I love studying winter and all things SNOW with my children! There are so many fun ideas and fabulous books floating around out there. I wanted to share a few of my favorites here with you!
Favorite Winter Picture Books
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
- When Winter Comes by Nancy Van Laan
- Winter: An Acrostic Alphabet by Steven Schnur
- Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
- The Jacket I Wear in the Snow by Shirley Neitzel
- Katy and the Big Snow by Virginia Lee Burton
- The Big Snow by Berta Hader
- Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
- Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Each of these books ALONE could be a whole unit study! But, if you’re hoping to read one great book each day and do a few activities, that would work, too!
Have you taken a peek on Pinterest lately? Whew. That can be a tad bit overwhelming! So, I found what I think are some EASY and FUN activities and crafts to do with your children while you are learning all about SNOW.
Favorite Snow Crafts & Activities
- 3-D snowflakes — these are for the older kiddos! My girls LOVE making these each year. They really aren’t too difficult and my girls can do them on their own from start to finish. (They did them on their own around 9, 10 years old!)
- Video News Story about Snowflake Bentley — my kids and I have LOVED learning about this fascinating man!!
- Wonderful Winter Coloring Pages
- Simple Snowman Ornament
- Felt Snowman — this is great for your younger kiddos to play with while listening to a read aloud or while the others are working on school work!
- Borax Crystal Snowflakes — for your science experiment!
- Q-Tip Snowflakes
- Marshmallow & Tooth pick Snowflakes
- Adorable Snowman Donuts (made with the small powdered sugar donuts you can purchase at the store
- Snowman Popcorn Cups
- Healthy Snowmen (made with bananas, blueberries and pretzels)
- Cinnamon Tortilla Snowflakes
- Another Healthy Snowman snack (made with cheese and grapes)
- Cheese Stick Snowmen
- Handstand Snowmen (with marshmallows)
- Snowman Cheese Ball
- Snowman Cupcakes
I hope you find some inspiration in this post! Don’t forget to GET OUTSIDE and ENJOY the winter weather. Even if it’s cold, I encourage you to get outside even if for a few moments. Nature walks in the winter afford many different lessons that you can’t gain in the summertime! And, no matter where you live, whether it gets super cold or never snows at all, there are bound to be some differences in the weather that you can discuss with your kids!
Maybe you’d like to memorize the poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening with your children! This is the perfect poem for January!
Happy Winter, busy moms! What is your favorite winter weather activity?
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