Winter Theme Activities and Lesson Plans for Preschool

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If you’re in the midst of planning your preschool themes this year, you definitely want to include winter theme preschool activities and lesson plans for your preschool! In this post I’m going to show you my favorite winter activities and how I would make a preschool or kindergarten lesson plan based on this theme!

Winter themed preschool activities and lesson plans

Winter Preschool Lesson Plans

I follow the system in my How to Make Preschool Lesson Plans post. I always start with circle time and choose a song we can memorize together. Then, we work on literacy activities, fine motor skills which often include math games, arts and crafts and sensory activities, and of course, books! We do outside play, but that is largely unstructured.

Winter Songs and Poems for Preschoolers

It’s always fun to start circle time with a song or poem related to our preschool theme. It’s even more fun if we have finger plays to go along with the songs. Here are three of my favorites:

“Snowflakes, Snowflakes” 

“Five Little Snowmen” 

“The Mitten Song”


Get tons of free winter songs from Montessori Now

You’ll find even more winter themed songs over at Pre-K Pages

Printable Winter Preschool Math Worksheets

If you’re looking for some fun free winter preschool math worksheets, you can find those here on my blog! These are great for helping littles learn pencil grip, as well as practice their basic math skills.

Winter Hat and Mittens Preschool Math Worksheets

Winter Preschool Math Activities

These preschool math activities are lots of fun and will help your little one with counting and symmetry skills.

Snowman Counting Book

Snowmen Counting Book – Growing Book by Book

Winter Clip Cards (Counting to 10) – Life Over Cs

Build a Snowflake – A Little Pinch of Perfect

Winter Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

I always make sure to include literacy activities for my preschoolers in my lesson plans. These games are so fun that your little one won’t even realize they are learning!

Name Snowmen – Fun A Day

Hot Cocoa Roll and Say Game – Fantastic Fun and Learning

Ice Fishing ABCs – Turner Tots

Winter Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers

If you need specific fine motor skills, these activities will cover them with a winter twist!

Winter Scissor Skills – Pre-K Pages

Snowball Fine Motor Busy Bag – Modern Preschool

Dot Sticker Snowflake – Happy Toddler Playtime

Winter Gross Motor Skills Activities for Preschoolers

Being cooped up inside during the winter isn’t fun for preschoolers. Put together these gross motor skill activities and let them burn some energy!

Snowflake Hop – Pink Oatmeal

Snowflake Balance Beam – The OT Toolbox

Snowball Sweep Alphabet Game – How Wee Learn

Winter Sensory Activities for Preschoolers

We love sensory activities. I usually only plan one per week at my house, though, because they are so messy to clean up!

Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin

Winter Wonderland Sensory Bin – Powerful Mothering

Winter Theme Alphabet Sensory Bin – The Educator’s Spin On It

Winter Art Activities for Preschoolers

Arts and crafts are a favorite in our house, too. Here are a few of my favorite winter arts and crafts for the littles.

Popsicle Stick Penguin Craft

Icicle Craft – Mommy’s Bundle

Winter Handprint and Footprint Crafts

Winter Salt Painting – Life Over Cs

Popsicle Stick Penguin Craft – Simple Living Mama

Winter Books for Preschoolers

Check out our favorite winter books for preschoolers!

Winter Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

What preschooler doesn’t love snack time? I’ve had so much fun doing themed snacks with my four year old this year. Here are some great winter themed snack ideas!

Banana Snowman Preschool Snack

Banana Snowman – Pre-K Pages

Snowman Snack Cups – Eats Amazing

Polar Bear Graham Crackers – The Simple Parent

My Homeschool Preschool Planner

If you want to know how I keep track of all of my preschool plans, you need to check out My Homeschool Preschool Planner!

More Preschool Lesson Plans

More lesson plan ideas for preschool and kindergarten!

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