Dressing for Winter Activities

Winter is coming and if your preschoolers like to dress themselves they may want to sport some shorts and sandals without caring about the low temperatures outside.  Most little ones need help understanding why it is okay to wear short sleeves some days, but others a jacket is needed…especially with the 70 degree days we are having in Texas this December!  Help your little learners understand and dress for winter with these four activities.

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Read It

Teaching concepts like seasons and winter by reading a book is a great way to get your preschoolers introduced to a new topic.  Dressing for winter is no different and Froggy Gets Dressed  by Jonathan London is the perfect book for doing just that.  This book offers repetitive (and silly) text that will have your little learners reading along in no time.  As Froggy tries to enjoy the cold weather he is in too much of a hurry to remember the appropriate clothing he needs to wear on a snowy, cold winter day.

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Dress It

After reading and discussing how Froggy finally dressed correctly for the weather it is time for a little hands on action.  Have your learners dress a boy and girl for the winter weather using this FREE printable.  Simply print, cut and work together to dress the children for a cold winter day.  This activity puts a visual to the concept of how to dress for the season and allows learners to use the correct vocabulary for winter clothing.  You can grab this free resource HERE!

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Play It

Getting active to reinforce skills is a great way to help your preschoolers remember what they learned.  One of my little learners’ favorite games throughout the year is “Getting Dressed for Winter Relay”.  You heard me right…a RELAY…the kiddos loved it!

Simply grab 2 sets of winter clothes at Walmart or Target.  I have sweatshirts and pants (a couple sizes too big for my kiddos), scarves, gloves, and hats (you can grab snow boots if you want also).  Then, group your little ones into 2 teams and have them race to get dressed the fastest.  The first team that finishes wins and everyone enjoys some hot cocoa afterwards…you KNOW you HAVE to bring in the cocoa after this game!

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Make It

For your older learners you can help them understand not only how to dress for winter, but all the seasons of the year.  Grab my Seasons Lapbook to complete with your learners to finish out this topic.  They will have an interactive way to review the seasons including, why we have seasons, what the different seasons look like, vocabulary for each season and, of course, dressing for each season.

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

So, if you preschoolers are dressing for warm weather when snow is falling outside pick one or all four of the activities to help them understand how to dress for winter. Don’t forget to grab this freebie and the interactive lapbook and stay warm (in the appropriate clothing) this winter!

Dressing for Winter - Activities for Little Learners - MJCS

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Elissa is an early childhood teacher turned work at home mom. She loved creating centers, printables and other resources when I was teaching, as well as, finding fun ways to engage her students and organize her classroom. She is now about to use these resources with her own preschool children, ages 4 and 2. You can find her activities and ideas on Mrs. Jones' Creation Station and Teachers Pay Teachers.

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