This week, we will be doing preschool winter crafts and activities! In this winter unit, I also have a couple Christmas themed activities thrown in as well, since Christmas is coming up very soon!
In January, we will have another unit on snow, so we won’t be talking about snow too much just yet.
I hope you and your preschooler enjoy these activities!
Preschool Winter Crafts and Activities
Day 1: Pine Cone Christmas Tree
I’ve seen this quite a few times on Pinterest and thought we would give it a try!
Step 1: Gather Pine Cones
Go on a walk with your kids and gather some pine cones. However many you want to make.
Step 2: Prep Pine Cones
You definitely don’t want to skip this step! Make sure to read through my other post here!
Step 3: Paint pine cones
This step is optional. You could just leave them as natural pine cones, or you can paint them green.
Step 4: Glue on small pom poms
Using a hot glue gun, glue on small pom poms as “ornaments” for the Christmas tree.
Step 5: Make a base
Create a base for the Christmas tree. I’ve seen other people use wine corks. But since we don’t have any, I’m planning on cutting strips of cardboard from one of our bajillion boxes we have lying around the house. And rolling the card board strip to create a little circular base. Glue the base onto the bottom of the pine cone. And you’re done!
Day 2: Clay Nature Ornaments
I was inspired by Little Pine Learners and we will be making these nature inspired ornaments from air dry clay.
I have a separate post on the step-by-step details on how to make these amazing ornaments here.
Day 3: Lantern Winter Walk
We will be making paper lanterns today and then taking a winter walk in the late afternoon with our lanterns.
- white paper
- paper cup
- hole punch
- flameless candles
Fold a piece of paper in half.
Cut strips along the folded side of the paper, but not all the way to the end. Leave about 1 inch from the end.
Open up the paper and wrap around the paper cup and tape.
Punch 2 holes at the top of the of the paper (opposite end of the paper cup).
Thread twine through the holes to tie create a handle.
Place a flameless candle (we have these and they’re amazing!) in the cup.
Go on a nature walk! It gets dark so early these days, so we will plan on taking our walk around 5:30 PM right before dinner.
Day 4: Alphabet Practice and Interactive Worksheets
This week, we will be focusing on the letter L! We will be doing our usual dot worksheet and writing practice along with listening and dancing to the Letter L song.
E loved the color by letter worksheets last week, so I found some more interactive coloring sheets that we will be doing on Day 4 as well.
Day 5: Paper Gingerbread House
We made a real gingerbread house last week, and our boys loved it!
This week, we will be making a gingerbread house out of paper. We will be using this cute (and free) gingerbread house template from Ayelet Keshet. You can head over there to download it!
I have a whole post with a list of our favorite winter books. You can check it out here.
We will be continuing to learn Luke 2:14 this week!
Download Preschool Winter Crafts and Activities Lesson Plan
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