I’m so excited to share the newest Montessori Activities for Winter with you. This set includes an adorable snowflake matching game for your kids. It’s perfect for those winter days when it’s too cold to play outdoors. Or use this as a winter bucket list for learning ideas (and fun).
Kids can play this snowflake matching game independently or together. I recommend sharing some hot cocoa with extra marshmallows for the winner after the game. Perfect for a Montessori education or fun learning activities for preschoolers and kindergarten.
25 Montessori Activities for Winter
You won’t want to miss all 25 Montessori preschool activities for Winter. These fun ideas will help make this Winter memorable with an easy checklist you can post on the fridge and check off as you go. With both indoor and outdoor activities, there are lots of fun Montessori activities for the whole family this winter.
Keep reading to discover all the great ideas and resources for your Montessori homeschool this Winter.
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Outdoor Montessori Activities for Winter
Maria Montessori knew how important it was (is) for kids to spend time outdoors. She believed that it was important for children to experience nature no matter what the weather. Jumping in puddles and playing in the snow are an important part of a young child’s preschool learning experience.
So, bundle up and don’t be afraid to get outside this Winter. You can use the outdoor Montessori preschool activities on this printable Winter checklist to help you get started.
Montessori Preschool Activities
Here are some of our favorite hands on activities
- Blow bubbles outside to watch them crystallize in the freezing temperatures. Check out my homemade bubble recipe to get you started.
- Look for animal tracks in the snow this Winter.
- Paint in the snow using squirt or spray bottles filled with water and food coloring. This is great for building fine motor skills.
- Build a snow structure or snowman and decorate it with your colored water spray.
- Shovel snow. It’s a practical task that helps kids build gross motor skills.
- Instead of sand castles, build snow castles together.
Montessori at Home
There are so many fun ways to explore and learn together through outdoor play this Winter. Dress in appropriate clothes for the weather and get outside to experience Winter with your homeschoolers.
Learn why you can see your breath in the Winter air, how icicles form, and what kinds of animals are out and about in your area this Winter.
Encourage your kids to explore, be curious, and ask questions about the things they see and feel. Then, follow their lead in your preschool lesson plans this Winter.
Free Montessori Printables
Montessori Preschool Activities to do Indoors this Winter
It’s great to get outside and enjoy the chilly winter weather, but there’s lots of Montessori learning to do indoors this Winter too. When it’s time to come in and warm-up, try some of the fun Montessori preschool activities for Winter on this printable checklist.
These activities are perfect for Montessori learning activities indoors this Winter:
- Make icicle art. Fill ice cube trays with water and food coloring. Once they are frozen, use them to create your own Winter process art.
- Bake bread together this Winter. It’s a great way to learn about chemical reactions, practical kitchen skills, and measuring with your homeschoolers.
- Study animals that hibernate with your Montessori homeschoolers this Winter.
- Celebrate holidays around the world this Winter. Learn about Chinese New Year and other Winter celebrations all over the world with your kids this year.
- Make bird feeders for winter birds. Then, become junior bird watchers as you watch them from your window.
- Learn about ice in a special hands-on unit study this Winter.
- Grate cinnamon sticks and enjoy the scent as it fills the air. It’s a great way to engage your child’s senses this Winter.
- Bark rubbings are a simple way to help your kids see the beautiful patterns of tree bark. Plus, they make beautiful Winter art pieces!
- Cut out paper snowflakes or make popsicle stick snowflakes to decorate your home this Winter.
- Investigate what will freeze and what will melt in a fun Montessori science investigation with your homeschoolers.
- Do a winter scavenger hunt! You can do this indoors or outside, depending on the weather and your location. In fact, why not do both?
- Bake and decorate gingerbread cookies together this Winter.
- Enjoy the free printable snowflake matching card game I’ve included in this Montessori Winter activities printable set.
Winter Activities for Kids
Montessori Activities for Kindergarten
You can explore all kinds of Montessori activities for Winter indoors and out with your homeschoolers this year.
Don’t forget to download and print this checklist with 25 fun activities for your kids to explore this Winter.
Snowflake Matching Game
Plus, a fun Winter matching game with snowflakes to help kids build attention, concentration, and focus skills.
Add these lovely snowflakes to your Montessori Materials and your children will be enjoying the season indoors and out.
This winter snowflake matching game is a fun way for your students and children to practice concentration, train their visual memory, increase their attention, and so much more.
Print two copies of these snowflakes and start playing!
Winter Books for Kids
Books to Read Together this Winter
While you’re exploring and investigating all things Winter this year with your preschoolers, check out some of our favorite Winter books. These books are filled with beautiful pictures and stories.
Plus, they match up perfectly with many of the ideas on this list of 25 Montessori activities for Winter.
- Ten Ways to Hear Snow by Cathy Camper
- Cold Snap by Eileen Spinelli
- When the Stars Come Out by Nicola Edwards and Lucy Cartwright
- Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
- The Snowy Nap by Jan Brett
- The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story by Neil Waldman
- Tracks in the Snow by Wong Herbert Yee
- Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre
- Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft
- The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper
- The Gingerbread Man by Gail Yerrill
- Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Campbell Ernst
- Snow Princess by Ruth Sanderson
- Lucia and the Light by Phyllis Root
- Moonbeams, Dumplings, & Dragon Boats by Nina Simonds
Adding these read-aloud stories to your Winter preschool lessons will help your kids explore Winter themes while falling in love with books.
Winter Homeschool Ideas for Kids
Plus, reading with cookies and cocoa is a fun Winter activity you don’t want to miss. It’s the perfect way to end a day filled with fun Winter activities from the printable Montessori preschool activities checklist.
What activities are you planning to do with your children at home this Winter?
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Share your own fun ideas in the comment section, so we can try your ideas with our early learners this Winter too.
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