Ideas, Resources, and Activities About Winter

This week we have a great collection of ideas, resources, and printables about winter to share with you! For those of us in the South, winter is just getting underway, but for those farther North, you’ve had plenty of winter weather and will get lots more before spring arrives! Today we’re sharing educational ideas and just-for-fun activities to make winter a time to enjoy, learn, and have fun together.

If you have winter ideas and activities you’d like to add to our collection, please share with us in the comments!


 Great free resources for fun activities for winter!

The Mitten Unit & Lapbook Printables

Level 2 & 3 unit study and lapbook printables for The Mitten.


The Snowy Day Lapbook and Printables

Lapbook printables for The Snowy Day.


Mr. Popper’s Penguins Unit and Lapbook Printables

Level 5 lapbook and printables for Mr. Popper’s Penguins.


Cocoa Ice Unit Study LessonsLevel 3 unit study printables for Cocoa Ice.


Katy and the Big Snow Printables

Level 3 printables for Katy and the Big Snow.


A New Coat for Anna Lapbook and Printables

Lapbook and printables for A New Coat for Anna.


Winter Art Projects with Printable Prompts for Kids

Need a winter boredom buster or a gift for kids who like making art? Try these printable art activities, which prompt kids to finish them with crayons, paints or play-dough!


Dancing Jingle Bells: Christmas Science

We use jingle bells at Christmas time for different things…many beyond jingling for music and decorations!


Indoor Winter Activity: Thin Ice

Indoor activities are a must during winter and you may be surprised to know that I frequently let my kids play with water inside. This particular icy indoor winter activity was inspired by a recent outdoor trip.


The Great Backyard Bird Count and other Winter Citizen Science Projects

Citizen Science projects are science research projects that utilize the abilities of interested citizens in collecting or analyzing data.


Freezing Bubbles and the Science of Ice CrystalsFreezing bubbles is a simple activity with pretty awe-inspiring results.


Animal Tracking Scavenger Hunt

After a new dusting of snow is the perfect time to go on an animal tracking scavenger hunt!


Saturday Science Experiment: A 2 for 1 Snow Experiment

Got snow? Here are 2 of my favorite snow experiments to do with children.


Snowman Baking Soda Science for Winter Chemistry

This Winter snowman baking soda science activity is loads of sensory fun and learning!


Melting Snowman Slime Winter Science and Sensory Play

We made our own snowman and watched him melt which is a great way to look at the science behind the slime!


Melting Snowman Blow Painting

An easy way to carry on chatting about their observations and learning and help kids deal with any sadness they may have about their melting snowman is through this fun and easy Melting Snowman Blow Painting activity.


Stunning Sparkly Icicle Craft

This Sparkly Icicle Craft is a wonderful way to bring the beauty and magic of Winter right into the home or classroom!


Make a Snowy Salt Crystal Tree Ornament

This salt crystal ornament activity is great for kids ages 3 to 4 and older!


Giant Paper Grocery Bag Snowflakes

You and your children will love making these giant snowflakes!


Winter Art: Tape-Resist Snowflake Painting

This makes a beautiful wintery wonderland painting to add to your list of indoor activities when you just can’t get outside.


Icicle Craft: Easy Winter Activity for Toddlers

This is a really easy craft that only takes a few minutes and is a great way to help kids understand more about the changing seasons — especially as the snow begins to fall and icicles form around the house.


Do You Want to Build a Snowman Craft

This printable do you want to build a snowman craft activity will be great for Frozen lovers and crafty kids.


Snowman Letter Matching Puzzles

This is a free printable puzzle for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice letter sounds and letter cases!


Explore the World of Penguins: Facts & Activities

Kids will love learning with these penguin facts, activities & books — you’ll find TONS of information for a unit study or penguin project.



Winter Sight Words Flashcards

Winter is quickly approaching and it’s a great time to introduce our newest set of sight word printables: Winter Sight Words Flashcards!


Free Polar Animal Notebooking Pages

Get your own copy of our free Polar Animal Notebooking Pages!


Snowman Buttons: Free Printable Counting Cards

These free printable Counting Cards are a great way to practice counting and number recognition.


Free Gingerbread Clip Cards

These free printable preschool gingerbread count and clip cards are perfect for working on early preschool math skills like number recognition and one to one correspondence.


Polar Animal Pattern Activity for First Grade

Free pattern activity cards featuring polar animals.


Free Printable Flashcards: Snowflake Counting Flashcards

This free set of printable snowflake counting flashcards features the numbers 1-10.


Snowflake 2nd Grade Math Factors Craft

This is a great way to practice multiplication with your 2nd grader.


Free Winter Printable Pack for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This Winter themed printable pack will be great to keep toddlers and preschoolers busy and learning on those cold winter days!


Winter Clip Cards PreK ($3.00–not free)

These winter themed clip cards are great for preschool and pre-k kids to work on their fine motor skills.


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Lapbook and printables for Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.


Winter Science Experiment: How Much Water Is in Snow?

Winter is the perfect time for a simple snow science experiment!


Exploring Animals Tracks in Winter

You can do this in snow, or you can also do this after a rainy day (look in the muddy spots) or on a beach walk (sand is a great place to find tracks).


Build an Igloo STEM Challenge

The challenge is in trying to make a free standing igloo using any method you like.


Katy and the Big Snow Activity

Sensory play to go along with Katy and the Big Snow.

Winter Sensory Bin Activity

Why not bring the fun inside with some easy indoor winter sensory play?

Make your own Play Snow!

How to make play snow from just three ingredients. Great for winter sensory play – for Christmas, or any time of year.

Snowman Sensory Bottle Winter Activity for Kids

My son and I made a snowman sensory bottle to enjoy until the day arrives that the snow falls.


Cutting out a Snowman Collage

This activity helps improve scissors skills.


Bring Winter Indoors Snow Play

When it’s cold outside, indoor snow activities are a fun way to enjoy winter with the kids without getting frozen toes.


Tracing with Chocolates: Holiday Printable Activity

I am so excited to share this fun holiday activity with you! Snowmen, presents & chocolates make this “tracing” activity not only fun but tasty too.

7 Out-of-the-Box Indoor Winter Activities for Kids

Your kiddos will love these out-of-the-box ideas for indoor play during winter!


How to Make Playdough Snowmen

After completing their play-dough snowmen, the boys then carried the activity on using their own ideas.

About the author


I am one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. I live in the South with my husband, Scott, and 3 children. I am a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. I love working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at my local gym. My husband, Scott, and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for 27 years. Our oldest child, Hannah, is now age 22. She has autism, and I started homeschooling her at age 2. Our son, Noah, is now age 21 and is the second homeschool graduate in the family. Our youngest child, Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student.

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