Winter Activities

Brrrr! Winter break feels long with a case of cabin fever! These winter activities are perfect if your kids love cuddling up with some hot chocolate and learning new skills. They'll have silly fun with ice cubes, cotton snow balls or paper snowflakes, building new family traditions along the way. Want to think warm thoughts instead? Try our colorful summer themed activities.

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If using regular watercolors is getting a little dry, liven things up by using salt to create a beautiful painting with unique crystal texture!
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Your child will jump at the chance to get messy (under adult supervision, of course) with this project and create some unique home decor that really shines!
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In first grade, children are introduced to fractions. Here's a recipe that combines fraction practice with winter fun and lets kids actually paint the snow!
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Your kindergartener will love this counting activity on a rainy day. Turn any indoor space into a colorful hopscotch board and using simple recycled materials.
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Kids entranced by Little House on the Prairie? This popsicle stick "log cabin" is a great introduction to pioneer history.
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Celebrate the 100th day of school by counting and spelling your way to a "$1.00" word in this 3rd grade math and reading game.
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Try this winter-themed arts and crafts activity for fifth graders: make colorful woolly pompoms! All you need is yarn and stiff cardboard to get started.
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Let your second grader pay homage to an ancient Olympic tradition with this modern day Olympic wreath!
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Your child will "build" a snowman and lace her way around the paper plates, boosting her manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
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Here's a fourth grade science craft with lots of benefits: it's good for birds, good for your child's learning, and good for the planet, too.
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Enjoy the beauty of winter from the comfort of your home with this first grade art activity: make sparkly snowflake sculptures using modeling clay and glitter.
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Learn how to make a paper snowflake with these simple instructions. Help your child learn how to make a paper snowflake with only paper and scissors.
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Craft a winter words alphabet book to celebrate this chilly season in this preschool-kindergarten arts and crafts activity.
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This project commemorates the milestone of completing the first 100 days of school, while giving your child a manipulative to practice counting to 100.
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Help your child create a tasty treat that will demonstrate exactly how frogs survive a freezing season.
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This activity is a fun way to "go fishing" with your preschooler, while learning about the concepts of freezing and melting.
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This simple illuminaria can be made for any season or holiday. It's so fun that parents and kids alike will enjoy making a new one for each special holiday!
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These spaghetti ornaments take seconds to make and are a great addition to a tree, gift or window.
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Introduce your fourth grader to the concepts of solstices by observing the length of her shadow on the shortest day of the year, compared to other solstices.
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Winter is a great time to create a textured polar bear. Not only will your child gain practice identifying shapes, he'll also work out fine motor skills.

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