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Can you believe we’re in the last stretch of the 2020-2021 school year? I feel like time has seriously flown by and although I had big plans this winter break to create tons of winter activities for preschoolers, I ended up doing a lot of snuggling with my kiddos, lounging on the couch, and Netflixin’.
If you’re anything like me, you may not have prepped as much as you had anticipated for January activities. To help out, I teamed up with 60 awesome teacher authors to bundle together our favorite winter activities for preschoolers. I hope these get your semester started on the right foot. Here are some of my favorite crafts and activities to do in January with kids!
January crafts for kids
This winter craft for kids is the perfect winter activity for preschoolers to create to practice learning their name. Simply print the free template, decorate it as you please, have your child write each letter of their name in a snowball, and glue them in order to create a gorgeous snow globe craft.
January Preschool activities
We have been hitting counting hard this winter. One of my favorite ways to practice this skill is with counting stews. Preschoolers absolutely LOVE activities like this so I knew I needed a fun winter twist on our regular counting routine. To play this January preschool activity be sure to get my card and mat template, a pair of tweezers, several snowflakes and some snowballs. Your students will love choosing a card and transferring the correct amount of items into the snow globe to create their winter scene.
Another fun and FREE winter activity for preschoolers to practice counting is with my write the room activity. If you know anything about kids in preschool, you KNOW they need to be up and moving. Not only does this skill teach counting skills and number recognition, but it also incorporates gross motor skills as they hunt for the cards.
To play, hang the mitten cards around your room and send your students off to search for them. As they find a card, they will count the number of mittens hanging up, identify that number on their worksheet, and color it in.
Teach your preschoolers shapes with this shape sort winter activity. Match the real life objects to the correct snowman body.DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIE!
Here’s another fun snowman matching activity. Here your little ones will identify the numbers on the snowball and match it to the right amount of buttons.DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIE!
I just love write the rooms. They are always a blast and the kids are constantly engaged throughout them. In this write the room activity, your children will be counting the number of buttons on each snowman and coloring it in on the winter theme worksheet.DOWNLOAD THE FREEBIE!
60 Free Winter Activities for Preschoolers
Those were my favorite winter activities for kids to do this January. For all 60 hands on winter printables, click here! Enjoy!
Need more winter or Christmas activities?
I got you! Check out all of my preschool and kindergarten Christmas activities HERE! Enjoy your year.
More Preschool themed activities
If you’re needing more weekly themed activities, then you won’t want to miss out on these fun preschool themed lessons: