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Winter Craft Activities for pre-schoolers

Winter Craft Activities for Pre-Schoolers

With another lockdown, and this time, during the colder months, we are now spending more time indoors again and in need of a few activities to keep the little ones busy. We thought we would round up a few ideas for some simple winter art and craft activities which toddlers or pre-schoolers will enjoy at home during the colder months.

Snowman Thumbprint Art

This activity is ideal for younger children who may enjoy the process of fingerpainting- we love this Snowman Thumbprint idea from A Dab of Glue Will Do.

Arctic Animal Handprint Craft

These polar bear handprints are really cute! You will need some paper, scissors, a glue stick and a marker! You can find out how to make your own Arctic Animal craft on Simple Everyday Mom.

Winter Tree Finger Painting

Here is another lovely fingerpainting idea from Easy Peasy and Fun, ideal for pre-schoolers - create a winter tree complete with snow! You could either draw your tree or even go out to collect some sticks to create a tree and then use fingerprints and paint for the snow.

Torn Paper Snowflake Craft

I'm all for a simple and easy to set up craft activity which a child can do independently - for this snowflake craft from Toddler at Play you simply draw a snowflake shape, get your little one to tear up some pieces of paper or tissue paper (great for fine motor skills) and glue them to the snowflake shape. It would look great in the window too for people to spot on their daily walk.

Sparkly Winter Process Art

These sparkly winter paintings are absolutely beautiful! Unlike craft activities, process art is more about the process of creating the artwork, rather than the outcome. With no set or specific outcome intended, children can have the freedom to create what they want.

Head over to Stay at Home Educator to find out more!

Ice Suncatcher

You may have spotted a few Ice Suncatchers over social media in recent weeks. With the cold weather we've had lately, it's the perfect time to try and create your own! We love the idea of heading outside to find some natural decorations to place inside the ice. Find out how to create your own on Life Over CS.

Sticky Wall Snowman

ABCDee Learning has some fabulous winter craft and activity ideas over on her blog. This is one of our favourites, especially if you haven't had any snow to be able to go and build a snowman. Stick a piece of sticky back plastic (sticky side facing you) on a wall or window, leave a tray of bits and pieces (ripped up paper, old Christmas cards, cotton wool balls or pom poms, pipecleaners, twigs etc) and let your little one enjoy the creativity of creating their very own indoor snowman.

We hope this gives you some ideas and inspiration for some fun winter themed crafts to try at home with your little ones. We've love to know if you try any of these crafts! Feel free to share a photo on our Facebook page or by tagging us in your Instagram story or post.

Be sure to check back for lots more ideas for activities you can do at home durng lockdown.