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Winter Activities for Kindergarten

If you’ve been following along for awhile, you know that I love to incorporate seasons and holidays in classroom lessons and activities.

I honestly live season to season. When one season is done, I can’t wait for the next one. I love the change that seasons bring and I love switching out centers and activities to match.

I find that when I use holiday and seasonal activities, like these winter activities for Kindergarten, my students are engaged and actively learning because they are having FUN.

And teachers can tell you that when your students are engaged you will see fewer behavior incidents. 

As I mentioned above, today I’m sharing ideas that are the perfect winter activities for Kindergarten. Stick around until the end, I’ve got a great freebie for you – that is {of course} winter themed!

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

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The activities I’m sharing today come from the 6 Pack Center: Winter edition which is part of the 6 Pack Centers Year-Long Bundle. These are the perfect little “something extra” to add to your centers.

Each theme has three literacy centers and three math centers. Each center includes teacher-friendly directions which are so helpful if you have a parent or classroom helper leading the center.

They also include Kinder-friendly “I Can” visual directions to keep students on task and promote independence.

The activities included were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. The skills included are most likely things your students are working on during January and/or February.

Each center also includes a follow-up no prep page that you can use for early finishers, homework, an assessment, or as an extra center. Scroll down to see what I’m talking about!

Winter Activities for Kindergarten

Snowman Sentences:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

The predictable sentence center is one of my favorites because it’s a great way for kids to learn through repetition.

In this center, students gather all of the sentence cards with the same picture. They put the picture cards in order to create a sentence. They record the sentence next to the matching picture. You can use this activity in a pocket chart or at a station.

Snowman CVC:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

After winter break we immerse ourselves in CVC words. We practice blending, reading, and spelling all things CVC. This activity is a fun little twist on CVC practice.

Students will work through the snowballs to determine which letter is the beginning, middle, and ending sound/letter to spell the CVC word.

There’s a recording sheet included for students to write the words. This activity also works great for a morning tub or early finisher activity.

No Prep Pages:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

Here’s a peek at the follow-up no prep practice page. This one is for the activity Snowman CVC. You can see how the follow up page pretty much mirrors the activity they completed in the center.

There’s a follow up page for each activity included in the 6 Pack centers.

And don’t worry, picture names are included for ALL literacy activities. That way you don’t have to play the famous “Guess that Picture Name” that primary teachers are so good at!

Penguin Sounds:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

If you’ve got some friends who still need extra support in mastering ending sounds, this one is for them. Students say the name of the picture to identify the ending sound. They find the letter on their paper and trace the ending sound using the color code on the card.

Penguin Pals:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

These penguin cards are one of my favorite winter activities for Kindergarten number sense. I love that it’s hands-on and kids love it because they get to use manipulatives. It’s a win-win!

There’s two versions of this activity included: numbers to 10 and numbers 11-20.

Students identify the number on the ten frame. They use plastic cubes or mini erasers to count and show the number on the right side of the card. There are two recording sheets included, but you can absolutely use this without a recording sheet.

Snowman Buttons:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

After winter break building those addition skills are usually in the plans for math. This activity is perfect for budding mathematicians. Sums only go to five so it makes a great introduction to addition activity.

Students use the color buttons on the snowman card to form an addition sentence. They record the addition sentence on their paper and color the buttons to match.

Snowflake Frames:

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

And the last activity to round out this pack focuses on two skills: teen numbers and before and after. Don’t you just love when you can practice two skills with one activity? That’s what I call a teacher win!

Students identify the number on the ten frame. They record the number in the middle box (marked with the snowflake). They also fill in the numbers that come before and after. There’s an optional number link included for those students who need extra support.

You can find these winter activities for Kindergarten in the 6 Pack Centers Winter pack or as part of the year-long 6 Pack Centers bundle, which includes 100 centers made just for Kindergarten. 

Onset and Rime Freebie:

Since we’re talking centers, I wanted to share with you a little winter theme freebie I created to practice onset and rime. 

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

This center includes activity mats, onset and rime cards, a recording sheet, and an “I Can” direction page for students.

You can also use this activity without the recording sheet, which makes it great for morning tubs and early finishers.

To prepare the activity you want to print, cut, and laminate the activity cards and the onset and rime cards. You’ll definitely want to print these on card stock so they last a long time. Print the recording sheet, if using. 

Students will say the name of the picture to identify the onset and rime. They will match the onset and rime cards to build the word. They will find the corresponding picture on the recording sheet and write the word.

Are you looking for hands-on and engaging activities to keep your Kindergarteners learning during the winter months? Then you will love the winter activities for Kindergarten in this blog post. There's math and literacy included and they were designed with Kindergarten skills in mind. Also included in this blog post is an interactive onset and rime FREEBIE that's perfect for winter! Click through to download your copy!

You can download your copy of the Winter Word Work freebie by clicking here. I hope you and your students love these winter activities for Kindergarten and the freebie! 

For more winter activities, freebies, and teacher tips click here.

Until next time,

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you Melissa for sharing this lovely freebie! My stations this month are full of your monthly packs but this onset and rime word work gives me a little something to get my small groups started. Thanks!!!

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