This Preschool Snow Theme page includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom and links to specific weather activities! You can find more weather type themes by CLICKING HERE for the main Weather Theme page!
Let the Theme planning begin!
You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your theme or click the link below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.
Cotton Snow People
Provide blue paper and lots of cotton balls and glue.
The children dip the balls in glue and place on their papers to make a snowman!
If they gently pull on the cotton, it will get fluffier.
Add googly eyes and scraps of black and orange paper for eyes, mouth and nose!
Driving In the Snow
Materials needed: black or blue paper, white paint, toy cars
Drop paint on the paper and let the kids drive in the snow. The shapes and textures the wheels make are great!
The children can drive for fun or drive to make shapes, numbers or even letters!
Glue cotton on a large piece of cardboard. Glue craft sticks on the bottom of some plastic people.
Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!
Falling to the ground
Each one rests so gently
They never make a sound
Are so pure and white
The special thing about them is
No two are alike!
Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!
Materials needed: wooden skewers, bananas, raisins or chocolate chips
Have the children help you to peel bananas and slice them into thick slices.
Show them how to slide three slices on a skewer.
Makes face with raisins or chips!
Shovel the Snow!
Provide lots of white socks (ask for donations) and scraps of white paper.
Show the children how to roll the socks into balls and crumple the paper.
Let them have a snowstorm!
Provide child sized shovels or dustpans for them to shovel the area clean!
Provide small tree sprigs/branches to paint with today!
Even better if you go for a walk with the children and find the branches yourselves!
Roll up white socks and use them as snowballs!
Book Suggestions for the LibraryThe Mitten by Jan Brett
Snowman Letter or Number Matching
Make several snowman shapes and program them by putting the number or letters you are working on with the children.
Make two for each number or letter. The children match them.
After talking about snowflakes, act it out!
How does the snow fall when there are only a few flakes falling from the sky?
How about when a LOT of snow falls?
What about a BLIZZARD!!!
This is the COOLEST stuff ever! When a small amount of water is added to Insta-Snow, the powdery stuff expands so much! You can find it here or at your local teacher store!
Snow People in Bottles!
Materials needed: small, clear, plastic water bottles (like the pod size), snow (or water if you have no snow in your area), permanent marker.
Have the children draw a snowman face on the bottle.
Fill with snow. Cover and let sit out...what the snowman melt and talk about what warm air does to snow and ice.
If you have no snow in your area, fill 3/4 with water and freeze!
Writing in the Snow
Provide cookie sheets and place some shaving cream on it.
The children use their hands to cover the tray and print their names and other letters on it!
You will find more snow ideas mixed in on the Winter Theme Page!