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Winter Sensory Activities for Kids

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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!

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THE BEST WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities. Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.  #winteractivities #earlylearning #handsonlearning #sensory
 
You’ll find the very best winter sensory activities for kids in this list, which go along well with our penguin counting worksheets and our winter science experiments for preschoolers!

WHAT ARE WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITIES ALL ABOUT?

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

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.

DON’T MISS: SNOWMAN CRAFTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS!

WINTER SENSORY ACTIVITY TIPS

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Learning is a lot more fun when it is hands-on. These thematic units are the perfect way to introduce complete, unit studies in your classroom or home!

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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.

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Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.  #winteractivities #earlylearning #handsonlearning #sensory

If you can’t get enough winter sensory activities try setting ice on fire and making a magnifying glass from ice!

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT: SNOW SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FOR KIDS!

Preschoolers will love these fun penguin preschool activities playing hide and seek with penguins in fake snow. Sensory play and learning!

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!

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Make this winter slime and feel the cool!

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Dig for penguins in the snow!

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Making frost is the ultimate sensory activity.

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Nothing is more fun than playing with ice letters.

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

If you have real snow, make this real snow sensory bin. // Things to Share and Remember

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Sparkly cloud doughlooks just like slime! // Hands On As We Grow

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Sparkly icy stars are a fun sensory activity. // Toddler Approved

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

This winter sensory bin uses packing peanuts. // No Time for Flash Cards

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

White playdoughlooks just like snow! // The Imagination Tree

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Kids will love feeling arctic slime. // Little Bins for Little Hands

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Melting ice castles is a fun sensory activity requiring no ice at all. // Little Bins for Little Hands

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Make a blizzard in a bottle. // No Time for Flash Cards

Keep warm in the winter with these hands on winter sensory activities for kids! Preschoolers and kindergarten kids will love these educational winter activities.

Use rice to make a winter-themed sensory table. // The Imagination Tree

Winter STEM Activities by Grade Level

Try these winter STEM activities for each grade level!

Winter Science Experiments for Toddlers

Winter STEM Activities for Preschool

Winter Science Experiments for Preschool

Winter STEM Activities for Kindergarten

Winter STEM Activities for 1st Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 2nd Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 3rd Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 4th Grade

Winter STEM Activities for 5th Grade

Winter STEM Activities for Middle School

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