With very little prep work, you can use these Winter Montessori Activities and printables to help your preschoolers and kindergarteners build important literacy, numeracy, fine motor, and gross motor skills all while having fun at home this Winter season.
Winter Montessori Activities
As the weather gets colder, teaching young children can become more challenging. Sometimes the weather makes it difficult to get outdoors and stay active, causing attention and focus problems, difficulty staying active, and giving kids a bit of “cabin fever.” However, you can combat the effects by focusing on all the positive things about Winter by using these Montessori inspired Winter preschool activities and printables with your little learners this season.
Keep reading to learn more about the important preschool early learning skills you can focus on using these Montessori printables.
Build Literacy Skills with Montessori Printables
In this fun Winter themed activities pack, you’ll find lots of great printables and activities for practicing important early literacy skills with your preschoolers.
Here are some of the Montessori activities included:
Montessori Alphabet Activities
Teaching letters to preschoolers using the Montessori method involves using all of your preschool learner’s senses. Movable letters that are easy to manipulate for your preschoolers, such as wooden letter blocks or a DIY Movable alphabet like the ones in this Winter preschool activities pack are perfect for helping your kids learn to identify the letters of the alphabet.
Want more Montessori inspired letter learning activity ideas? Try these:
- Write letters in sand or salt. Feeling the different textures while forming letters helps preschoolers make connections they won’t forget.
- Use refrigerator magnets to form words by rearranging the magnets. It’s a fun way to help your preschoolers explore forming letters and words without a pencil.
Word Tracing Cards
The word tracing cards in this Winter activities pack for preschoolers are a fun and easy way to practice handwriting skills and build literacy skills with your little learners this season.
In this printable activities pack, you’ll find lots of Winter themed words for your kids to practice writing together.
Montessori 3 Part Cards Activity
This Winter preschool activity is a staple of any early Montessori education. 3-part-cards include a picture card, a label card, and a control card which has both the image and word. And are also referred to as nomenclature cards.
Preschoolers can build matching and memory skills while expanding vocabulary as they spread out the picture cards and attach each matching word card. Finally, children can check their matches using the control cards.
Winter Pre-Writing Cards
Building pre-writing skills with your kids will help them learn the fundamentals for handwriting. These important skills include proper pencil grip, the ability to draw, copy, color, and write. Pre-writing skills often focus on a child’s ability to form a variety of lines and shapes used to form most letters and numbers.
The Montessori activity pages in this printable pack will help your little learners practice these important pre-writing skills while making connections between Winter images. As an added bonus, this activity will also help your preschooler practice making connections between related items.
Fine Motor Practice with Montessori Inspired Activities
These Winter preschool activities in this set of printables are perfect for practicing important fine motor skills together. Activities like lacing cards with fun Winter images, tracing pre-writing pages, and counting clip cards will help your preschooler build finger strength for handwriting.
Winter Lacing Cards
The Winter inspired lacing cards in this Montessori activities pack for preschoolers are easy to use and lots of fun! Lacing cards are an excellent way for preschoolers and even toddlers to practice the pincer grasp and other fine motor skills too. Plus, lacing is a great early introduction to basic sewing skills for young children.
I’ve included snowflakes, and winter hat, and a scarf in the printable lacing cards. Print, cut out, and use a hole punch to prepare these printable lacing cards for your preschool learners. I also recommend reinforcing these lacing printables either by gluing them to cardboard or heavy card stock cut outs or by laminating the pages before using a hole punch to create holes for laces. That way, you can ensure your kids can use these printables lots of times.
Numeracy Activities for Preschoolers this Winter
Early numeracy skills include counting, number recognition, noticing patterns, comparison, and the ability to manipulate numbers. This printable preschool activity pack offers lots of opportunities to build numeracy skills while learning about early math with your kids this Winter.
Here are some of the activities included with these Winter printables:
Here are just a few of the fun activities you can explore to help your children build familiarity with numbers this Winter:
- Practice counting
- One to one correspondence
- Number recognition
- Put numbers in order
- Trace numerals for practice writing numbers
Winter Themed Counting Cards
Counting Clip Cards for Winter
I’ve included 10 counting clip cards for early numeracy practice with your preschoolers this Winter. Clip cards are a fun way for kids to practice counting, one to one correspondence, and number recognition skills.
Just print these cards and give your preschoolers a few clothespins to clip on. By using clothespins to clip the correct number on each card, your little learners will be building their fine motor skills as they practice counting and number identification.
It’s a great way to practice multiple early learning skills at the same time.
Winter Hundreds Chart
In Montessori education, the hundreds chart or “hundreds board” as it is often called, helps young learners practice important early math skills like number recognition, sequencing, counting, and recognizing patterns in math. Plus, it’s a great way to help preschoolers remember the numbers from 1 to 100.
The Winter hundreds chart in this printable preschool activity bundle adds a fun and festive theme to your preschool hundreds board this Winter.
Winter Movement Cube
Of all the winter activities for preschoolers in this pack, this one is my favorite! This Winter movement cube is the perfect way to have fun while encouraging physical activity at home and in the classroom. Encouraging physical activity helps kids stay healthy, improves motor skills, concentration, and cognitive skills too.
The printable Winter movement cube in this activity bundle makes a really fun way for you to get your preschoolers up and moving. Kids can explore rolling like a snowball or waddling like a penguin with this cool Winter printable.
Montessori Printables – Hands on Activities
Ready to download your own Winter Montessori activities for preschool? Keep scrolling to get your own Winter activity bundle and get started learning with Montessori inspire activities and printables today.
Montessori Activities pdf
Save time and enjoy hands on learning with these activities.
This set includes:
- 23 pages
- Math Activities – Counting cards and winter hundred chart with number word cards
- Prewriting cards and/or cutting cards
- Lacing Cards
- Word Tracing Cards
- Winter Movement Cube Activity
- Winter 3 Part Cards
- Montessori Alphabet
Montessori Winter Activities
Want more winter-themed fun? Be sure to check out my winter sensory bin, art projects, and winter crafts. Plus, this Winter Animals Unit Study is perfect for extra learning and lesson plans you and your children this can enjoy this Winter.