing the snowball at the number 6.)
MUSICAL PENGUINS: If you have a group of preschoolers, try this idea! Spread the numbers out on the ground in a circle. Play music while they dance around the circle. Once the music stops, have them choose the number closest to them & name it. Then they could waddle like a penguin that many times!
PENGUIN EGG COUNTING: Another fun idea is Penguin Egg Counting! We used mini marshmallows and pretended they were “penguin eggs.” Then I had my little guy count out the correct number of eggs for each penguin. He loved this one, especially since he ate almost as many marshmallows as he counted!
After you’re done counting the marshmallows, you can also use them to build! My class loved using marshmallows and toothpicks to build different structures.
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