Bulletin Board Ideas For Winter Pre-K Homework

Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for Winter

Find more Winter Activities for Pre-K

Books

Check here for a complete list of Books about Winter

Snowman Art

{Art}
Long before Sheryl from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds had a site of her own, she shared this great snowman art project with me, and permitted me to include it on my website (thank you, Sheryl!) Children glue 3 sizes of white paper doilies onto large blue construction paper (12×18). They identify the large, medium and small doilies, gluing them in order from the bottom to the top. I set out several kinds of collage materials: colored craft pompoms, colored buttons, yarn, pipe cleaners, wiggle eyes, tissue paper squares, popsicle sticks, and small craft foam squares. All of these materials are inexpensive; I was able to find the 3 sizes of doilies, pompoms, pipe cleaners, colored buttons, and popsicle sticks at the Dollar Tree. I tell the children to decorate their snowman any way they chose and use any materials they choose. These turned out so cute and unique to each child. I like this because it’s more open-ended than most art projects. Tip: Use a divided chip and dip tray to hold the collage materials. This makes it easier for the children to see the materials and get what they need. If three sizes of doilies are unavailable, you can use two same-sized doilies for the snowman.

Play Dough Snowmen

Make snowmen with white play dough and provide kids with collage materials they can use to add their snowmen. Collage materials, such as pipe cleaners, pony beads, buttons can be used to make hair, eyes, nose, and mouth. Some children used wiggle eyes and some used pony beads for the eyes. We tied around a scarf cut from felt.

We actually used white Model Magic for ours so they would dry and the kids could keep them. These turned out so adorable & each one is unique. The kids loved them & can’t wait to take them home.

Snowy Scene

{Art}
Have children draw a picture themselves and their friends playing outdoors on a piece of blue construction paper. Oil pastels work well on colored construction paper. Pour a small amount of white tempera paint onto a small plate or shallow bowl. Have the children dip a cotton ball into the white paint and press it all around their paper to make snow.

Mitten

{Art, Fine Motor}
Trace and cut out a mitten shape for each child (use thicker card paper, old file folders, or posterboard). Punch holes around the outline of the mitten, and tie a piece of yarn to one of the holes. Have children lace the yarn through the holes like a lacing card. When they are finished, children can color the mitten to decorate it.

Snowflake Art

{Art}
Place a doily on a paper plate. Use a sponge to sponge-paint over the doily with blue paint. After covering the whole plate, remove the doily to see the snowflake design.

Animal Tracks

{Fine Motor Skills}
White play dough and small toy polar animals (reindeer, polar bears, penguins, artic wolves, etc.) are placed in the play dough area. Children make animal tracks in the “snow”. The animals pictured are from the Penguin Toob and Arctic Animals Toob by Safari Ltd. These sets are perfect for making animal tracks because the features on the animals are very detailed and make accurate footprints.

Shaving Cream Snow

{Literacy}
Children practice writing their name or letters with their finger in shaving cream “snow”.

Story Retelling

This is an activity that goes with any theme. Choose a book that goes with the theme, and have the children retell the story.
Read the blog post here for details: story retelling

Build-A-Snowman Math Game

{Math}
Children roll a die, identify the numeral and count out that amount of snowman pieces. They add the pieces of snowman (there are 10 pieces in all) until they have completed it. The pieces are two white felt circles (the stiff kind of felt), black felt hat, blue felt scarf, two wiggle eyes, orange felt nose, 3 buttons.

Graph: Mittens/Gloves

{Math}
Children bring mittens or gloves from home. We graph them on the floor mat and compare and count the two sets to see which has the most.

Winter Patterns

{Math}
I use snowman and snowflake Martha Stewart craft punchers to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Children glue the cutouts on the paper pattern strip. You can do AB, AABB, ABC, ABB, AAB, etc. Find the Pattern Grid Printable here.

Winter Sorting

{Math}
I use snowman and snowflake Martha Stewart craft punchers to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Give each child a bowl of assorted paper cutouts. Have them sort the paper cutouts onto the sorting sheet and glue them on. Find the Sorting Sheet Printables here.

Winter Counting

{Math}
I use snowman and snowflake Martha Stewart craft punchers to cut out the pieces from construction paper. Print out the numeral sheets. Have children count out the correct amount of paper cutouts to glue onto the numeral. Find the Number Printables here.

Snowball Sizes

{Math}
Purchase white craft pom poms in three different sizes (these are available at any craft store). Obtain three different sized jars or boxes and attach the snowman size cards on each jar/box: small, medium, large. Place all of the white pom poms (snowballs) in one container and have the children sort them by size in the jars/boxes.

Melt Ice with Salt

{Science}
A day in advance, children fill small paper cups with water and put them in the freezer overnight. The day of the experiment, the children peel the paper off of their ice and place it in a disposable bowl. We use an eyedropper to place drops of colored water on the ice to add color, then the children sprinkle on some salt, and observe what happens. When we do this, the salt seems to “eat away” at the ice, and with the food color added, it looked like colored crystals.

Ice Cube Art

{Art, Science}
Each child chooses two colors of powdered tempera paint to spoon onto a paper plate. We use an ice cube on a popsicle stick to swirl around the plate, watching and waiting as it melted, mixing with the paint and blending the colors. Children can see how long it takes for the ice to melt.

Ramps & Pipes

{Science}
Children use long boards, pieces of cardboard, PVC pipes, and paper towel tubes to make ramps, and drop ice cubes down the ramps.

Cryogenics

{Science}
Cryogenics is the study of the effects of freezing temperatures on different materials. In this activity, we place four different substances (water, liquid soap, vanilla pudding, and honey) into small cups, then freeze them. After they are frozen (the next day), we take them out to observe and touch to see what effect freezing had on the substances.

Ice Rainbows

{Science}
Children drop colored water onto crushed ice to watch the colors travel down through the ice pieces and blend with other colors.

Winter Walk

{Science}
Go for a winter walk around the neighborhood or schoolyard together. Talk about the changes they see in nature. How do the trees look now that is different from summer? How does the grass look? How does the sky look? Are there any (or many) animals around? Are there any flowers?

Snowman Snack

{Cooking}
Place two English muffin halves on a plate, one above the other, like a snowman. Spread cream cheese or white cake icing on the muffins. Add M&M candies or raisins for the eyes and mouth. Add a baby carrot for the nose. Add a piece of a fruit leather strip (fruit roll-up) for the scarf.

Dramatic Play Center

{Centers}
Include a basket full of winter clothing: mittens, hat, scarf, pans, boots, scarf, coat. This goes well with the book Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London.

Block Center

{Centers}
Add white polyester that children can add to the structures they build for a snowy winter setting. Take a photo of each child dressed in their winter clothing, cut out the photos and attach them to a block so they will stand up straight. Children can use these as people “figures” of themselves in their block structures.

Science Center

{Centers, Science}
Add books that show pictures that represent the winter season. You can also take photos of the trees and other plant life around your school showing how they look in winter to display in the science center.

Ice Skating

{Large Group, Movement}
Have each child place their feet on two paper plates (one foot on one plate). They should move around the room, sliding their feet along as if they are skating. A “freeze” game could also be played by starting and stopping music and calling for everyone to “freeze”.

Winter Grid Game

{Math}
Read about and print here: Grid Games

Winter Bingo Stamping Game

{Math or Literacy}
Read about and print the Snowman Bingo Game here.

Find more Winter Activities for Pre-K

In My Shop

Links

SaveSave

Would you like to join my FREE weekly update newsletter? Join 80,000+ subscribers!
Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party.

Love or hate them, bulletin boards are a part of any teacher’s job.

Some teachers are artistic and ambitious, changing them often.  Others prefer to do things seasonally rather than changing them each month for the holidays.

If you fall into the later category, our round-up of winter bulletin board ideas will make your life a little easier. We’ve done the dirty work for you.

Need a supplement for your polar bear units? This polar bear craft looks adorable around my room during our unit!

The Snowflake Life Cycle, Craft, and Writing Activity makes a great wall display too!

Penguin Science activity for your bulletin boards!

Snowman activity display from The Classroom Creative via TpT

{perfect for under the bulletin board!}

Chill Out with a Good Book via Mrs. Lirette’s Learning Detectives

Are You Up for Winter? via TCC

Penguins on Ice via Castle Hill Crafts

I Love Winter Because via Amazing Preschool Activities

Let It Snow via CMS 

Snowman Door via Southern Flair

Hibernate with a Good Book via Barbara Hesson

Slide into a New Year via Hand-Me-Down Ideas

There’s No Business like “Snow” Business via Bulletin Boards for the Music Classroom

March of the Penguins via Erie Preschool

Happy Winter via Bulletin Board Pro

Solve a Snowflake via Teacher Time 123

It’s “Snow” Secret viaBusiness Education Bulletin Board Ideas

Falling into Winter via Becoming a Teacher

I Love Snow via Miss G’s Aussie Kindergarten

What is Snow? via Woodlawn Presbyterian

Reading Incentive Snow Globes via Unique Teaching Ideas

Handprint Snowman via Stranamasterov

Frozen Noses via The Virtual Vine

Need winter inspired name tags? Check these out HERE!

Need more ideas for your students this winter? Stop by our winter crafts gallery for more ideas.

Stay connected with us here at The Classroom Creative:

Have a great idea and want to share it? Whether you have a blog or not, we’d love for you to submit an idea here!

Remember, if you are a blogger, or teacher/parent {without a blog} we’d love for you to submit an idea! Those with clear photographs are best suited for our site.

 

Enjoy the cold,

Nicolette

 

Filed Under: Blog, bulletin boards, winter9 Comments

0 thoughts on “Bulletin Board Ideas For Winter Pre-K Homework

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *