Now that it’s the middle of winter and the excitement of the holidays has worn off, it’s the perfect time to add some zest to your snow day or after-school routine with some crafts or games that double as educational tools, and allow you to spend some quality time with your child. These ideas can also be used in a classroom or child care setting. Read on for five of our favorite winter-themed learning ideas.
This fun craft is cheerful, colorful, and helpful for practicing hand-eye coordination and beginner sewing techniques.
This simple craft is so pretty and preschooler-friendly. Kids get practice with painting, stamping, and using q-tips and glitter. You can also talk about the season of winter and the kinds of birds you can see outside.
If you live in the South or are simply running short on the real thing (or it’s too cold to stay out for long!), you might enjoy making this two-ingredient DIY snow. I know I would’ve loved this as a kid, heaps of outdoor snow notwithstanding! You can use this in a sensory bin for toddlers, and older children can mix it up themselves.
There are so many memorable stories written about the winter season. We love The Snowy Day, The Mitten, and Bear Snores On, all mentioned above.
Simple ingredients and basic chemistry add up to a creative and silly science experiment that’s sure to entertain kids with cabin fever.
We hope you and your kids stir up some snowy indoor fun this winter!
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