Elevating Early Childhood

The Best Winter Activities for Your Preschool Classroom

Dec. 12, 2022

Does this sound familiar to you? 

While everyone else is out singing carols and decking the halls, you are barely keeping your head above water, because you're trying to do all that plus prep all of your lessons and activities for the first week back after winter break.

Just thinking about this makes me shudder. The struggle is real, am I right?

But, no need to panic, because today, I’ll be helping you get a jumpstart on your planning for the new year!

In this episode, I’ll be sharing with you aaaaaall my favorite preschool winter activities plus everything you need to start the new year on the right foot.

Are you ready?

Let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Here’s how to prep for the new year (00:00

The best read-alouds for winter (02:00)

Circle time games are a must (05:22)

Make your centers memorable (06:08)

Crazy fun counting games! (09:13)

Time to get dramatic (10:12)

Do your students need fine motor practice? (11:13)

Winter science activities (14:49)

These small group activities will make learning fun! (15:41)

Pattern blocks are perfect! (16:45)

It's game on with geoboards! (18:18)


Additional Resources:

- Got a burning question for Vanessa? Get your answer on the Elevating Early Childhood podcast here.

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Get your Winter Bundle here.

- Discover my Winter Book List here.

- Discover my Winter Song List here.

- Discover more winter activities here.


Elevating Early Childhood is an early education podcast dedicated to helping Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten teachers teach better, save time, and live more.

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