Winter Craft Ideas and
Preschool Winter Activities

While planning for kids Winter craft ideas and activities remember the philosophy of T.I.M.E. and always think of ways to create activities that are closely related to your child's interests. 

Learn about my T.I.M.E. philosophy by visiting my Preschool Ideas page.



Winter Craft Ideas:

Frosty The Snowman

Develops: Language Skills, Reading Comprehension Skills

Materials:

  1. Black paper
  2. Doily
  3. White Paint
  4. Button
  5. Yellow Construction paper
  6. Googly Eyes
  7. Glue
  8. Scissors

Process:

  1. Cut out the circles for the body and the hat.
  2. Place the doily on the smaller circle.
  3. Paint over the doily with the white paint.
  4. Remove the doily and let the paint dry.
  5. Add the facial features.
  6. Glue the hat and circles together along with Frosty The Snowman song.

Snow Flakes

Develops: Fine Motor Skills

Materials:

  1. White paper
  2. Scissors

Process:

  1. Fold the paper into 1/8.
  2. Cut out a circle
  3. Cut out figures and shapes through all the layers.
  4. Unfold and reveal a snowflake shape.

Window Decorations and Mobiles 

Materials:

  1. Black and white snowflakes in all sizes
  2. Mac tac paper
  3. Sparkles
    Process:
  1. Place the snowflakes on the sticky part of the mac-tac paper.
  2. Cover it with another mac-tac paper for a mobile or place it directly on the window for window decoration.

Chalky Snowman

Develops: Math Skills - Shapes

Materials:

  1. Colorful chalk
  2. Black construction paper
  3. Shape tracers
    Process:
  1. Using the tracers, trace the shapes on the paper to create a snowman.
  2. Color with the chalk

Icicles

Develops: Language Skills

Just in time for winter this cool activity allows children to enjoy watching the properties of paint.

Materials:

  1. Paper
  2. Paint - Blue, White
  3. Paint brush
  4. Sparkles
  5. Newspaper

Process:

  1. Paint the paper with a mixture of blue and white paint to create a lighter color blue.
  2. Squirt large amounts of white paint at the top of the page. Add drops of blue to it.
  3. Lift the page and let the white paint to flow down the page.
  4. Add silver glitter for an icy look.
  5. Place by the window for a beautiful winter scene.

Pattern Mittens

Develops: Math Patterns Awareness

Vocabulary words: Right, left, opposites and a pair.

Materials:

  1. Paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Crayons
  4. String

Process:

  1. Cut out the shape of mittens out of the paper.
  2. With a pencil draw the design on the mittens.
  3. Color in the lines in patten way. (blue, red, green, blue, red, green and so on)
  4. Connect the mittens with the string.

Winter Scene

Develops: Social and Emotional Development

Materials:

  1. Large size black (or navy) material.
  2. Paint and paint brushes.
  3. Paper and crayons.

Process:

  1. Allow the children to paint a winter scene while working together as a team. Experiment with painting and printing on material.
  2. Once the paint dries, each child can add their own object to the scene (tree, snowman, a child skiing.)


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