Winter can be a hard time to keep kids busy.
The cold weather often keeps them inside, where they can quickly become bored. Maybe you want the kids off all the screens and doing something hands-on.
We’ve got a great idea for you!
These printable winter pattern block mats are a great way to keep kids occupied and learning during the colder months.
They can help with fine motor skills, learning shapes and colors, and more.
Plus, they’re easy and no-prep- just download and print! They’re great for preschool, PreK, and kindergarten children.
Use these and then when you’re done, check out all of our pattern block mats for more!
Easy Winter Activity
- Pattern blocks
- White cardstock
- Laminating sheets
- Winter pattern block mats
Download the winter pattern block mats and print on white cardstock.
If you’ll be reusing these mats, we suggest laminating them before using them.
Grab your pattern block mats and let your child have fun!
We love that this activity can be used with a variety of young children.
If your little ones are having a hard time placing the shapes on their outlines, you can also use adhesive velcro on the mats and the back of the shapes. This will help them stick in place and allow them to use them without getting frustrated.
Winter Activities For Kids
Don’t stop here! We have even more ideas to keep the kids engaged and having fun when it’s just too chilly to head outside.
The first thing we always recommend is reading out loud to your child. Reading with your kids not only helps them develop a love for books, but also fosters communication skills and helps them focus better too! Additionally, readings promote curiosity, which is great for learning.
Because of these reasons and more, grab some of these winter books from the library or buy them from Amazon to add to your home collection!
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.
The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!
Crafting is another great activity for kids! It helps promote creativity, helps them learn to follow directions, and allows a fun way to practice fine motor skills.
Add in some of our favorite winter crafts for kids below:
Paper Plate Penguin Craft – This easy paper plate penguin craft is perfect for kids. They can paint, cut, and glue the pieces to create a cute winter craft. Plus, there’s a free template to download.
Snowglobe Olaf Craft – This simple winter activity is perfect for Disney fans of all ages. With just a few supplies, you can create your own paper snowglobe with Olaf from Disney’s Frozen. It’s a great way to enjoy the cold weather from indoors!
Photo Eskimo Craft – This is a great activity to do with your kids. All you need are some cotton balls, paper and your child’s photo. This takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish! It’s also free- all you have to do is print out the template and get crafty! The best part? You’ll get a cute winter photo of your little one in no time at all.
Snowman Headband Craft – Get the little ones in on the winter festivities with a paper snowman headband craft. It’s easy and takes just a few minutes to make, so they’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it before bedtime rolls around.
Keep the kids entertained and learning with these fun winter do-a-dot printables! They can practice counting, numbers, patterns, and more. Plus, it’s a great way to keep them occupied during those cold winter days.
Tired of the same old cutting activities? Get kids excited about winter with these fun penguin cutting activity sheets that are perfect for home or classroom use.
These polar bear dot to dot printables are perfect for kids during the winter months. They can practice their fine motor skills and exercise their creativity while having a blast!
These snowy owl worksheets are perfect to print out and do with your kids. They’re great for developing scissor skills, handwriting, letter recognition, and more!
More Winter Ideas For Kids
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