Over 20 Easy Winter STEAM Activities for Preschoolers – Winter Science Experiments that are hands on for early learners including STEM activities for toddlers.
Winter STEAM Activities for Preschoolers
As I’m planning our school for the next few months I wanted to find some great resources for Winter STEAM activities for preschoolers, so I thought I might as well share with you all.
Collecting a balance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math activities is important to me as we strive to learn through hands on activities that are fun and engaging.
So here are a few activities that will work well for toddlers or preschoolers…and you can probably even tweak for kindergarteners as well.
Winter Science Experiments for Preschoolers
Make learning fun with this STEAM ice activity for preschoolers. Through this Water & Ice Preschool Science Experiment let the early learner engage and have fun while learning through easy hands on science experiments.
2- Hands on Teaching Ideas – Easy Science Experiments Disappearing Snowman
This experiment started with children making their own little snowman using some basic materials to design their own snowman with. We placed them in a jar and left them inside and observed them every day to see what was happening.
3- Buggy and Buddy – Insta-Snow Winter Science Experiment Activity
This activity is also a great winter-themed sensory play experience for kids of all ages and a fun way to explore color mixing too!
4- Fireflies and Mudpies – Fascinating Frozen Bubbles
Make and observe fascinating frozen bubbles as an extreme winter science activity with kids.
(Here –> how to take pictures of frozen bubbles!)
5- Hands on Teaching Ideas – Science Experiment for Preschoolers with Animal Adaption
What would it feel like to be a polar bear? Well now kids can find out! I love the idea of kids being able to feel the protection that a bear has when it builds up its layers before hibernating.
6- Buggy and Buddy – How to Make Snow Dough
Snow dough is a fun sensory material to add to small world play and also makes a great play material all on its own. This playdough recipe is perfect for ‘snowy’ play due to its bright white color and somewhat crumbly texture.
7- Preschool Tool Kit – Ice and Salt Preschool Science Activity
It’s easy for kids to have fun with winter STEAM in this simple ice and salt activity. Kids can compete in ice cube races, observe changes in ice cubes as they melt, and discover how salt affects ice.
8- A Dab of Glue Will Do – Christmas Science Experiment with Hot Chocolate
Winter is the perfect time for fun science in the classroom! This year try one of my favorite Christmas science experiments with hot chocolate. You’ll need just a couple simple materials and your students will LOVE it!
Winter Technology Activities for Preschoolers
9- J Daniels 4’s Mom – Olympic Ski Lift Activity
Today’s activity invites children to create a wooden peg skier, a moveable ski lift, and a painted paper plate background.
10- Buggy and Buddy – Launching Ping Pong Balls with a Lever
This simple machine science activity for kids is perfect for any time of year, but we’ve put a winter spin on it. We’ll be exploring the relationship between a lever and fulcrum by launching ping pong ball snowmen in this fun STEM activity for kids!
11- Inspiration Laboratories – Snow Exploration
If you have enough snow, bring a bucket or two inside for experimenting. If you don’t have any, you can make make your own snow by crushing some ice in a blender. That’s what I did for today’s snow science.
Winter Engineering Activities for Preschoolers
12- Engineering a Snowflake – Sixth Bloom
With a few (simple) materials your toddler and preschooler will be engineering and building their own snowflake with q-tips and glue.
13- The Preschool Toolbox Engineering Activity – Evergreen Tree Building Activity –
Preschoolers are asked to build a simple Evergreen tree…The kids will ask HOW to build a tree. Try to answer their questions with open-ended feedback to allow them to use critical thinking tools to solve the problem independently. It is truly amazing to watch young kids creating, thinking, and learning through play.
14- Preschool Toolbox – Winter Castle Kids Craft STEAM activity
Kids can easily make a winter castle for exciting small world adventures. This winter castle, made with everyday materials, provides a perfect opportunity for adding both STEAM and pretend play to your daily activities.
15- Red Ted Art – Thaumatropes Winter STEAM Activity for Preschoolers
Thaumatropes are a great (and classic) STEAM Project for Kids. It works on the basis of an optical illusion and are a great DIY Toy to make.
16- Inspiration Laboratories – Build a Hexbug Maze
Challenge your child to build a LEGO maze for a hexbug. We used white LEGO bricks for a fun winter theme
Winter Art Activities for Preschoolers
17- Messy Little Monster – Painting on Snow
Do you have snow? If you do you must try painting on snow. It is such a fun winter art activity for children young and old to enjoy. Snow paint it so easy to make too!
18- Happy and Blessed Home – I is for Igloo Art for Preschoolers
Building with blocks is a great way to build fine and gross motor skills as well as foster imagination. For our study on the letter “I”, we made a preschool craft – an igloo out of sugar cubes.
19- Messy Little Monster – Melted Snowman Art and Poem
Who has snow? We have an adorable melted snowman craft with a printable poem to share today. Kids can create their own melted snowman art using our easy puffy paint recipe that uses just shaving foam and glue. This snow or winter project is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
20- The Best Ideas for Kids – Salt Painting
Now that winter is here and there is plenty of snow on the ground we’re sharing some fun winter activities to keep your kids busy when the weather is cold. Salt painting is a fun process art activity to do with kids.
21- Fireflies and Mudpies – Snowy Day Winter Tissue Paper Art
This creative process art project is incredibly vibrant, fun, and simple enough for kids of all ages.
22- Red Ted Art – Ice Ornaments
They are simple and OH SO CUTE: Ice Decorations. A fab, fun, easy, quick craft, that also teaches a tiny bit of science (the whole bit about water freezing).
Winter Math Activities for Preschoolers
23- Buggy and Buddy – Symmetrical Snowflake
This snowflake craft would be a great addition to any math lessons on symmetry, patterns, and would be a fun addition to a unit on snowflakes or winter!
We are a husband and wife team, pairing our strengths together to teach our preschooler in the most fun and engaging way we possibly can. The mister is a high school educator at Northlake Christian school in Covington Louisiana and over the Innovation Center, which is all things STEAM. I am a SAHM that blogs pretty much everything we do in our little paradise, from what we eat, to where we travel to how we teach our little one. We hope you are inspired to incorporate STEAM into learning with your children.