The weather’s turning nippy! Time to get out those scarves and mittens and those winter resources. Although winter is not my favorite time of the year, I always loved snowmen, mittens, and those fun wintertime resources. So keep reading for some old, and some new, fun, and engaging winter activities for kindergarten and first grade.
Winter Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
Winter Read Alouds for Kindergarten and First Grade
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
The Mitten by Jan Brett
The Hat by Jan Brett
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Frozen Noses by Jan Carr
The Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
There Was A Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colandro
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright
The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett
Winter Reading Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
- Snowball Fight: use scraps of leftover paper to make snowballs. Write or flash letters, sounds, or sight words and have students identify or read them. If they are correct, they write it on a scrap of paper and wad it up to create a snowball. Once everyone has enough snowballs, go over the rules for the snowball fight and let the fun begin!
- Write out simple directions for making hot chocolate. Have students read and make hot chocolate. (free download available below)
- Use the same sentences from above and mix them up on a page for a sequencing activity. Have students cut out and glue in the correct order.
- Winter First 100 Sight Words Bingo
- Winter Letters and Sounds Bingo
Winter Writing Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
Finished buying the rest of the writing! I have been using these for a year now and I absolutely love them!! – Noel
Winter Math Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
Winter Craft Activities for Kindergarten and First Grade
- Draw winter scenes on black construction paper with white chalk or white crayons.
- Use marshmallows and toothpicks to create snowflakes or snowmen. Add facial features to the snowmen with a finetip marker.
- Paint popsicle sticks white. Lay on top of each other to form a snowflake. Glue. Embellish with white glitter or gems. Add a loop of white yarn on back as a hanger and use them to display on a bulletin board or hang in a window.
Winter Sensory Activities
- Use white pom poms or marshmallows in sensory table.
- Purchase Insta Snow Powder from Amazon to create snow. (check for safety)
Browse here for more Winter Resources!
I hope you’ve found some fun activities to do with your class. Please leave any comments or suggestions of what you do in your classroom below. I’d love to hear from you!
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