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Preschoolers will work on letter recognition, handwriting, phonics, and more in these engaging, printable winter literacy activities!
Temperatures are dropping, and winter is on its way. Soon, many of us will have snow if you haven’t already. Many more will be wishing for it.
Keep your young learners engaged this season with a fun winter-themed preschool literacy activities pack that is low-prep and ready to go.
Winter Preschool Literacy Activities
If you’ve been looking for fun, educational activities to add to your preschool lessons, you’ll love these winter preschool literacy activities.
They include activities that focus on letter recognition, handwriting, beginning sounds, and more. Let’s take a peek at what’s included.
The handwriting practice pages are available in two different fonts. I typically use the dotted font, but I had a teacher request the grey font because that’s what they use in their preschool.
You will find tracing pages for the full alphabet as well as individual pages for the letters S, N, O, and W. There are also several color and trace pages.
Alphabet matching cards are a great way for young learners to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
Cut the cards in half, mix them up, and have young learners match the uppercase and lowercase letters. Because the snowmen are all the same, children really have to know their letters to complete this activity. They aren’t just looking for the matching halves.
There are two fill in the missing letter activity pages. One page features uppercase letters while the other focuses on lowercase.
If your child is a little unsure of letter order, you may want to create an alphabet strip for them. Just write all of the letters from A to Z in order. Then, your kids can check their work against the strip. Or, they can use it to recall proper letter formation as they fill in the boxes.
On the letter hunt page, little ones will use a dot marker to identify each letter S and s. If you don’t have dot markers on hand, your young learner can circle the letters with crayon or pencil.
The letter mazes will help students with letter identification, as well. There is one puzzle for each of the following letters: S, N, O, and W. Students will trace a path through the maze by following the featured letter. As with the letter hunt pages, students can use dot markers, crayons, or colored pencils to complete the activity.
Letter identification is important. Learning the sound each letter makes is equally important. The phonics pages in this pack focus on the sounds that S, N, O, and W make.
One phonics page has learners tracing the letters and then coloring items that begin with the same sound.
The other phonics page asks “What else starts with S?” Students will color the pictures that begin with that sound.
With this pack, you will be able to provide your young learners with hours of winter literacy learning and fun.
PRESCHOOL Winter Books
Fill your book basket with a great collection of winter picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
A Loud Winter’s Nap – Every year Tortoise sleeps through winter. He assumes he isn’t missing much. However, his friends are determined to prove otherwise! Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun of winter?
The Mitten – When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing. One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
What Would I Look Like if I Were a Snowman? – Zack loves building snowmen and often wonders what he’d look like if he were a real snowman. After a long day outside, his wish is about to come true!
When the weather outside is frightful bring the fun inside!! Indoor snowball fight is an absolute blast snowballs are soft but throw great even for the tiny hands. Fun for all ages and a great activity when the kids are stuck inside.
Watch your kids unravel their imagination with this awesome Winter Sensory Play Kit!
This collection of winter crafts for kids will keep your crew busy during the long, cold winter months! There’s something on this list of kids of all ages.
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