Let’s use the time the kids are indoors more this winter to learn about the amazing animals of the Arctic. It’s a great time of year for them to get crafty and do projects that are perfect for wintertime.
A simple way for kids to learn about different subjects is through crafting, so gather up the crafting supplies to have them make this snowy owl name craft. Kids will practice spelling their names, and create the beautiful snowy owl when they make this craft.
It’s a fun and easy activity that kids will love to make, plus they’ll work on their fine motor skills and identify the letters in their names.
The template comes with an editable PDF, so it’s easy to customize the craft with the way your child spells their name.
Swoop in to catch more snowy owl activities the kids will love to make this winter. There you’ll find snowy owl crafts and printables that are perfect for preschoolers through early elementary-aged kids.
Snowy Owl Preschool Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Yellow marker
- Snowy owl template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have this link sent to you)
Download the template, edit it to add the letters in your child’s name, print it out, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the owl eye outlines just above the belly feathers, in the middle of the owl’s body.
Color in the owl’s eyes with a yellow marker, then glue them in the middle of the eye outlines.
Next, glue the beak in the middle of the owl’s body, just below the eyes.
Place the wings on each side of the lower part of the owl’s body and glue them in place.
Have the child spell their name by gluing the branch letters on the branch.
Take the owl’s body and glue it to the top part of the branch.
Finish up by gluing the leaves to the end of the branch.
Kids will have so much fun learning to spell their names with this cute winter animal craft!
Winter Ideas For Kids
Do you need more ideas to keep your kids or students occupied during these cold months?
Keep them engaged and learning with some winter-themed crafts and activities. We have lots of ideas to get parents and teachers started, so the kids can get right to the fun and learning.
See some of our favorites below to keep them busy all winter long.
Winter Books For Kids
Wintertime is a great time to plop down with your kids, cozy up in some blankets, and get lost in the pages of a beloved book.
Reading stories to your kids can help boost their language development, increase imagination, and ultimately foster a love for learning.
This wintertime activity is a unique bonding experience so resist the urge to take out screens and let your little ones drift away into a world where fairytales come true! It’s alright if you feel like you need to contact your inner-Disney voice actor – go ahead and do it!
You’ll be glad you did because when all is said and done, you’ll get sweet memories that will last for years.
Here are some of the best winter animal books.
Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!
Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.
Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a great way for kids to pass the time while having fun expanding their creativity.
Not only is doing crafts fun for them, but it also has lots of educational benefits. Kids learn about shapes, colors, and patterns when they craft, plus it encourages critical thinking, develops fine motor skills, and improves coordination.
Keep reading for some of our favorite winter crafts.
Snowman Name Craft – Let’s build a snowman without the snow! These snowmen help kids practice spelling their names with their buttons. Grab the craft supplies and this free template to get to kids crafting their own personalized snowmen.
Owl Babies Puppet Craft – Incorporate this super cute paper bag puppet after reading the beloved children’s book, Owl Babies! Kids will love to make this easy craft, and then play pretend with their new puppet.
Paper Plate Walrus Craft – Do you see a paper plate or a blank canvas? With a little paint and our free template, that paper plate can be transformed into a walrus with its long tusks! Kids will love seeing this arctic animal come together with just a few supplies.
Tissue Paper Polar Bear – Give your little cubs a chance to work on their fine motor skills when they glue the tissue paper in place to make this polar bear! They’ll also be able to work on color recognition and following directions when they make this fun and easy craft.
Winter Activities For Kids
The little penguins in these penguin cutting activity pages are all bundled up and ready for winter fun! They’ll guide your little ones through a variety of activities that will help them strengthen their scissor skills. Kids will work on cutting, gluing, and fine motor skills with this fun activity.
Your kiddos will have fun learning about the letter W and the wonderful walrus with our walrus worksheets. These free printables will have the arctic animal guide kids through the W maze and practice their handwriting. After working on letter recognition and writing, kids will label the different parts of a walrus.
Keep your little cubs cozy inside by giving them these polar bear color by numbers worksheets to work on. They’ll practice color and number recognition when they match the numbers on the page to their corresponding colors. Once they’re finished, they’ll reveal the adorable little polar bear pictures!
Have the kids help the snowmen finish drawing their pictures with these snowman dot to dots! These free pages are a great way to help your little learners practice sequencing, recognizing numbers, and focusing when they connect the dots to 20. They’ll have a fun snowman picture to color in once they’re done, so grab these printables and the crayons for some winter fun.
- Kids will look super cute in this sweet snowman shirt!
- These adorable penguin soaps are great for encouraging kids to wash their hands.
- This penguin playdough kit is great for sensory play!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Yellow marker
- Snowy owl template
- Download the template, edit it to add the letters in your child's name, print it out, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the owl eye outlines just above the belly feathers, in the middle of the owl's body.
- Color in the owl's eyes with a yellow marker, then glue them in the middle of the eye outlines.
- Next, glue the beak in the middle of the owl's body, just below the eyes.
- Place the wings on each side of the lower part of the owl's body and glue them in place.
- Have the child spell their name by gluing the branch letters on the branch.
- Take the owl's body and glue it to the top part of the branch.
- Finish up by gluing the leaves to the end of the branch.