When winter temperatures hit and the Christmas rush is over, it’s time for winter things like snow, ice, and penguin activities! These fun winter sensory activities for kids will show kids the best of what winter has to offer, all from the comfort of the classroom or home. These sensory activities are ideal for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergarten kids who still love sensory play. Try several this winter to engage your kiddos in a hands-on way and bring learning to life! Life can’t all be worksheets!
Kids will love these fun hands-on winter sensory activities that are as fun as they are educational! Perfect for the preschool or kindergarten classroom! Try a few activities, or try them all!
THE BEST WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
WHAT ARE WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES ALL ABOUT?
Sensory activities for kids provide hands-on learning that young kids need. Young kids are concrete thinkers, and need something tangible to solidify what they are learning. Young toddlers and preschoolers use touch to learn about the world learning basic skills like texture recognition, what is safe and not safe to touch, cause and effect, patterns, and so much more! Preschoolers and young kids can also keep using sensory activities to dive into academic learning, with fun sensory-based activities for math, counting, learning letters, science experiments, and a whole lot more.
Winter sensory activities are also wonderful for kiddos who are sensory seeking, particularly for kids with SPD, autism, and ADHD.
WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITY TIPS
This post contains links to products for your convenience. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a small commission. When setting up winter sensory activities, I advise using a large tray or a bin to contain the mess. You will also want to make sure you’re in a setting where things can get a bit messy – perhaps a corner of the classroom with a hard floor or at your kitchen table at home. Use a drop cloth to catch any unwanted messes and you can shake it out outdoors once the sensory activity is over.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: SNOW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!
Read on for creative winter sensory activities that kids of all ages will love! Even if you don’t have little ones anymore, my kids in third, fourth, fifth grade, and even middle school love these activities.
THE FULL LIST OF WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
These winter sensory activities will make your classroom or house a blast this winter! Tons of ways to learn with hands-on sensory play!
Make this winter slime and feel the cool! // Schooling Active Monkeys
Dig for penguins in the snow! //Schooling Active Monkeys
Making frost is the ultimate sensory activity. // Schooling Active Monkeys
Nothing is more fun than playing with ice letters. // Schooling Active Monkeys
If you have real snow, make this real snow sensory bin. // Things to Share and Remember
Sparkly cloud doughlooks just like slime! // Hands On As We Grow
Sparkly icy stars are a fun sensory activity. // Toddler Approved
This winter sensory bin uses packing peanuts. // No Time for Flash Cards
White playdoughlooks just like snow! // The Imagination Tree
Kids will love feeling arctic slime. // Little Bins for Little Hands
Melting ice castles is a fun sensory activity requiring no ice at all. // Little Bins for Little Hands
Make a blizzard in a bottle. // No Time for Flash Cards
Use rice to make a winter-themed sensory table. // The Imagination Tree
TAKE YOUR WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES FURTHER!
These printables will help make your sensory activities more educational and fun!