It’s cold, dreary, and everyone is going a little stir crazy… which means it’s time for some fun winter activities for your preschooler! These easy toddler activities will help you through the grayest days.
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Winter Activities for Preschoolers
Paint a snowy scene with your toddler
This snowy activity is so much fun for your preschooler. Take some black cardstock, cotton balls, clothespins, and white paint. Clip a clothespin on a cotton ball, dip it in paint, and create! Your toddler will love the ease of painting with cotton balls (and the cleanup is so easy)!
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Set-up an easy and FUN winter sensory bin for your preschooler
These winter sensory bins can be quickly made with items around your home and are always a hit with preschoolers. I love to prep one during naptime and set it on our kitchen counter next to a snack, for when they wake up and need some time to move and think quietly.
Hot chocolate sensory bin
Marshmallows, chocolate protein powder, candy canes, wooden scoops, coffee mugs
Snow and felt mittens cotton ball sensory bin
I love how simple felt cutouts can completely change an activity (for the better)! See my favorite tip for *easily* cutting felt in this blog post!
Cotton balls, DIY felt mittens, jingle bells, snowflake confetti
Arctic animals on ice sensory bin
Large ice cubes, salt, warm water, arctic animals
Build your own snowman sensory bin
3 or more white felt circles, an assortment of buttons, sticks, DIY felt hats, and ribbons for a scarf
Winter “snow” and snowplows
This one is SO easy and is always a favorite – don’t skip it!
Sprinkle of flour. with a few construction trucks
Make large winter snowflakes with your preschooler
Hot glue four large popsicle sticks together and cover them in elmer’s glue. Use sequins and mini pom-poms to decorate them. Once dry, shake any excess sequins loose. Hot glue a piece of string on the back and hang the snowflakes from a window. Older preschoolers can create their own winter snowflakes using dabs of glue and sprinkling themselves. They’ll love creating these fun winter snowflakes and then watching their creation sparkle in the window.
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