Living in Florida the children do not get to see snow. In the pre-k class though, snow arrives in January via potato flakes. We suspend a tarp from the ceiling filled will potato flake ( 25 pounds. )as the teacher is telling the snowman story which she draws on the chalkboard, I slice the tarp at the appropriate time & it snows on the children. They each receive their own pail & shovel. each child is dressed like a snowman by wearing Glad garbage bags w/ the red draw string. The kids wear their gloves & hats, we turn the ac as low as we can. They have a ball!
For a winter activity, we put shaving cream in our fluid table, add trucks and plow those “snowy” roads. It’s one of the children’s favorites!
We have very cold winters here in the midwest, so I made indoor snowballs. I got a couple of pairs of white nylons and cut each leg into three or four pieces. Then I filled each one with fiber fill stuffing and knotted the open ends. We have access to a gym area, so we took the snowballs in there and had an indoor snowball fight. The children loved it!
For the block area; Freeze water in milk cartons. These can be used for a block activity or have the children to add food coloring and salt to create a piece of art.
First Day Of Winter Activities
First Day Of Winter Activities for preschoolers through second grade.