Winter Theme Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

Winter themed crafts and activities help kids explore and enjoy the winter season. Choose from a wide variety of hands-on activities for preschoolers in this roundup of winter fun!

Winter crafts and activities on the Preschool Toolkit blog

Privacy and Disclosure
for information on cookies and affiliates


There's so much to enjoy in winter!

(It's not all about the chill in the air, and the layers of clothes that mean we can barely move!)

Whether days are sunny or cloudy, snowy or rainy, mild or icy cold, winter is an exciting time to plan interesting crafts and activities for early learners

Winter can be fun both indoors and outdoors - skating on the pond outside or painting snowman pictures inside.

In this post you'll find all the winter theme crafts and activities on the Preschool Toolkit blog. With all the options in one place you can easily choose an activity for every day of the winter season.

Related: Winter Outdoor STEM

The activities are sorted into two categories to make your search easier!

Arts and Crafts

Activities and Games

Join in the winter fun with everything from painting with ice cubes indoors to playing snowball games outdoors.


Winter themed kids activities


Winter theme activities for preschoolers


1. Arts and crafts

Melting snowman craft  - Recycle jar lids to make this cute little snowman.

Build a snowman craft indoor challenge  - This stem activity provides fun indoor play building a snowman.

Snowman with matching mittens felt board activity  - Provide a felt board sorting activity with colorful hat and mitten cut-outs.

Painting with ice cubes - Set up this process art activity with ice cubes and craft paint.

Snowflake bookmark - Use self-adhesive stickers to create pretty bookmarks as special gifts.

Snowman picture book art activity - Paint a jolly snowman to extend a delightful book reading.

Snowball ornament  - This snowball craft is a fun sensory activity using cotton balls.

Recycle greeting cards  - Cut images from greeting cards to create new pictures.

Felt snowman decoration  - A snowman decoration is easy to make with felt out-outs and a curtain ring!


2. Activities and Games 

Outdoor winter science - Experiment with snow and ice in outdoor play.

Fun with snowballs on a snow day - What can you do with snowballs? We have lots of creative play ideas!

Measure snow with a snow gauge - Let it snow - then measure the snow with a foam plate snowman.

Pine cone trees forest - Create a winter forest with pine cones and play dough.

Winter village small world play - Set up a mini village with simple cardboard houses and accessories.

Winter castle STEAM activity - Recycle a variety of mixed materials to create a winter castle

Ice and salt preschool science - Simple kitchen ingredients go into this hands-on science experiment.


Bundle up and enjoy outside, or stay warm and dry inside. Winter lets us do it all!

Preschool Lesson Plans

 Winter preschool lesson plan activities


 Winter on Pinterest


Share this page

Share this page