Here are 5 activities you can do indoors and out—even if you don’t get snow. They’ll help your child learn about colors, numbers, science, nature and more.
With your child:
• Listen to the sounds of winter. Take a walk and talk about what you hear. Perhaps boots crunching on snow. Rain splashing. Wind whistling.
• Make a paper snowman. Cut the shape of a snowman from construction paper. Glue on cotton for the body. Add buttons for the coat. Fabric for the scarf. Yarn for arms and legs. Beans for eyes.
• Count pairs. Find five pairs of mittens or gloves in your house. Mix them up. Have your child sort them back into pairs.
• Be winter detectives. Help your child identify the signs of winter. Cold weather. Less daylight. Bare trees. People wearing more clothing on. Smoke from chimneys.
• Make a “No Snow Man.” For each one, collect a set of children’s clothes. Stuff pants and shirt with wadded newspaper. Use safety pins to hold the two together. Make a head from a stuffed paper bag. Use markers to add facial features. Add a hat and scarf, and put outside.
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