Winter

It’s easy for winter to be dominated by the big holidays in the beginning, and the rest can feel a little hum drum. I hope these activities can add a little flair to your winter months for some together time with your little one! It really is a great season for learning!

Here are some ideas of concepts that were in my mind while creating the plan for the winter season, and for you to think of as you work to engage your child in play that suits their needs and interests! A lot of these things will vary by your family and where you live, so if you have a special winter hobby, favorite vehicle or occupation that is not on this list make sure you include it with your child as a special part of your own family!

General Concepts: Snow, friends & family, cold weather, hat, gloves, mittens, scarf, coat, boots, food

Weather: Cold, freeze, snow, wind, ice

Occupations: Baker, chef, postman

Vehicles: Snowplow, mail truck, delivery truck

Colors: Red, green, white, blue

Sports & Hobbies: Sledding, ice skating, skiing, ice fishing

So, here’s how it works. Below, the winter months are broken down by week. Click on the week you are in and it will take you to that week’s plan with simple instructions for  activities in art, fine motor/sensory, problem solving, early science & math, and cooking & baking. Or, stay on this page and click on each activity link individually for a more thorough breakdown of the activity as well as developmental areas/milestones and tips for doing the activity with your child. (If the activity doesn’t have a link yet, I will be trying to update it as the weeks progress and we do the activity!)

Have fun doing these activities together. Try to ask lot’s of questions and be descriptive in what you do alongside your child!

Winter Collage

December Materials List

Week 1 December 4-8

Foot Christmas Tree

Snow

Snowball Chute

Christmas Tree Sort

Christmas Cookies

Week 2 December 11-15

Santa Beard

Snow

Snowball Chute

Measure Snow

Candy Cane Cookies

 Week 3 December 18-22

Tear and Paste Glitter Star

Snow

Snowball Chute

Measure Snow

Free

Week 4 December 25-29

Paint a Christmas Tree

Snow

Snowball Chute

Christmas Tree Sort

Gingerbread House

Week 5 January 1-5

Choose a Craft

Homemade Snow

Snowball Transport

Mitten Match

Marshmallow Snowflake

Week 6 January 8-12

Hibernation Craft

Homemade Snow

Snowball Transport

Mitten Match

Warm Chocolate Pudding

Week 7 January 15-19

Build a Snowman

Homemade Snow

Snowball Chute

Melt and Freeze

Choose a Favorite

Week 8 January 22-26

Melted Snowman

Homemade Snow

Snowball Transport

Melt and Freeze

Choose a Favorite

Week 9 January 29- February 2

Puffy Snowpaint

Cotton Balls

Snowball Transport

Melt and Freeze

Cream Cheese Valentines Cookies

Week 10 February 5-9

Heart Feet

Cotton Balls

Snowball Transport

Mitten Match

Ooey Gooey Lovey Poptarts

Week 11 February 12-16

Heart Prints

Cotton Balls

Snowball Transport

Melt and Freeze

Snowcones

Week 12 February 9-23

Yarn Mittens

Cotton Balls

Snowball Transport

Mitten Match

Mitten Cookies

Week 13 February 26-March 2

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