Winter is here, so it’s the perfect time to study the amazing animals that live in the arctic!
An interesting and very sociable mammal that calls the arctic its home is the walrus. These flippered friends are known for their long tusks and whiskered mustaches.
Our walrus has gathered up some fish to help kids learn to spell their names with this walrus name craft. Kids will line the fish up in the right order to spell out their names and personalize their craft.
Your kids will stay occupied and entertained when they make this craft, plus they’ll learn how to follow directions, and develop their fine motor skills and scissor skills.
With our step-by-step tutorial and template, this craft will come together easily and be a fun time of creative learning for the kids either at home or in the classroom.
Keep the fun going by learning about more animals that thrive in the cold. You can scroll through our other winter animal crafts for kids and save the ones you’d like to make with them this winter!
Walrus Preschool Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Walrus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the walrus template, edit it to add your child(rens) name, print it out, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the nose in the middle and top of the mouth piece.
Place the tusks behind the mouth and glue them to the back and both sides of the mouth.
Next, glue this completed piece to the middle of the walrus’ head.
Glue the eyes in between the nose and the eyebrows, one on each side of the head.
Take the completed head and glue it to the top and front of the walrus’ body.
Arrange the fish letters along the bottom of the walrus’ body to spell out the child’s name.
That’s it! We have plenty more fun winter craft ideas for you and your child to make all season long!
Winter Ideas For Kids
This time of year is a great opportunity to stay indoors and do fun activities with the kids. We have a bunch of winter ideas to keep them busy learning and entertained.
Keep reading below for some ideas to try with your kids this winter!
Winter Books For Kids
Reading books to your kids is one of the best ways to expose them to new worlds and help them develop their imagination.
It also helps increase their vocabulary, teaches them about different cultures, and encourages a love of learning. Reading can also be used as a great way to start meaningful conversations. It’s an enjoyable activity that has great benefits for both parent and child!
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 develop important skills while they’re having fun. They work on their fine motor skills when they color, use scissors, glue pieces in place, and so much more. They also develop their critical thinking skills and patience when they create. Once they have finished their creation, they gain confidence and a sense of pride in their work!
Paper Plate Walrus Craft – Continue learning about these amazing marine mammals by transforming an everyday paper plate into a walrus! Kids will love painting and creating their arctic friends out of basic supplies.
Polar Bear Paper Bag Puppet – Your kids will love to pretend to be polar bear cubs when they make this puppet! It’s a fun and easy craft that transforms a basic white bag into an adorable polar bear. Grab the free template and a paper bag to get started!
Abominable Snowman Craft – Looking for a fun paper craft to combat the winter blues? Have the kids create their own Yeti! Our snowman isn’t so abominable, he’s pretty cute and friendly actually! Kids will enjoy using their creativity to create this fun winter craft.
Sneezy the Snowman Craft – Cozy up with the kids one winter day and read Sneezy the Snowman and make this fun craft inspired by Sneezy! All you’ll need is some paper, scissors, glue, and our free template for the kids to make their own snowman.
Winter Activities For Kids
The kids will love this activity featuring our arctic friend ready for winter in these polar bear dot to dot printables! Once the kids complete the picture connecting the dots, they’ll love coloring the pages. It’s a great no-prep activity to print out any day you need a fun activity for the kids to do.
Playful penguins are skating by with these penguin cutting activity printables to give kids a chance to practice using their scissors. In addition to working on their scissor skills, they’ll work on their dexterity and hand-eye coordination when they cut out the four different sheets.
Our snowman dot to dots are the perfect solution when you need a warm indoor activity to do during those cold winter days. Connecting the dots will help kiddos hone their fine motor skills, focus, and spatial awareness. They’ll count up to 20 completing the pictures and then use their creativity to color in the fun snowmen!
Your wise little owls will have fun with these snowy owl worksheets! Swoop in with these free printables to help kids learn about this amazing arctic bird. Kids will learn about the letter S when they practice their handwriting, letter recognition when they make their way through a letter maze, and fine motor skills when they label a snowy owl.
- 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
- Walrus template
- Download the walrus template, edit it to add your child(rens) name, print it out, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the nose in the middle and top of the mouth piece.
- Place the tusks behind the mouth and glue them to the back and both sides of the mouth.
- Next, glue this completed piece to the middle of the walrus' head.
- Glue the eyes in between the nose and the eyebrows, one on each side of the head.
- Take the completed head and glue it to the top and front of the walrus' body.
- Arrange the fish letters along the bottom of the walrus' body to spell out the child's name.